Pumping up the volume for charity fundraiser

Kelly McGuinness and Marie Downey

Dancers rocked the night away at a fancy dress fundraiser in Lochgilphead.

Kelly McGuinness, 24, organised the event with her friend Marie Downey in an effort to contribute to a larger fundraiser for the Southern General Hospital  on behalf of her mother-in-law Janice Beattie, who recently underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour.

See all the photos from the evening in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 17 2015, also available online.

Mid Argyll women drive ‘playlist’ campaign

maggie mclaren and sue macdougall

Two Mid Argyll women are driving a campaign to roll out a new form of musical therapy after they  discovered a passion for it during a bus journey to Glasgow.

Sue MacDougall, of the Lochgilphead Resource Centre and Maggie McLaren, of Dochas Centre, have been working to introduce Playlist for Life across Mid  Argyll, Kintyre and the islands.

Read more about their venture in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 17 2015, also available online.

All change at Lochgilphead community council

lochgilphead community council

Lochgilphead Community Council has new officials after Bob Millar and others stepped down after three years.

Find out who the councillors are now in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 17 2015, also available online,

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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