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
Families descended on Lochgilphead Parish Church amidst the sunshine for a day of fun activities.
The Argyll Street church opened its doors to locals and their animals for the fete which included a very popular pet show.
See more photos from the day in the Argyllshire Advertiser,June 20 2014. On line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
Michael Russell,Argyll and Bute MSP,has slammed Vodafone for leaving people in Lochgilphead and the surrounding area without a mobile telephone signal for nine days.
A spokesman for Vodafone said:‘We try to get these [problems] fixed as soon as possible…’
Read the full story in The Oban Times,June 6 2014,also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
Red Star welcomed league runners up Goldenhill to Ropework Park for the final match of the season and despite getting off to a shocking start it was the Lochgilphead side that ran out 4-3 winners.
The Lochgilphead men are delighted with their position in their first season in Premier Division 2.
Find out more about the match and the team in the Argyllshire Advertiser,May 30 2014. Also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
A group of 10 people who have year after year created an incredible spectacle of light,fun and laughter have confirmed they are to quit.
The Lanterns@10 committee,which has helped make the Lochgilphead Lantern Parade the biggest event in the Mid Argyll social calendar,are hoping to pass the reins on to other people who are equally passionate about the event.
Read more about their decision and what will happen next in the Argyllshire Advertiser,May 23 2014,also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
A group of hikers recently made their way to the summit of Ben Lomond as part of the Duntrune Trekkers fundraising programme.
Trekkers Blair Johnston,Duncan McGregor and Campbell Wright,were joined by six hikers for the challenge that raised £500 which will be split between the trio’s charities.
The event was a warm up for Blair,Duncan and Campbell who plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania later this year to raise cash for Lochgilphead’s MS Centre,Rainbow Valley and the Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation.
For more see the Argyllshire Advertiser,May 16 2014 –also at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
Generous employees at West Coast Motors coach and bus company have donated £2,000 to Lochgilphead’s Macmillan Day Suite which they raised at their annual staff party.
More than 100 staff attended the party at Oban’s Argyllshire Gathering Halls,which featured an auction with some top prizes.
See the Argyllshire Advertiser,May 16 2014 for more. Also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
Plans for a £27,500 soft play area that will transform part of Lochgilphead Community Centre have been unveiled.
The design,by soft play specialist Tiger Play,would see room six of the centre turned into a play room that would be suitable for children of all ages.
Lochgilphead Community Centre Association (LCCA) plans to apply to a number of organisation,including the Big Lottery Fund,to finance the project.
For more details see the Argyllshire Advertiser,May 2 2014,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital