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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War memorial wins award

The award-winning memorial at Argyll Caravan Park

The award-winning memorial at Argyll Caravan Park

A WAR memorial near Inveraray has picked up a prestigious award at the annual Best Kept War Memorial campaign run by Royal British Legion Scotland.

The Argyll Caravan Park memorial, on the site of a WWII training camp known as HMS Quebec, was named the best satellite war memorial with gardens, and representatives from the local branch will pick up the trophy on behalf of all its members at a presentation ceremony in Edinburgh.

Records broken in Inveraray jail break

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Despite freezing conditions, competitors and marshals turned out on Sunday for the sixth annual Inveraray Jail Break run.

Overcoming the wet and windy conditions, children and adults stiffened their sinews and did what  runners do best – went for it in fine style, with several race records broken on the day.

Read the top results in the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 8 2015, also online.

Hopes new signs will prevent damage to Inveraray arch

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New signs for the archway on the A819 on Dalmally Road in Inveraray are expected to prevent lorry  drivers from ‘tearing chunks’ off the surface when passing through.

Following concerns from members of the public that large lorries were continuing to clip the archway, damaging the surface of the fixture, new signs have been drawn up.

See all the details in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 25 2015 and online

Kilmory fails to stand up to Inveraray’s second team

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At Winterton Park Kilmory were given a run for their money when they were beaten 2-1 by Inveraray’s second shinty team.

It was a typically physical derby match from the first whistle and in just 12 minutes Kilmory landed a penalty.

Read the full match report and that from Inveraray first team’s game against Abrdour in the Celtic Society Cup in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 24 2015. Also available online.

Inveraray go down 6-3 to Lovat

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Lovat scored six goals for the second week in a row in a nine goal thriller at Inveraray on Saturday, April 11.

’Aray went two goals down in the first five minutes at the town’s Winterton Park.

Lovat’s Greg Matheson did the damage firmly putting Inveraray the back foot.

For the full match report and a preview of  ‘Aray’s next game, see the Argyllshire Advertiser April 17 2015. Also available online.

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