Graham hangs up Lochgilphead Soccer Centre chairman’s cap

Graham Whitefield Lochgilphead Soccer CentreThe man who helped put Lochgilphead Soccer Centre on the map of footballing excellence has hung up his football boots and chairman’s cap.

Graham Whitefield has headed up the sports charity for fours years, following an eight-year stint as the centre’s secretary.

See the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 28 2014 for more. Also available online from the same date at

Lochgilpead school pulls in the pounds for Pudsey

dinner ladies lochgilphead high pudsey cinPupils of Lochgilphead High School pulled out all the stops for this year’s Children in Need (CiN) fundraiser.

By putting on musical performances and dressing a teacher up in drag, the school has managed to exceed last year’s record and raised £1,850 in aid of the charity.

See more photos in the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 22 2014, also online at

Further delay in new Lochgilphead mental health hospital build

NHS Highland LogoCONSTRUCTION of the proposed new mental health hospital in Lochgilphead has been delayed for a fourth time, as health chiefs say it will be late 2017 before the specialist unit opens.

NHS Highland has confirmed the 22-bed inpatient hospital, designed to replace Argyll and Bute Hospital, is scheduled to open almost five years later than initially

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 21 2014. Also available online at

Mid Argyll remembers the fallen

lochgilphead remembersPeople of Mid Argyll came out in force to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday and in particular remember the centenary of World War One as organisations, individuals and civic representatives laid poppy wreaths at memorials.

See more photos from remembrance services around Mid Argyll in the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 14 2014, also online at

Lochgilphead to get its own regeneration project

dick walshA scheme that would help regenerate Lochgilphead is in the early stages of being developed, the leader of  Argyll and Bute council has said.

Speaking at the population summit in Dunoon on October 30, councillor Dick Walsh said an initiative similar to the CHORD project is being devised for Mid Argyll’s main town.

The CHORD project has seen millions invested in infrastructure to boost business and attract tourists to Argyll’s main seaside towns including Campbeltown, Helensburgh, Oban, Rothesay and Dunoon; Lochgilphead was the only major town not included in the original proposal devised in 2010.

For all the details see the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 7 2014, also online at

Lochgilphead women turn pink for breast cancer

pink bingo fundraiserThere was a full house in the MS Centre in Lochgilphead as women turned to bingo to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Organised by Rose Taylor, pink bingo saw woman don their finest pink attire to raise funds for breast cancer charities while winning coveted prizes.

More photos and the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, October 31 2014, also available online at

Lochgilphead post office on the move

pots office row lochgilpheadA row has broken out after it was revealed Lochgilphead Post Office is to shut and the services moved to a convenience store. But while the new branch will be open all hours, there are fears vital services could be lost.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, October 17 2014, also available online at

Strictly Lochgilphead is back!

strictly lochgilpehadThe popular Strictly Lochgilphead is making a comeback to the social calendar as six couples don their dancing shoes for charity.

Mid Argyll folk will be taught to tango,  salsa, jive and lindy hop under the guidance of dance teacher Laura Sweeney.

Find out the names behind the line up in the Argyllshire Advertiser, October 10 2014 – also online at

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

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