Sneak thief takes charity box

Maggie's centre cash box stolen

Café managers are warning other shops to look out for thieves after their charity box was stolen.

May Davidson and Fiona Moore, who co-manage Café 35 on Argyll Street in Lochgilphead were targeted by a thief who pocketed a half full Maggie’s Centre charity box.

It is thought to have gone missing from the serving counter between 12pm and 4.30pm on Saturday, March 14.

For more on this incident, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 20 2015, also available online.

Lochgilphead high students learn about smoking risks

Smoking cessation at lochgilphead high

Nurses marked national No Smoking Day at Lochgilphead Joint Campus by flagging up the risks of mouth cancer.

Margaret Morrison, oral health nurse, Lorraine MacIntyre, smoking cessation nurse, and Rebecca Quelch, nursery nurse, all came from Mid Argyll Hospital to make pupils aware of the dangers of smoking.

See more in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 20 2015, also available online.

Fitness craze fills Tarbert hall


The dance-inspired exercise class that’s all about getting fit through nightclub dance moves is now a hit Tarbert.

At its busiest, the monday evening class has had 33 eager participants working out for an hour.

Read more about the latest fitness craze in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 13 2015, also available online.

Mock inteviews test Lochgilphead high pupils

rotary interviews at Lochgilphead high

A group of Rotarians have grilled Lochgilphead high school pupils in mock interviews.

Working in three teams of two, the businessmen and women subjected 64 S6 teenagers to tough question and answer sessions.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 6 2015, also available online.

Golf course bans sledging following damage

Lochgilphead golf course

Sledging fun that caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a green on Lochgilphead Golf Course has led to the club’s board issuing a reminder that the course is  private ground.

One member of the club was so outraged and saddened by a ‘lack of respect’ from members of the public, who spent the day sledging and dropping litter on
the fairway, that he resigned.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, January 30 2015, also available online from the same date.

Strictly cheques support young Mid Argyll people

Argyll and Bute Befrienders

Vulnerable children in Mid Argyll will be benefit from money raised from Strictly Lochgilphead.

Befrienders is an Argyll and Bute charity that offers support to youngsters who are in need of a trusted friend.

See more in the Argyllshire Advertiser, January 23 2015, also online from the same date.

Campaign launched to change Saltire policy

Lochgilphead saltire flag

Lochgilphead Community Council has launched a campaign in a bid to push Argyll and Bute council to amend its flag-flying policy.

The group is keen to have the Saltire flag flown by default, meaning that it would fly at the war memorial every day of the year, other thn on significant days like HM the Queen’s birthday.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 19 2014. Also online at

Police enforce new drink-drive law

lochgilphead road checks

Police were out in Lochgilphead last Friday morning to enforce the new drink-drive limit and carry out vehicle safety checks.

PC Cameron Brownlee and PC Fiona Kirk, road traffic officers based in Mid Argyll, were stopping drivers at the Corran roundabout to enforce the new law, whilst reminding motorists to make sure their cars are fit for the road.

Read more in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 19 2014, also available online at

Strictly Lochgilphead is strictly a sell-out

Lochgilphead strictly come dancing

Strictly Lochgilphead 2014 went down a storm on December 6 and resulted in Scott ‘snake hips’ MacDonald and Alison Whitefield taking the trophies home.

Six couples spent eight weeks training in the lead up to the event, which was inspired by the BBC’s glitzy Strictly Come Dancing.

See more photos and read more about the sell-out event in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 12 2014. Also online at

Family support spurs on beauty queen

Shellby Galbraith Lochgilphead

An aspiring beauty queen from Mid Argyll, who landed a place in the final of Miss Great Britain said she could not have done it without her family’s support.

Shellby Galbraith, 19, from Lochgilphead become one of 50 finalsts when she competed in the competition in Leicester.

Read more about Shellby in the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 29 2014, also online at

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