A MAN who grew up in Mid Argyll has been awarded the Legion of Honour – the Légion d’honneur – for his Second World War service supporting the French resistance.
Hamish Craig (93) lived in Lochgilphead before emigrating to New Zealand and settling there.
Full story in the May 13 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.
Celebrating 100 years of women policing, two Lochgilphead police officers share their experience of starting work in the force 20 years apart.
For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, July 3 2015, also available online.
A Viking battle is set to take place on Lochgilphead’s front green next month.
The event has been confirmed by organisers of the Viking festival, which is now in its second year.
For more details see the Argyllshire Advertiser, May15 2015, also available online.
A disability mobility scooter user is calling for safer crossings on roads in Lochgilphead.
Karen Cameron, 33, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) seven years ago, decided to get a mobility scooter last year.
But it has brought a new set of problems; including crossing main roads, getting on and off pavements where there are no dropped kerbs and wheelie bins and parked cars blocking footpaths.
For the full story, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 8 2015, also online.
Despite playing a prominent role in the Scottish independence referendum last year, under 18s are finding it hard to engage with the general election.
For last year’s referendum, on September 18, the legal age for voting was dropped from 18 to 16 years old but for the next general election the age group has returned to 18 years and over.
The Advertiser visited Lochgilphead Joint Campus to find out what sixth years think of this year’s general election and how they might be voting.
Vandals have splattered graffiti over the outside walls of the changing rooms at Ropework Park, 72 hours after the building was re-opened following an extensive six-week renovation.
Lochgilphead residents were appalled to find the front of the pavilion daubed with spray paint.
Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 24 2015, also available online.
A Lochgilphead pensioner’s computer crashed after a suspected scam.
Reverend Lesley Risby, 64, a retired minister, said that vile tricksters called her pretending to be computer engineers.
Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 17 2015. Also available online.
Dancers rocked the night away at a fancy dress fundraiser in Lochgilphead.
Kelly McGuinness, 24, organised the event with her friend Marie Downey in an effort to contribute to a larger fundraiser for the Southern General Hospital on behalf of her mother-in-law Janice Beattie, who recently underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour.
See all the photos from the evening in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 17 2015, also available online.
Two Mid Argyll women are driving a campaign to roll out a new form of musical therapy after they discovered a passion for it during a bus journey to Glasgow.
Sue MacDougall, of the Lochgilphead Resource Centre and Maggie McLaren, of Dochas Centre, have been working to introduce Playlist for Life across Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the islands.
Read more about their venture in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 17 2015, also available online.
Lochgilphead Community Council has new officials after Bob Millar and others stepped down after three years.
Find out who the councillors are now in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 17 2015, also available online,