Inveraray’s Easter bunny runners

easter bunny runners inverarayHeavy rain failed to dampen the spirits of athletes running a road event.

Twenty three rather damp Easter bunnies completed personal challenges ranging from 5km to 20km along a forest and loch side route in Kenmore, near Inveraray. Members of three different jogscotland groups,  Ormsary, Inveraray and Mid Argyll, plus guest runner Edna Ferguson from Arrochar, chose their own  distance from 5km,10km, 15km or 20 km.

To see more details and photos, get the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 4 2015; also available online from the same date.

Lochgilphead hosts first jobs fair

jobs fair LochgilpheadThe number of people out of work in Argyll and Bute has fallen by 33 per cent in the past year.

The figure was revealed by a job centre manager at Lochgilphead’s first ever jobs fair, which aimed to match
potential employers with jobseekers.

For more photos and details about the jobs fair, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 3 2015, also available online.

Perfect performances at Mid Argyll music fest

Mid Argyll Musical Festival ArdrishaigThe Mid Argyll Music Festival had the highest  number of entries for five years this year and adjudicators had high praise for the standard of entries too.

See more photos and results in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 27 2015 – also available online from the same date.

Mid Argll junior athlete smashes record

Jilly Lefebvre Mid Argyll sports hallAthlete Jilly Lefebvre ran a blistering under-11s four lap race shattering the Argyll age record at Oban on March 21 2015.

At the Sports Hall Athletics Argyll Final, Jilly, the under-11 champion, recorded 54.5 seconds, which is almost three seconds faster than the previous mark of 57.3 seconds.

For a full round-up of the athletics finals see the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 27 2015, and also online at

Flying start to Mid Argyll Music Festival

Mid Argyll Musical festival verse speakingMid Argyll Music Festival got off to a lively start with poetry competitions at the beginning of the week.

Large audience numbers enjoyed performances from dozens of children throughout the day.

See more photos in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 20 2015, also available online.

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

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