Worst flooding in Tarbert for 20 years

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Soaking carpets and rugs were sitting outside Tarbert homes and businesses after the village was flooded twice in the same week.

High tides forced the water of Loch Fyne over the harbour wall, flooding shops and homes.

For more photos and to read more about the affect on the village as well as on Ardrishaig and Lochgilphead, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, January 10 2014, also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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Wind turbine towers at Ardrishaig

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Machrihanish-based Wind Towers Ltd send their tower parts north by road through Argyll and sometimes they can have some tight corners to negotiate – like this one at the Crinan Canal bridge in Ardrishaig.

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Hair-raising experience in aid of Rainbow Valley

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It was a hair-raising experience for a number of people across Mid Argyll when they went for a not-so-quiet  drink at Lochgilphead’s Argyll Hotel – and lost their hair in the process as they went head to head with a razor in aid of the Rainbow Valley charity.

The charity aims to fulfil the vision of cancer-victim Johanna MacVicar, who died in 2005, and create a centre of refuge where people affected by cancer can go for advice and support.

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Aliens gather for lantern parade in Lochgilphead

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A CARNIVAL-like atmosphere filled the air in Lochgilphead on Saturday night, November 3 2012, as the annual lantern parade got underway. Continue reading Aliens gather for lantern parade in Lochgilphead

First-time beaver parents reveal new kit

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The Scottish Beaver Trial has announced the arrival of another beaver kit. Continue reading First-time beaver parents reveal new kit

Clyde joins the crowds at Mid Argyll Triathlon

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CHEERS could be heard around Lochgilphead on Sunday, September 23 2012, as locals gathered to cheer on 150 athletes taking part in the annual Mid Argyll Triathlon. Continue reading Clyde joins the crowds at Mid Argyll Triathlon

Lochgilphead celebrates Armed Forces Day

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MEMBERS of the armed forces, past and present, descended on Lochgilphead on Saturday, June 23 2012 to take part in the annual armed forces day. Continue reading Lochgilphead celebrates Armed Forces Day

Glassary Games in Mid Argyll

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Glassary Games took place on Saturday June 16 2012 and despite the pouring rain, hundreds of children and adults turned out from across Mid Argyll to take part in the events. Continue reading Glassary Games in Mid Argyll

Auchindrain Ancient Township

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Tourists and locals alike sampled life in the past at Auchindrain Ancient Township as part of Mid Argyll Museums Festival at the end of May 2012.

For more on this story and photos see the Advertiser of May 25 2012 on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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Olympic torch comes to Argyll

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Myles Clark with the Olympic torch

Lochgilphead’s Myles Clark, aged 18, carried the torch and Olympic flame 300 metres through Tarbet village on Saturday, June 9 2012 – one of only two Argyll villages to host the torch. Continue reading Olympic torch comes to Argyll

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