Fun on the Green despite the rain

ms fun on greenWhile 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

Lochgilphead recycling bins overflow

councils overflowing bins lochgiphead cop car parkOverflowing 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

Lack of nurses leads to ward closure

06_a13MAhospital01A 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

Lochgilphead falls silent to remember WWI

Lochgilphead first world war commemorationDozens 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


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Lochgilphead girls flashmob with Benedetti

Tiegan Holroyd Nicola Benedetti Eve MaxwellTWO 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

‘Think tank’ will focus on Lochgilphead

argyll street south 3A ‘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

Tiger Turf will go into Lochgilphead community pitch

Argyll and Bute logoAmbitions 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


Pre-school commonwealth games in Mid Argyll

mid argyll toddler gamesYoungsters 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

Lochgilphead fete brings out the smiles

Lochgilphead church feteFamilies 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

Out-cry over mobile phone signal blackout

Mike Russell MSPMichael 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

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