Strictly Lochgilphead is strictly a sell-out

Lochgilphead strictly come dancingStrictly Lochgilphead 2014 went down a storm on December 6 and resulted in Scott ‘snake hips’ MacDonald and Alison Whitefield taking the trophies home.

Six couples spent eight weeks training in the lead up to the event, which was inspired by the BBC’s glitzy Strictly Come Dancing.

See more photos and read more about the sell-out event in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 12 2014. Also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Lochgilpead school pulls in the pounds for Pudsey

dinner ladies lochgilphead high pudsey cinPupils of Lochgilphead High School pulled out all the stops for this year’s Children in Need (CiN) fundraiser.

By putting on musical performances and dressing a teacher up in drag, the school has managed to exceed last year’s record and raised £1,850 in aid of the charity.

See more photos in the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 22 2014, also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Hockey is least-played sport at Lochgilphead school

midargyllsportcentresmDespite Argyll and Bute Council insisting on laying ‘Tiger Turf’ to accommodate the playing of hockey at Lochgilphead Joint Campus, rather than the community’s perferred option of 60mm 3G to allow contact rugby to be played, figures show that after-school hockey is one the least-played sports on the pitch.

See the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, August 1 2014 and on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Pre-school commonwealth games in Mid Argyll

mid argyll toddler gamesYoungsters in Mid Argyll were put through their paces last week as they took part in an event to celebrate the Commonwealth Games.

Children from pre-school units across Mid Argyll took part in a Mini Commonwealth Games while basking in the sunshine at Lochgilphead Joint Campus.

See more photos in the Argyllshire Advertiser – also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

JoLoMo pledges support for Glasgow School of Art

JOLOMOMid Argyll artist John Lowrie Morrison will give a percentage of the profits from forthcoming exhibitions to help restore the Glasgow School of Art after it was ravished by a fire.

John, who paints as Jolomo, was a student at the art university for five years and he has outlined a plan to offer financial help to the Mackintosh building fire fund.

Found out more about John’s plans in the Argyllshire Advertiser, June 27 2014 – also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Lochgilphead school nears capacity

argyll-and-bute-logoThere will always be space for children at Lochgilphead Primary School and High School despite the joint campus almost reaching capacity, Argyll and Bute Council has said.

Read the full story in this week’s Argyllshire Advertiser, also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Ardrishaig primary finishes with a spot of sport

sports-dayYOUNGSTERS at Ardrishaig Primary School hopped, skipped and jumped their way across the finish line in the last week of the summer term as the annual sports day got underway.

See more photos in the Argyllshire Advertiser, July 5 2013 and on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

School Shout Out!

furnace-ps-sportsMid Argyll School Shout Out in the Argyllshire Advertiser, June 14 2013 and on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital. Find out what Tarbert, Furnace, Glassary, Ardrishaig, Achahoish, Tayvallich and Lochgilphead schools have been up to in our two-page spread.

Martha’s father and Argyll and Bute council leader meet

martha-snd-marys-meals-06_a25martha03David Payne, father of NeverSeconds blogger Martha Payne, has met with Argyll and Bute Council Leader Roddy McCuish. Continue reading Martha’s father and Argyll and Bute council leader meet

No change to school meals, says council

school-food-06_a20food01THERE will be no changes to the delivery of school meals in Lochgilphead Primary School, Argyll and Bute Council has confirmed. Continue reading No change to school meals, says council

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