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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital


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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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

‘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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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