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

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

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

Mid Argyll youth pack out centre for cinema launch

Mid Argyll Youth Centre cinema launchYoungsters piled into the Mid Argyll Youth Centre on Sunday as the charity launched its first cinematic experience.

Mid Argyll Youth Development Services screened Disney movie Frozen for children in the area as they tucked into popcorn and candyfloss.

read more about the new venture in the Argyllshire Advertiser,march 28 2014,or on line at

Rona and friends run for Friends of Beatson

beatson cancer ardrishaig mid argyll half marathon invernessA young woman whose life has been plagued by cancer has completed her first half marathon.

Rona Stewart ran the Inverness half marathon recently,alongside her sister and two Inveraray shinty players,to raise funds for the Friends of the Beatson charity.

Read her story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,March 29 2014,also available on line at

Volunteers asked to keep streets clean and cut communal grass

lochnell street 2Community groups and charities are being asked to maintain public areas in Mid Argyll as Argyll and Bute Council slashes its street scene budget and makes staff redundant.

The local authority has confirmed it is asking members of the public to help keep streets clean,grass pitches neat and toilets open as its pinches more than £110,000 from the Mid Argyll,Kintyre and Islands (MAKI) area budget.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,March 21 2014,also on line at

Queen’s Commonwealth baton is coming to Mid Argyll

Queen's commonwealth baton 2014 single imageThe cultural sites and villages of Mid Argyll are to be at the heart of the Commonwealth Games celebrations when the Queen’s baton reaches Argyll.

Games organisers have revealed the baton will arrive on Sunday,July 13,and spend much of the day travelling through Inveraray,Furnace,Lochgilphead and Kilmartin.

For more details see the Argyllshire Advertiser,March 21 2014,also on line at

Mid Argyll Music Festival lets pupils’personalities shine through

Mid Argyll Music Festival 2014 silver plateThe 2014 Mid Argyll Music Festival got off to a great start  as youngsters let their personalities shine through in the poetry recital competitions.

A wealth of certificates,medals and trophies have  been handed out to pupils of Lochgilphead,  Ardrishaig,  Tayvallich,  Kilmartin,  Inveraray and Ashfield primary schools.

For a full report and pictures see the Argyllshire Advertiser,March 21 2014,with more the following week. Editions also available on line at

Trussell Trust in talks about Lochgilphead food bank

Moving on Mid Argyll rev Angus MacNeill Mary Stirling

Mary Stirling speaks to Rev Angus MacNeill about Moving on Mid Argyll

Struggling  families in Mid Argyll could benefit from a food bank as national charity Trussell Trust confirms it has been approached to provide help.

Meanwhile,charity Moving on Mid Argyll (MoMA) says it has,on average,delivered almost three food parcels per month after setting up an emergency food service in October.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,March 14 2014,also available on line at

Health minister praises Mid Argyll hospital services

Alex Neil health lochgilphead hospitalHealth 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

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