A row has broken out after it was revealed Lochgilphead Post Office is to shut and the services moved to a convenience store. But while the new branch will be open all hours,there are fears vital services could be lost.
Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,October 17 2014,also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
The popular Strictly Lochgilphead is making a comeback to the social calendar as six couples don their dancing shoes for charity.
Mid Argyll folk will be taught to tango, salsa,jive and lindy hop under the guidance of dance teacher Laura Sweeney.
Find out the names behind the line up in the Argyllshire Advertiser,October 10 2014 –also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
While the mud was thick and the rain poured the MS Fun on the Green was still full of life.
Spirits were high and more than 30 people bungee jumped to raise money and children were even rolling around in the muck.
See the Argyllshire Advertiser,August 22 2014,also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
Overflowing waste behind the Co-op building in Lochgilphead has been branded an ‘absolute disgrace’by outraged locals.
The bins which allow people to recycle glass,plastic and paper goods are owned by Argyll and Bute Council but sit within the grounds of the town’s largest supermarket.
See the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,August 15,2014,also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
A SPECIALIST dementia ward at Mid Argyll Community Hospital has been forced to shut this week because of staff shortages.
NHS Highland confirmed on Wednesday that elderly people within dementia ward Cara have been moved into Knapdale and Glassary wards within the Lochgilphead hospital.
See the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,August 8 2014 and online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
Dozens of Lochgilphead people turned out to show their respects for World War One soldiers and their families at the town’s war memorial today,Monday August 4.
At 11am on the day Great Britain entered the war,Argyll and Bute Councillors and community councillors joined veterans and members of the public in remembering the fallen.
Many people laid wreaths and crosses at the memorial to remember ancestors and people who remain at the heart of their community.
See Friday’s Argyllshire Advertiser,August 8 2014, for more on the centenary events for World War One in Mid Argyll. Also available on line from the same date at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
TWO ASPIRING musicians were left star struck after performing alongside award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti in a flashmob orchestra in Glasgow.
After almost missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime,Tiegan Holroyd and Eve Maxwell could not believe their luck when they were invited to go for rehearsals with the famous musician.
Read their story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,August 1 2014,also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
A ‘think tank’is to be set up to look at revitalising Lochgilphead and other Mid Argyll villages after Argyll and Bute council said that the town was not a suitable candidate for Historic Scotland’s Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS).
Projects to restore listed buildings using CARS grants are taking place in Campbeltown and Inveraray.
For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser,July 3 2014. Also available at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
Ambitions of getting a sports pitch in Lochgilphead best suited to the town’s three main sports has failed,as Argyll and Bute Council says Tiger Turf will be laid on the existing 2G pitch this summer.
The local authority has confirmed that it has again caved in to Lochgilphead High School’s demands for a hockey pitch,despite it not being played widely in the area.
For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser,June 27 2014,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
Youngsters in Mid Argyll were put through their paces last week as they took part in an event to celebrate the Commonwealth Games.
Children from pre-school units across Mid Argyll took part in a Mini Commonwealth Games while basking in the sunshine at Lochgilphead Joint Campus.
See more photos in the Argyllshire Advertiser –also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital