Quiet start to polling day in Mid Argyll

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A QUICK tour round some Mid Argyll polling stations suggests a quiet start to voting in the 2017 council elections on Thursday May 4.

Not a single rosette-sporting party supporter or candidate was seen near the sun-drenched polling stations visited by the Argyllshire Advertiser on the morning of polling day – and very few voters – but there is still time before polls close at 10pm.

Counting will start at breakfast time on Friday May 5, with results available on this website as they

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Meet Mid Argyll’s council candidates

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WHETHER it is bin collections, schools, public transport, roads, grass cutting or whatever, we all have our thoughts on what we see Argyll and Bute Council getting up to and how money is spent.

In just three weeks there will be a chance to elect your councillors – and the Argyllshire Advertiser is offering you the perfect opportunity to meet the candidates and question them about their views on the issues that concern you most about our local authority.

A hustings will be held at Ardrishaig

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Dinah scoots off on road to the isles

Dinah with Nerys, her trusty steed

Dinah with Nerys, her trusty steed

WE ALL scoot around, getting on with busy lives – but one Mid Argyll woman is about to take it to a new extreme.

Dinah Bosomworth will travel round the Hebrides using a scooter. And not a moped – a kick scooter with which many of us would be familiar as kids.

On April 20, the 52-year-old grandmother will set off from Oban pier on a 500-mile trek to raise funds for SAMH – the Scottish Association for Mental Health.

A mum of six with four grandkids, Dinah plans to scooter from Vatersay

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New appeal in search for Mid Argyll man

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POLICE Scotland officers are appealing to the public for assistance in the continued search for 59-year-old Joachim Brolly.

Mr Brolly was last seen getting into a boat at Torran Bay Hostel near Ford at the south end of Loch Awe, about 3pm on  Thursday March 9.

Police issued a description of Mr Brolly as follows: White, five foot six inches tall, of medium build with short grey hair and clean-shaven. He was wearing navy trousers, a navy fleece and a navy jacket.

Police Inspector Julie McLeish said

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Elaine’s back – and ready to take on the world

Photo courtesy of Ajw.Mx.Photos

Photo courtesy of Ajw.Mx.Photos

AFTER two years of bad luck with injuries, Mid Argyll motocross star Elaine MacEachern says she is ‘fit and ready’ for a tilt at the world championships.

As the 18-year-old headed to Indonesia for the latest round of the women’s world motocross championships, she told the Advertiser: ‘I am really excited about racing this weekend in Indonesia. It is going to be very difficult with the heat, humidity and the time schedule which is seven hours ahead of UK time.’

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Budding talent shines in Oban

A delighted Feorlin Renton with her Argyll and Bute Council trophy

A delighted Feorlin Renton with her Argyll and Bute Council trophy

MID Argyll was well represented at the Oban Provincial Mod, with children bringing home plenty of silverware.

Feorlin Renton from Inveraray grabbed the headlines, winning the Argyll and Bute Council Cup for coming first for singing in the 7 and 8 age category.

There were first prizes, too, for Molly Blyth of Inveraray in the 11 and 12 girls’ category and Kilmartin’s Angus MacLean in the boys’ category for the same age group. Abbie Williams won the former pendant winners’ own choice category

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Mid Argyll musical society extends stage call

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A stage call has gone out for performers who want to strut their stuff in Mid Argyll.

Anyone who enjoys  musical theatre, socialising and fun should head for the Mid Argyll Musical Society (MAMSoc) welcome evening at Lochgilphead Parish Church Hall today (Friday May 22) at 7pm.

For more details about the society, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 22 2015, also available online.

Swim-runners take on Mid Argyll lochs

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Fourteen runners in wetsuits ran four miles in Tayvallich  on Saturday May 16 2015 before swimming across two lochs.

Knapdale’s inaugural ‘swimrun’ was based on the Swedish event ‘Ötillö’ which is a unique swimrun between islands in the Stockholm archipelago.

See the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 22 2015. Also available online.

Mid Argyll addiction service contract process criticised

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The manager of an addiction support service in Mid Argyll has spoken out about the award of a £1.25 million council contract that put him out of a job.

Peter Garrett of Ardrishaig’s Encompass was the manager of the alcohol and addiction support service for nine years.

For more on this story, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 15 2015, also available online.

Argyll MALI charity changes name as its work expands

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The Argyll-based charity Mthunzi and Lilanda Initiative (MALI) is celebrating a change in both name and status as it moves into a new phase of its work in Zambia.

MALI has changed its status from Scottish Charity Regulator to Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) because its work is growing.

It was formerly known as MALI and will now be known as ZamScotEd.

Read more about what the change means and the charity’s lastest work in Zambia in the Argyllshire Advertiser

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