Mid Argyll musical society extends stage call

mid argyll musical societyA 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

swimrun tayvallichFourteen 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

drug adddiction servicesThe 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

maliThe 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, May 1 2015, also available online.

Inveraray’s Easter bunny runners

easter bunny runners inverarayHeavy rain failed to dampen the spirits of athletes running a road event.

Twenty three rather damp Easter bunnies completed personal challenges ranging from 5km to 20km along a forest and loch side route in Kenmore, near Inveraray. Members of three different jogscotland groups,  Ormsary, Inveraray and Mid Argyll, plus guest runner Edna Ferguson from Arrochar, chose their own  distance from 5km,10km, 15km or 20 km.

To see more details and photos, get the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 4 2015; also available online from the same date.

Lochgilphead hosts first jobs fair

jobs fair LochgilpheadThe number of people out of work in Argyll and Bute has fallen by 33 per cent in the past year.

The figure was revealed by a job centre manager at Lochgilphead’s first ever jobs fair, which aimed to match
potential employers with jobseekers.

For more photos and details about the jobs fair, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 3 2015, also available online.

Perfect performances at Mid Argyll music fest

Mid Argyll Musical Festival ArdrishaigThe Mid Argyll Music Festival had the highest  number of entries for five years this year and adjudicators had high praise for the standard of entries too.

See more photos and results in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 27 2015 – also available online from the same date.

Mid Argll junior athlete smashes record

Jilly Lefebvre Mid Argyll sports hallAthlete Jilly Lefebvre ran a blistering under-11s four lap race shattering the Argyll age record at Oban on March 21 2015.

At the Sports Hall Athletics Argyll Final, Jilly, the under-11 champion, recorded 54.5 seconds, which is almost three seconds faster than the previous mark of 57.3 seconds.

For a full round-up of the athletics finals see the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 27 2015, and also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Flying start to Mid Argyll Music Festival

Mid Argyll Musical festival verse speakingMid Argyll Music Festival got off to a lively start with poetry competitions at the beginning of the week.

Large audience numbers enjoyed performances from dozens of children throughout the day.

See more photos in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 20 2015, also available online.

Midwives to be trained to scan pregnant women in Mid Argyll

Debbie MacLachlan

Debbie MacLachlan

The days  of expectant mothers in Mid Argyll having to travel to Glasgow for their 12 and 20-week scans will soon be over.

Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership (CHP) revealed this week that, following a review, funding had been agreed to develop scanning services in community hospitals across Argyll and Bute.

Debbie MacLachlan, from Lochgilphead, who is expecting her fourth child, says that the service is essential in Mid Argyll.

For the full story, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 27 2015, also available online.

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