Argyll and Bute schools go for gold


TWO ISLAND primary schools have been handed a gold award for encouraging sport among pupils.

Arinagour Primary School on the Isle of Coll and St Andrew’s in Bute’s main town of Rothesay received top marks, but they were among 26 schools across Argyll and Bute to be presented with a prestigious national sports award.

The sportscotland School Sport Award recognises innovation and achievement in delivering quality physical education, physical activity and extra-curricular sport.

It is a national

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Relegation threat looms large for Loch Fyne-side shinty clubs


In ideal playing conditions at the Winterton, Inveraray’s experienced team took the field against a Kingussie outfit with an appearance of youth.

Read the full story in the October 9, 2015 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser by clicking here.

Top podium place for ‘Fools Gold’ at Scottish Series 2015


An Irish skipper and crew sailed into top spot at the Tarbert-based Silvers Marine 41st Scottish Series which finished on Monday.
Robert McConnell, from Howth Yacht Club, and his Waterford harbour sailing team on ‘Fool’s Gold’ took the overall title, won IRC class two and will take home the trophy for the best IRC class boat.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 29 2015, also available online

Kilmory lose out to Inverness in cup match

Inverness vs Kilmory shinty

Despite a 2-0 defeat against Inverness in the first round of the  Scottish Cup on Saturday May 9, Kilmory hope
to bounce back at home on Saturday May 16 against Bute.

The Lochgilphead team were down seven regulars when it took on a quality Inverness side.

Read more in the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 15, also available online.

Records broken in Inveraray jail break

Inveraray jail break

Despite freezing conditions, competitors and marshals turned out on Sunday for the sixth annual Inveraray Jail Break run.

Overcoming the wet and windy conditions, children and adults stiffened their sinews and did what  runners do best – went for it in fine style, with several race records broken on the day.

Read the top results in the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 8 2015, also online.

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

Missed chances prove costly to Red Star

Red star lochgilphead

Red Star travelled to Paisley for their Premier Two encounter on Saturday, February 14 2015, and despite creating plenty of chances could only take home a share of the points.

The game did not start well for Star as the team found themselves a goal down after 10 minutes, when a neat through ball was met by the Paisley forward who scored past the  advancing Kalache to make it 1-0.

Read the full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 20 2015, also available as

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Red Star take on old foes and come out on top

Lochgilphead Red Star 2013

Red Star welcomed old foes Paisley to the Ropework on Saturday November 29 in what usually proves a close encounter.

However on this occasion it was the Lochgilphead side which ran out winners with Docherty helping himself to five goals.

Read the full report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 5 2014, also available online at

Graham hangs up Lochgilphead Soccer Centre chairman’s cap

Graham Whitefield Lochgilphead Soccer Centre

The man who helped put Lochgilphead Soccer Centre on the map of footballing excellence has hung up his football boots and chairman’s cap.

Graham Whitefield has headed up the sports charity for fours years, following an eight-year stint as the centre’s secretary.

See the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 28 2014 for more. Also available online from the same date at

Ardfern sailor dreams of place on British team

Tom from Ardfern

A sixteen-year-old sailor from Ardfern is knocking on the door of the Great British junior sailing squad after a rollercoaster year of competitions.

Tom Graham has been ranked 11th in Great Britain amongst under-19 boys after 2014 was filled with a series of highs and lows for the teenager, who only started competing seriously three years ago.

Read his story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 21 2014, also online at

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