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.

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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
planned.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 21 2014. Also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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