Police seek witnesses after pedestrian dies on trunk road

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A MAN has died after being struck by a vehicle near Inveraray in the early hours.

At around 1.30am on Sunday May 28, the man, aged 29, was struck by a Vauxhall Movano van travelling west on the A83 trunk road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 34- year-old driver of the van was not injured.

The A83 was closed between Tarbet and Inveraray until around 2pm the same day while police investigations were carried out.

Inspector Darren Faulds is appealing for witnesses to the crash. He would

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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.

And they’re off…

Runners set off from Inveraray Jail for the annual Jail Break hill race on Sunday May 14. The course took runners to the top of Dun Na Cuaiche and back to the finish line at Inveraray Castle.

Read all about the 2017 Inveraray Jail Break in the May 19, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

A graceful visitor in majestic Loch Fyne

Majestic Fred Olsen cruise ship ‘Boudicca’ made a welcome return to Loch Fyne, Argyll on the morning of May 9, 2017.

After a quick turnaround at Inveraray, it was back down the 40-mile-long sea loch to Tarbert, where the ship lay at anchor and passengers disembarked.

Here she is filmed from the Dalchenna shore just after 7.30am, cruising in calm conditions between St Catherines on one side and the Argyll Caravan Park on the other.

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Argyll town set for building boom

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MAJOR plans for 180 new houses in Inveraray, including 45 affordable homes, have been approved by Argyll and Bute Council – after eight years in the pipeline.

‘We are planning for growth,’ head of planning Angus Gilmour told the last meeting of this council’s Planning, Protective Services and Licensing Committee on Wednesday April 26: ‘We see Inveraray as a growth point, because of its central location and transport links.’

The report put before councillors stated the Local

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Inveraray’s revitalised buildings revealed

The refurbished Inveraray Town House revealed

The refurbished Inveraray Town House revealed

THE SCAFFOLDING is coming down in Inveraray.

The regeneration of the historic Argyll town has reached a major milestone as buildings are revealed once more, looking better than they have in years.

Four of five chosen priority buildings – the Town House, Chamberlain’s House, the Old Temperance Hotel and Relief Land – have been given a new lease of life as part of the Inveraray Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) by being restored to their former glory.

Work on Arkland, the fifth

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Everyone’s a winner at Inveraray bake-off

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THE GREAT Inveraray coffee morning was a big success – and the children’s bake-off proved to be the icing on the cake.

Organised by Inveraray and District branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, the event on Saturday September 24 attracted a full house in the church hall.

Legion branch chairman, Ian Campbell, said: ‘Thanks to everyone who supported this event. It’s always a big hit. As far as I’m concerned the standard of baking from the kids was fantastic – and everyone’s

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Londis bags boost bus fund

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A DRIVE to raise funds for a community minibus has received a cash boost from the owners of Inveraray’s Londis store.

Full story in the June 3, 2016 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

You’d be quackers to miss it

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ORGANISED by Inveraray branch of the British Legion, 500 ducks are set to be released into the River Aray at 1pm on Saturday May 28, with kind permission of Argyll Estates.

But conservationists needn’t get their feathers ruffled – they are artificial ducks.

The competition, though, is real.

In aid of legion funds, you can enter for £1 per duck, with a chance of winning cash prizes.

Entry sheets available in various shops in town and the Argyll Caravan Park – or contact Ian

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Family support drives Inveraray’s running mum

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Photo courtesy of Scottish Athletics

AN INVERARAY woman has made a stunning return to athletics after years away from the sport.

Mum-of-two Lesley Pirie achieved a lifetime ambition last month, completing the London Marathon – but not content with simply getting round the course, Lesley crossed the line as the second placed female Scots runner overall.

Lesley puts her improvement down to a new-found focus, combined with a support network of family and friends.

The hard graft is paying off, and last weekend Lesley pulled on a Scotland

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