Health services in Mid Argyll have been described as the ‘best in Scotland’despite fears many of the area’s services are being cut.
Alex Neil MSP,Scottish cabinet secretary for health and wellbeing,visited Mid Argyll Community Hospital where he praised the range of health services,such as dentistry,social work,and physiotherapy,being made available in one building and in a central location.
Read more about Mr Neil’s visit in the Argyllshire Advertiser,March 6 2014,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
Councillors and MAC Pool board members
Mid Argyll Community Pool was one of the winners in last week’s council budget as it secured an additional £10,000 per year in its settlement with Argyll and Bute Council.
The local authority will grant the pool £55,975 every year for three years,beginning in April 2014. It has also agreed to increase the grant in line with inflation from April 2015.
For more news from the council’s budget setting meeting for 2014-2016 and how it affects Mid Argyll see the Argyllshire Advertiser,February 21 2014,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
RUNNERS in Mid Argyll have reason to celebrate as the Scottish Sea Farms Crinan Puffer committee has agreed to Mid Argyll Community Pool taking on the running of the event.
The new arrangement secures the future of the Puffer – a popular 8.5mile run along the length of the Crinan Canal – and provides a valuable fundraising opportunity for community owned MACPool.
For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 14 2014,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
A number of young athletes put in outstanding performances at this year’s qualifying rounds for the Argyll Sports Hall Athletic championships,which are due to take place in Oban in March.
Coached by Mid Argyll Athletics Club,the young athletes took part in track and ‘field’events.
For the full report on the event and results,see the Argyllshire Advertiser,January 24 2014,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
People in every community in Mid Argyll have been thanked for their generosity in helping to raise the funds for a new chemotherapy unit which has been opened in Lochgilphead’s Mid Argyll Community Hospital.
The unit was officially opened by former chemotherapy patient Kevin Williams and MSP Argyll and Bute Mike Russell.
For more on this story see the Argyllshire Advertiser,December 13 2013,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
There was partying and mayhem in Ardrishaig when Mid Argyll Musical Society took to the stage with its annual end of year show, High Society.
See more photos and read more about the show in the Argyllshire Advertiser,December 13 2013,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
There will be more Mini MAMA Fests following the success of the first evening of live music in the town which was hailed as a ‘huge success’.
The Mid Argyll Music and Arts event say more than 100 people turn out to the Argyll Hotel fro an evening of musical entertainment.
Read more and see more photos in the Argyllshire Advertiser,December 6 2013 and on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
Members of St Margaret’s Church came together to mark the start of the festive season with a coffee afternoon and Christmas fair.
See more photos from community events around Mid Argyll in the Advertiser,November 29 2013,which is also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
Mid Argyll shinty teams carried home the silverware from the Marine Harvest National Shinty Awards with the area’s teenagers leading the way.
Find out more in the Argyllshire Advertiser,November 8 2013,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital