Tarbert harbour wall to make way for turbine traffic

Tarbert harbour bench and wallsConcerns have been raised over the temporary destruction of a wall at Tarbert Harbour to make way for wind turbines parts scheduled to arrive this summer.

The removal of the wall is due to take place in early June and will see the wall and benches at the harbour taken away to make it accessible for the transport of turbines to be erected at A’Chruach wind farm.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 24 2015, also available online.

Homeowner pleads with housing association over repairs bills

Malcolm Smith TarbertA homeowner desperate for answers has spoken out after he says he has been repeatedly ‘fobbed off’ by a housing association.

Malcolm Smith, 51, of Tarbert, has been in his Oakhill flat for 30 years.

But he says  Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has  ignored his pleas and invoices for cash toward repairs he has carried out on the building.

ACHA says Mr Smith has still to provide the appropriate paperwork.

See the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 3 2015, also available online.

Tarbert fishing industry under threat

Kenny MacNab Tarbert adn Clyde fishermanUp to 50 jobs in Tarbert may be lost if a Firth of Clyde fishery regulating order is imposed, according to an industry leader based in the village.

Kenny MacNab, 59, the chairman of the Clyde Fisherman’s Association,  spoke out after meetings organised by the Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) in Tarbert and  Inveraray.

Read more in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 27 2015, also available online.

A83 speed limit change ‘a waste of time’

Tarbert Ardrishaig speed limitA Lochgilphead garage owner has branded the proposal to reduce the speed limit on the vital A83 trunk road  linking Tarbert and Ardrishaig ‘a waste of time’.

This comes as Scotland’s transport minister says he will ‘take a closer look’ at the proposal after being challenged over the issue by Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie  McGrigor.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 20 2015, also available online.

Opinion split over A83 speed limit

Tarbert Ardrishaig speed limitA speed restriction on the A83 trunk road between Ardrishaig and Tarbert has been branded a ‘box-ticking exercise’ by Argyll’s MP.

The claim comes after Transport Scotland revealed that the main reason for cutting the speed limit from 60mph to 50mph on the 13-mile stretch of road was to improve safety, citing similar stretches of road in Scotland.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 13 2015, also available online.

Tarbert school takes to the catwalk

Tarbert Academy modelsAspiring models from Tarbert Academy put on an amazing catwalk performance to raise money for  textbooks.

The event was initiated by the parent council but turned in to a whole-school effort on
the night that even saw teachers put on performances during the breaks.

For more photos and on the story, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 13 2015, also available online.

Tarbert harbour cliff hanger

Tarbert carA car narrowly escaped a watery grave at Tarbert Harbour.

The Skoda rolled forward until it was hanging off the edge of the sea wall, after a mystery driver left the hand brake off while parked at the bay across from Tarbert hotel last Thursday at 1pm.

The vehicle came to a halt as it tipped over the wall, before construction workers on the harbour used a crane to lift it back on to the car park.

See more stories from Tarbert and Mid Argyll in the Argyllshire Advertiser, also available online.

No council cash for Mid Argyll events

inveraray highlan games 2014Mid Argyll summer events will not receive funding from Argyll and Bute council’s main budget, while other events in Argyll will.

The revelation that events such as  Tarbert Viking Festival and Inveraray Highland Games would not receive funding from the council for yet another year came at a resources meeting.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 13 2015 – also available online.

Scrap the road closure fee, says Tarbert councillor

tarbert harbourA Tarbert councillor is calling for a road closure charge to be scrapped during one of the village’s most prominent festivals.

Councillor Anne Horn has said that the £500 fee could go towards activities that would encourage more families to the area during the annual seafood festival.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 6 2015, also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Tenants move into new Tarbert ACHA homes

ACHA houses at Oakhill TarbertThe first homes to be built in Tarbert for almost 30 years were opened at Oakhill, to the relief of the new tenants to be allocated them.

Four members of the community have already been allocated three of the eight Argyll Community Housing Association flats

Read more about the new homes and new tenants in the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 5 2015, also online.

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