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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Give ticks a flea in their ear

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VETS had the dog and cat owners scratching their heads at a talk on parasites.

Nothing to do with the quality of presentation led by Lochgilphead vet Justine Armstrong of Dalriada Veterinary Practice – but all to do with the subject matter of fleas.

Plenty of tips were offered on how to deal with external parasite such as fleas and ticks, as well as internal nasties like tapeworm and roundworms.

Read the full story in the May 5, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Join Stephen’s egg-cellent adventure for sick kids

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AN EASTER parade with a difference is all set to leave Lochgilphead for the big city.

And bike enthusiast Stephen McCormick is looking for plenty of locals to join him and his trusty Honda Pan-European 1300 bike on one of the biggest motorbike runs in Scotland – for a cause close to his heart.

The annual Easter Egg Run is held in support of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, a cause which Stephen has been part of for many years.

‘Along with a few pals I’ve been doing the bike ride

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‘Lazy’ Lochgilphead parkers putting pedestrians in peril

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SELFISH drivers in Lochgilphead are causing real problems for people with mobility problems – and may be placing them in danger.

Lochgilphead residents Stef Cairney and his partner Mandy Glencross say drivers are using the pavement to park while ‘nipping into’ the town’s Co-op supermarket on Bishopton Road.

Mandy, who has restricted mobility and uses a walking frame, has particular difficulty negotiating parked vehicles in the vicinity of Argyll Tyres, opposite the Co-op.

Stef, 51

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Gaelic singing sensation sprinkles a little stardust

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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

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Lochgilphead club teed up for golf open day

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AN OPEN day will see Lochgilphead Golf Club lay out the welcome mat to anyone wanting to have a go at the game.

To be held at the club from 2pm until 4pm on Sunday, April 2, the Get Into Golf open day offers those who might be interested in taking up the game – of any age – the chance to simply have a go.

Read the full story in the March 17, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

BT apologises three weeks into broadband fault

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HOMES and businesses in Lochgilphead have been left without telephone landline or broadband services since a fault occurred in early February.

More than three weeks later patience is wearing thin among those affected – but the problems will soon be solved, according to BT.

One Lochgilphead householder said: ‘We have had no landline or broadband in our house for three weeks now. Our complaint has been escalated to BT, and the latest is they need a multi skilled manhole engineer to repair

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Are you a new year saint?

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TWO weeks into the new year, the Advertiser took to the streets of Lochgilphead to find the saints and sinners of new year resolutions – asking the dreaded question ‘are you managing to stick to your new year resolution?’

Read the full story in the January 13, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Getting a kick from karate

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THE Caledonia Kyokushinkai Karate club, Lochgilphead, saw many of its students passing their grading tests recently.

Success in the test, which involved full contact fighting, demonstrates readiness to move on to the next level of karate.

Read the full story in the January 13, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Meet Jamie – he’s quite a Guy

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LOCHNELL Street has a new resident.

Meet Jamie, who doesn’t expect to be staying too long in Lochgilphead – maybe until the beginning of November.

You can meet Jamie at the Flower Shop and D&Ds Clothing on Lochnell Street any time between now and Saturday November 5.

Read the full story in the October 28 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

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