Humza Yousaf with chamber of commerce members Murdo MacLeod (left), Jane MacLeod and Alison Hay (chair)
WORK ON upgrading the A83 trunk road is far from finished, a Scottish Government minister was reminded this week.
On a trip to Lochgilphead on Wednesday at the invitation of Mid Argyll Chamber of Commerce, transport minister Humza Yousaf outlined the latest developments, taking questions from the audience.
His visit follows the latest meeting of the A83 taskforce – a group comprising business managers, councillors, civil servants, engineers and others – in Arrochar last week.
Kilmartin Primary School pupils strike a pose
MUSIC struck the right chord as the 38th annual Mid Argyll Music Festival opened in Ardrishaig.
Featuring competitions for spoken pieces, song and instrument, the festival provides a stage for people young and old to demonstrate their skills – and offers great entertainment to the audience.
This year’s event got off to a rousing start with the welcome return of piping to the programme on Saturday March 18. With all sorts of song and instrumental classes in the days since then, this has
A COFFEE morning featuring some fantastic cakes raised valuable funds for Kilmory and Dunadd Junior Camanachd.
People braved the rain to fill Lochgilphead Parish Church Hall on Saturday March 18, where young shinty players helped the older generations serve the hungry hordes.
In total the event raised £452, and counting, for the club.
Speaking for the club, Laurene Cameron said: ‘Thank you to everyone who baked, gave in donations for the stall and for everyone who turned up to help out at
Dinah with Nerys, her trusty steed
WE ALL scoot around, getting on with busy lives – but one Mid Argyll woman is about to take it to a new extreme.
Dinah Bosomworth will travel round the Hebrides using a scooter. And not a moped – a kick scooter with which many of us would be familiar as kids.
On April 20, the 52-year-old grandmother will set off from Oban pier on a 500-mile trek to raise funds for SAMH – the Scottish Association for Mental Health.
A mum of six with four grandkids, Dinah plans to scooter from Vatersay
ARGYLL and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara has spoken of his shock following the attack on the Houses of Parliament.
At 2.40pm on Wednesday March 22 a man drove a car along a pavement on Westminster Bridge, killing at least two pedestrians and injuring many more. The car then crashed into railings outside the Houses of Parliament.
The attacker, carrying a knife, ran to parliament where he was confronted by the police. An unarmed police officer, PC Keith Palmer, was stabbed and killed.
Police and BEAR Scotland personnel work to get traffic moving. Photo: Ross MacDonald
IT TOOK less than a day following the spring equinox for mother nature to remind us that winter might not yet have gone.
The second day of spring saw early morning snow, hail sleet and thunder hit western Scotland on Tuesday March 21.
The main road artery serving Argyll, the A83 trunk road, was closed for around two hours as vehicles struggled to climb the ascent to the Rest and be Thankful from Butterbridge.
A spokesperson for trunk road management firm BEAR Scotland said: ‘Police Scotland closed the A83 for a short period at the Rest and be Thankful to allow teams to safely clear the route following
ASPIRING Gaelic singers were in full voice as traditional music sensation Robert Robertson, former Skipinnish frontman, stopped by to lend a helping hand.
The Coisir og Dhail Riata choir met in Lochgilphead for a very special rehearsal as they continue their preparations for a number of upcoming events.
Robert said: ‘I was very impressed. I was only there to offer my opinion where I could, and I was delighted to do so.’
The choir is always looking for new recruits and no experience of Gaelic
A POLICE dive team has been scouring the lower reaches of Loch Awe as efforts go on to find any sign of Joachim Brolly.
The 59-year-old was last seen getting into a boat at Torran Bay Hostel near the village of Ford at about 3pm on Thursday March 9.
Mr Brolly, who lived nearby, is described by police as white, five foot six inches tall, of medium build with short grey hair and clean-shaven. He was wearing navy trousers, a navy fleece and a navy jacket.
Specialist sonar equipment was called