Police enforce new drink-drive law

lochgilphead road checksPolice were out in Lochgilphead last Friday morning to enforce the new drink-drive limit and carry out vehicle safety checks.

PC Cameron Brownlee and PC Fiona Kirk, road traffic officers based in Mid Argyll, were stopping drivers at the Corran roundabout to enforce the new law, whilst reminding motorists to make sure their cars are fit for the road.

Read more in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 19 2014, also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

In the swim


SWIMMERS and runners from MacLeod Construction have raised £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The brave 12 – including Gordon Ram who initiated the swim – jumped into the sea at Ardrishaig and swam over to the Kilmory ‘bus stop’.

Gordon completed a longer six-kilometre swim a week earlier, and dedicated his swim to friends that he has lost from cancer.

After the swim Murdo and Jane MacLeod took the hardy souls for fish and chips in his fast boat to celebrate their success.

Clock Lodge plan to go to public hearing

clock lodgeLochgilphead business owners will have the opportunity to plead their case and prevent the planned Harbro development at the Clock Lodge from going ahead when a public hearing is held later this year.

At a meeting of Argyll and Bute Council’s planning committee,  councillors agreed to defer a decision on the development until it had heard directly from the business people who fear the development will take business away from an already struggling Lochgilphead town centre.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 25 2014 – also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Win tickets to The Ideal Home Show Scotland 2014

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The Ideal Home Show Scotland team are back at Glasgow’s SECC from May 23 to 26 this year in what promises to be yet another outstanding home event. Over 40,000 visitors are expected at the show, looking for ideas and products ranging from substantial home projects to those simply looking to add some extra flair to their homes.

This year’s team of celebrity experts offering advice are TV Interiors guru John Amabile, architect and presenter George Clarke, fresh from Restoration Man, award-winning gardens expert and designer Diarmuid Gavin and Technology and Gadgets Ambassador, Suzi Perry.

Gregg Wallace will be bringing back his exclusive show restaurant giving visitors the chance to taste the best of local produce with a selection of delicious dishes.

The fabulous Carol Smillie will be adding glamor and making sure everyone is looking gorgeous with her top fashion and beauty tips.

Visit www.idealhomeshowscotland.co.uk.ihs_scotland_2014_updated_logo

The Ideal Home Show is offering  10 lucky readers of the Campbeltown Courier and Argyllshire Advertiser the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets, see this week’s Argyllshire Advertiser, April 11.  Entries must be submitted by Tuesday April 22, 2014.

Terms and conditions:  The prize is as stated.  No cash alternative. The Editor’s decision is final. Photocopied entry coupons will not be accepted.  The winner may be asked to take part in publicity and may appear in a Wyvex Media publication and website. This competition is not open to Wyvex Media and associated company employees and their families.  Tickets will be posted to the winners nearer the date of the event. This offer is only open to UK residents.  Complimentary tickets are valid for one day only, on any one day of the show between the 23rd – 26th May 2014, to Ideal Home Show at the SECC. Tickets are non transferable. Complimentary tickets obtained through this offer may not be duplicated. All tickets will be scanned on entry to the show. This competition is open to readers of other Wyvex Media publications.

Ardrishaig Pier secures Timberlink funding

06_a06lighthouse01A TOTAL of £1 million has been made available by Forestry Commission Scotland to ensure the future of Ardrishaig Pier as a strategic port for shipping timber out of Argyll.

The national authority confirmed it has allocated one third of its Strategic Timber Transport Fund to maintaining the Timberlink public service.

Read all the details in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 4 2014, also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Argyllshire Advertiser new announcements section

Announcements ads for webShare your celebrations with our ALL NEW announcements adverts. For only £25 (plus VAT),you will receive a 5cm high x 2 column width full colour advert with artwork,a photo and your own personal message (up to 20 words).

Let everyone know about an engagement, birthday, anniversary or new arrival in your family.

CALL US NOW TO BOOK YOUR SPACE! Argyllshire Advertiser: 01546 602345

Last of the summer fun

06_a36ford03The last of Mid Argyll’s summer gala weekends and fun days were held this weekend.

Villagers in Ford and Furnace came together on Saturday and Sunday in a show of community spirit as the final days of summer draw to a close.

Read more about it and see all the photos from the event in the Argyllshire Advertiser, September 6 2013 and on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Wyvex Media Photo of the Year continues

We are continuing to print the best of your photos for the Wyvex Media Photo of the Year competition, with another nine in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 28 2012.

To find out how to vote for your favourite photo or to enter click here or see the Argyllshire Advertiser.


Wyvex Media Photo of the Year!


AMATEUR photographers across the West Highlands and Islands are being urged to get snapping with Wyvex Media’s Photo of the Year competition.

We are looking for photographs that sum up why this part of the world is your favourite.loch-etive-sunset

It can be anything, from your favourite place or activity to a picturesque sunset or local wildlife.

Entries will be accepted until the end of January, so there is plenty of time to get out and about to grab that winning image.

Each week, we’ll run a selection of the best photographs and even if you’re not taking part, you can vote for your favourite.


Either fill in the coupon which will appear each week while the competition is running in the Argyllshire Advertiser or text POY plus the number in the bottom right hand corner of the photo to 88010. You can vote for your favourite as many times as you like over the course of the competition.


The most popular photographs stand a chance of winning fantastic prizes in the Photo of the Year People’s Vote and our judges’ Grand Prize categories.

To enter, log on to www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/poy or send a CD of your images to Wyvex Media, Photo of the Year, Lochavullin Industrial Estate, Crannog Lane, Oban PA34 4HB.





Terms and conditions:

Editor’s decision is final.  Competition is for amateur photographers only.  The winner must be willing to take part in publicity. Photographs not of a high enough resolution to appear in print will be disqualified. By submitting to the competition, including but not limited to digital video and images, mobile text messages, blogging, message boards, emails and audio submissions, you automatically grant Wyvex Media the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such material (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. Prizes are as stated, no cash alternative.  Employees of Wyvex Media and their immediate family are prohibited from entering. Text votes cost £1 plus one message at standard network rate.

Voting deadline looms in Pet Idol 2012 final

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