Lochgilphead senior boys take home schools’tournament title

lochgilphead high school footy teamLochgilphead High School’s senior boys retained their title in the MAKI (Mid Argyll,Kintyre and Islay) Schools Football Tournament.

But,in an event typically dominated by Lochgilphead and Campbeltown students the four trophies available for juniors,seniors,boys and girls headed home in different  directions.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser,October 31 2014,also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Tarbert harbour £1m revamp revealed

Tarbert harbour improvementsA £1 million redevelopment of Tarbert harbour could be complete by 2016 as the authority outlines plans for state of the art facilities.

Tarbert Harbour Authority has revealed plans for two new buildings at the amenity area:A new office and chandlery shop will be built on the land where the authority’s current offices are situated in a portable building,while the existing washrooms will be demolished and replaced with a modern,larger building.

For more on the plans see the Argyllshire Advertiser,October 10 2014 –also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Duntrune Trekkers make it to the top

duntrune trekkersMessages of love and friendship were read aloud for two friends of Mid Argyll atop the world’s largest free-standing mountain when their loved ones were ‘as close and as high as they could get to heaven’.

Duntrune Trekkers Duncan McGregor,Blair Johnson and John Kennedy reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro on Friday,October 3,raising thousands of pounds for charities in Mid Argyll in the process.

For the full story,see the Argyllshire Advertiser,October 10 2014 also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital


Records fall at Mid Argyll Triathlon

triathlon mid argyllIt was damp and dreich but the Mid Argyll Triathlon produced some stunning performances,with new records being set and personal performances exceeding expectations.

In total there were 138 athletes who took up the multi-sport challenge,which included a 500m swim,20km bike and 6.5km run,and it was a Kilmartin man who took fi rst place with a time of 1:04:02.

For the full report,see the Argyllshire Advertiser,October 3 2014,also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Mid Argyll Show results and more pics

06_a33show13See the Argyllshire Advertiser,August 22,for results from Mid Argyll’s successful agricultural show,with photos of some of the winners. www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

See below for more photos:


Primary ones in the picture!

Lochgilphead p onesThe first of our primary one pictures from Mid Argyll are in the Argyllshire Advertiser,August 22 2014 –keep an eye for more the following week.

Also see them in our online edition at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Spotlight on Mid Argyll Show

mid argyll showWe have three pages of photos and a report from the Mid Argyll Show,which drew hundreds of people to both compete and spectate.

Pick up your copy of the Argyllshire Advertiser,August 15 2014,or see it 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

Mid Argyll medics at Commonwealth Games

Hazel Whiston and Alison Wragg Mid argyll nursesTwo nurses from Mid Argyll Community Hospital are set to deliver medical care to top athletes at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Hazel Whiston and Alison Wragg,both accident and emergency nurses,were selected out of 700 applicants to become part the nursing team.

To read their story,see the Argyllshire Advertiser,July 25 2014. Also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital


Mid Argyll pool focus of Queen’s baton relay celebrations

Queen's commonwealth baton 2014 single imageCelebrations for the Queen’s baton relay will centre around the Mid Argyll Community Pool on Sunday,July 13.

To welcome the baton bearers staff at the pool will host free swimming and family fun with floats,games and pool toys from 11am.

For more information on the baton relay route and times see the Argyllshire Advertiser,July 4 2014 –also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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