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

Pre-school commonwealth games in Mid Argyll

mid argyll toddler gamesYoungsters in Mid Argyll were put through their paces last week as they took part in an event to celebrate the Commonwealth Games.

Children from pre-school units across Mid Argyll took part in a Mini Commonwealth Games while basking in the sunshine at Lochgilphead Joint Campus.

See more photos in the Argyllshire Advertiser –also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Mid Argyll Sports Club open day competition success

mid argyll sports day 2014After five hours of competition from 120 athletes,Mid Argyll Athletics Club lifted four titles out of a possible 12 in the club’s annual open sports day.

At Lochgilphead Joint Campus in perfect weather,it was Kintyre athletes who were most successful,winning six out of the 12 age categories,with the Oban area taking two.

For more photos and a run-down of prizewinners see the Argyllshire Advertiser,June 20 2014. Also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Mid Argyll is home to more modern apprentices

modern apprenticesMore young people in Argyll and Bute will have the opportunity to increase their skills,qualifications and work experience as the local authority takes on apprentices.

Twenty-five young people across the whole area will be joining Argyll and Bute Council as part of the Modern Apprenticeship scheme this year.

Read more in the Argyllshire Advertiser,May 30 2014 –also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Mid Argyll mother and son artists at top gallery

frances macdonald and ross ryan white cube artistsTwo artists from Mid Argyll have been rubbing shoulders with Damien Hirst as their paintings were displayed in one of the most famous art galleries in the world.

Frances Macdonald and her son,Ross Ryan,from Crinan,displayed paintings in London’s White Cube.

Taking part in the Butterfly Art Sale in aid of Demelza Hospice for Children,the works of Frances and Ross where hanging amidst a selection of 30 original art works by some of the most renowned figures in the art world.

Read more about this in the Argyllshire Advertiser,May 22 2014,also at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Immigration officers swoop on Mid Argyll restaurants

immigration enforcement vanFifteen Bangladeshi men who have been working in Mid Argyll and Islay are to be deported after immigration officers swooped in on seven restaurants last Friday.

The men,who have been living in the four main towns and villages in Mid Argyll,are accused of being illegal immigrants.

They have all been detained by the authorities pending their deportation.

For the full story,see the Argyllshire Advertiser,May 16 2014,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

The Vikings are coming!

viking longship loch fyne festivalThe countdown is on for the first ever Loch Fyne Viking Festival with the imminent completion of Mid Argyll’s first Viking longship.

Read more about the festival and the events planned in the Argyllshire Advertiser,April 25,2014 –also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Morna brings flower power to Ardrishaig

morna shaw flowers ardrishaigA WOMAN has swapped banking for floral arrangements and opened her own flower shop in Ardrishaig.

Morna Shaw,who was a bank cashier for 31 years,has dreamed of owning her own flower shop for years and fulfilled her ambition when she opened Flowers by Morna.

Read more about Morna’s story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,April 18 2014. Also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Mid Argyll champions in sports hall athletics final

mid argyll athletics sports hall winners 2014Mid Argyll Athletics Club is proud home to three Argyll champions after members of the club put in a stellar performance at the 2014 Sports Hall Athletics Final in Oban’s Atlantis Leisure.

Read the full report in the Argyllshire Advertiser,April 4 2014,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital.

Mid Argyll comes out on top at music festival

mid argyll music festival photos results 2014The 2014 Mid Argyll Music Festival was a bumper year for locals as two of the area’s biggest musical acts received the two biggest awards.

The Gifford Bowl,awarded to the act that achieves the highest mark throughout the week-long festival,was presented to Mid Argyll Youth Chorus (MAYC).

Argyll Brass was credited with the biggest surprise of the festival as the band overcame the renowned Campbeltown Brass in the big bands competition.

See more photos in the Argyllshire Advertiser,March 29 2014,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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