Mid Argll junior athlete smashes record

Jilly Lefebvre Mid Argyll sports hall

Athlete 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

Inveraray lift MacQuistan Cup

inveraray shinty club under17

Inveraray under 17s lifted the MacQuiston Cup with a 4-2 win over Oban Camanachd recently at Taynuilt Sports Field.

Inveraray, with four players from Strachur adding to the team, started well and it took some good saves from Oban keeper Brian Logan to keep the final scoreless.

Read the full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser,  July 25 2014, also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Mid Argyll Sports Club open day competition success

mid argyll sports day 2014

After five hours of competition from 120 athletes, Mid Argyll Athletics Club lifted four titles out of a possible 12 in the club’s annual open sports day.

At Lochgilphead Joint Campus in perfect weather, it was Kintyre athletes who were most successful, winning six out of the 12 age categories, with the Oban area taking two.

For more photos and a run-down of prizewinners see the Argyllshire Advertiser, June 20 2014. Also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Reds see stars as Saints sparkle

Lochgilphead Red Star vs Oban Saints April 2014

Lochgilphead Red Star made the journey north to take on Oban Saints in the second round of the Jimmy Marshall Trophy but unfortunately the Mid Argyll football team found the Premier Division outfit to be in sparkling form.

Read the full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 25 2014. Also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Counterfeit £10 notes circulating in Argyll


Police Scotland have issued a warning that counterfeit £10 notes are circulating in Oban and possibly the wider area.

Inspector Julie McLeish of Police Scotland in Oban said: ‘There have been a number of counterfeit Royal Bank of Scotland £10 notes recovered in the Oban area and everyone should be aware of the importance of checking bank notes in their possession.

‘The notes do not have the metal strip insertion but otherwise appear very similar to the real thing.  The ones recovered

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Mid Argyll badminton players travel to Oban tournament


MEMBERS of Mid Argyll Badminton Club travelled to Oban at the weekend to take part in the Argyll Cup Badminton Championship. Continue reading Mid Argyll badminton players travel to Oban tournament

Lochgilphead woman wins Advertiser Lidl voucher competition


A LOCHGILPHEAD woman is the lucky winner of the Argyllshire Advertiser’s competition for £500 worth of Lidl vouchers, courtesy of the Oban store. Continue reading Lochgilphead woman wins Advertiser Lidl voucher competition

Hill walker dies following Butterbridge incident

A 72–YEAR-old man missing on Binnean an Fhidhleir above Butterbridge at the Rest-and-be-Thankful on Monday January 16 2012 has died as a result of his injuries. Continue reading Hill walker dies following Butterbridge incident

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