Plenty of posies and warm welcome for Argyll’s royal visitor

ON A rearranged trip to the region, The Princess Royal was given a warm welcome in Argyll.

After a planned visit was called off last year due to ill health, the Princess enjoyed a tour on Wednesday May 23 of the Riverside complex, visiting Riverside Rascals Nursery, Mid Argyll Community Pool and the Citizens Advice offices.

Speaking as patron of Citizens Advice Scotland, Her Royal Highness praised the efforts of staff and volunteers in a ‘tricky’

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Winning start for pipe band champions

THE 2016 Grade One champion of champions pipe band, Inveraray and District, made a winning start to the new season with victory at Gourock Games on May 14, 2017.

They were pushed all the way, though, by Scottish Power.

Full story in the May 19, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Police probe bonfire as spark for forest blaze

An Argyll village had a close shave as a major fire raged in the hills nearby – and police believe it may have started with a garden bonfire.

The fire broke out above the Loch Fyne-side village of Furnace on Saturday May 6 on the slopes of Dun Leacainn, which dominates the local landscape.

By 3.30pm it was spreading west and north through more than 60 acres of forested land towards the A83 trunk road, which was closed by the police for a

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They want your vote – part six

ALL SIX of the candidates for the Kintyre and the Islands council ward, incorporating the Tarbert area, spoke at the Argyllshire Advertiser hustings on April 24.

They are vying for your vote at the local government elections on May 4, and in Tarbert Village Hall they opened with a two minute (maximum) speech on why voters should choose them.

We will publish video of each of the six statements – in reverse alphabetical order of surname &#8211

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They want your vote – part five

ALL SIX of the candidates for the Kintyre and the Islands council ward, incorporating the Tarbert area, spoke at the Argyllshire Advertiser hustings on April 24.

They are vying for your vote at the local government elections on May 4, and in Tarbert Village Hall they opened with a two minute (maximum) speech on why voters should choose them.

We will publish video of each of the six statements – in reverse alphabetical order of surname &#8211

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They want your vote – part four

ALL SIX of the candidates for the Kintyre and the Islands council ward, incorporating the Tarbert area, spoke at the Argyllshire Advertiser hustings on April 24.

They are vying for your vote at the local government elections on May 4, and in Tarbert Village Hall they opened with a two minute (maximum) speech on why voters should choose them.

We will publish video of each of the six statements – in reverse alphabetical order of surname &#8211

read more

They want your vote – part three

ALL SIX of the candidates for the Kintyre and the Islands council ward, incorporating the Tarbert area, spoke at the Argyllshire Advertiser hustings on April 24.

They are vying for your vote at the local government elections on May 4, and in Tarbert Village Hall they opened with a two minute (maximum) speech on why voters should choose them.

We will publish video of each of the six statements – in reverse alphabetical order of surname &#8211

read more

They want your vote – part two

ALL SIX of the candidates for the Kintyre and the Islands council ward, incorporating the Tarbert area, spoke at the Argyllshire Advertiser hustings on April 24.

They are vying for your vote at the local government elections on May 4, and in Tarbert Village Hall they opened with a two minute (maximum) speech on why voters should choose them.

We will publish video of each of the six statements – in reverse alphabetical order of surname &#8211

read more

They want your vote – part one

ALL SIX of the candidates for the Kintyre and the Islands council ward, incorporating the Tarbert area, spoke at the Argyllshire Advertiser hustings on April 24.

They are vying for your vote at the local government elections on May 4, and in Tarbert Village Hall they opened with a two minute (maximum) speech on why voters should choose them.

We will publish video of each of the six statements – in reverse alphabetical order of surname &#8211

read more

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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