Midwives to be trained to scan pregnant women in Mid Argyll

Debbie MacLachlan

Debbie MacLachlan

The days  of expectant mothers in Mid Argyll having to travel to Glasgow for their 12 and 20-week scans will soon be over.

Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership (CHP) revealed this week that, following a review, funding had been agreed to develop scanning services in community hospitals across Argyll and Bute.

Debbie MacLachlan, from Lochgilphead, who is expecting her fourth child, says that the service is essential in Mid Argyll.

For the full story, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 27 2015, also available online.

No council cash for Mid Argyll events

inveraray highlan games 2014Mid Argyll summer events will not receive funding from Argyll and Bute council’s main budget, while other events in Argyll will.

The revelation that events such as  Tarbert Viking Festival and Inveraray Highland Games would not receive funding from the council for yet another year came at a resources meeting.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 13 2015 – also available online.

Where will Mid Argyll be in 2020?

Jane macLeodJane MacLeod is a Mid Argyll solicitor, company secretary to Lochgilphead-based construction company M&K MacLeod and is married to company joint-founder Murdo MacLeod.

She is also interested in young enterprise and welfare issues.

The Advertiser spoke to her about her vision of Mid Argyll in 2020 and what the area needs to thrive. Read the full interview in the Argyllshire Advertiser, January 30 2015, also online from the same date.

Mid Argyll shooting club support sought

graham loveA Mid Argyll man is urging people to come forward in support of his plan to set up a shooting club in Mid Argyll.

Shoot Mid Argyll is a project founded by Graham Love of Ardrishaig and it is set to bring 10m Air Rifle Target Shooting to the area.

For more see the Argyllshire Advertiser, January 9 2015, also online here.

Police enforce new drink-drive law

lochgilphead road checksPolice 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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Last chance to pick up FREE Mid Argyll Index

Mid Argyll Front Cover.inddTODAY (THURSDAY December 18) IS THE LAST CHANCE to get your free Mid Argyll Index 2015 in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 12 2014.

This handy, leave-by-the-phone index has all the trade business and individual numbers you need for the Mid Argyll area.

Whether it is a plumber, accountant, hotel or surveyor, this index has everyone you might need in a handy A4 size.

Get your hands on one before the all GO!


MALI charity school will educate girls too

MALI Mid ArgyllA Mid Argyll- based charity that has been raising money to build a school for orphans and communities in Zambia has finally had the go-ahead from African authorities.

The Mthunzi and Lilanda Initiative (MALI) school is not only set to benefit young men, but girls will also be able to complete high school, something which is usually frowned upon in Zambia.

A recent fund-raising fair raised more than £500 for the cause.

Read more in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 12 2014. Also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Consultation into Mid Argyll Gaelic medium education

Argyll and Bute logoGaelic medium education could be launched in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute Council has revealed.

A consultation on the proposal is due to get underway in a matter of weeks, assessing the viability and demand for such a service in the area.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 5 2014, also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Ardfern sailor dreams of place on British team

Tom from ArdfernA sixteen-year-old sailor from Ardfern is knocking on the door of the Great British junior sailing squad after a rollercoaster year of competitions.

Tom Graham has been ranked 11th in Great Britain amongst under-19 boys after 2014 was filled with a series of highs and lows for the teenager, who only started competing seriously three years ago.

Read his story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 21 2014, also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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