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

Red Star take on league runners up

Lochgilphead Red Star 2013Red 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

Lochgilphead Lantern Parade committee quits

lantern paradeA 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

Mountainous challenge continues for Duntrune Trekkers

Duntrune trekkers and friendsA 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

West Coast Motors staff dig deep for charity

west caost motors cheque macmillan day suiteGenerous 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

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Lochgilphead soft play plan revealed

lochgilphead soft play planPlans 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

Reds see stars as Saints sparkle

Lochgilphead Red Star vs Oban Saints April 2014Lochgilphead Red Star made the journey north to take on Oban Saints in the second round of the Jimmy Marshall Trophy but unfortunately the Mid Argyll football team found the Premier Division outfit to be in sparkling form.

Read the full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser,April 25 2014. Also available on line at

Rescue dog turned rescuer wins award

Ken Weatherstone Cranna SARDA dogA border collie who was abandoned in Lochgilphead by being left tied to the bumper of car has gone on to become an award winning search and rescue dog.

Handed into Achnabrech Kennels,it was there that Cranna was rescued by Ken Weatherstone,who trains collies for Search and Rescue Dog Association Scotland (SARDA).

Read their story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,April 4 2014,also available on line at

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