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

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

Mid Argyll remembers the fallen

lochgilphead remembersPeople of Mid Argyll came out in force to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday and in particular remember the centenary of World War One as organisations, individuals and civic representatives laid poppy wreaths at memorials.

See more photos from remembrance services around Mid Argyll in the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 14 2014, also online at

Ward to close at Mid Argyll hospital

06_a13MAhospital01Elderly patients who have been cared for in hospital for seven years have been told that the ward they call home is likely to close.

NHS Highland is seeking permission from the Scottish government to permanently close Cara Ward at Mid Argyll Community Hospital, as its says all continuing care patients will be assessed to see if their needs can be met outwith the hospital.

For the full story, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 7 2014, also available online at

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

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

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


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

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.

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

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