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.

Vulnerable woman rescued from Loch Gilp

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A POLICE operation was launched on Friday September 23 after a person was spotted on estuarine mud in Loch Gilp just as the tide was starting to come in.

Officers raced to the scene at around midday, crossing the saturated silt on foot.

Lochgilphead-based Inspector Julie McLeish later confirmed that a vulnerable 31-year-old woman had been assisted by officers to leave the estuary.

No further details were released.

Sun suits golfers to a tee

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THERE was action galore as the sun shone on the region’s golf courses in the last week.

At Lochgilphead Golf Club, the gents teed off the latest competitions at with a team scramble.

Held on Saturday May 28, it was a well attended event with lots of friendly banter. The winning team was captained by Ryan McGlynn, who had Keith ‘Awesome’ Cowan and assistant match secretary, Colin Penman, on hand to romp home as easy winners with a nett 52.6.

The ladies also took to the course the same day to

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Légion d’honneur for Mid Argyll war hero

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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 in the police force

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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.

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