Vikings land in Mid Argyll!

viking festival tarbertMid Argyll’s Viking Festival was a huge success with people of all ages getting involved not only with the rowing of a replic longship but in the spirit of the ‘raids’on villages around Loch Fyne as well as celebrations and a parade in Tarbert.

See more photos in the Argyllshire Advertiser,July 4 2014. Also available on line at

Magic kayaker to conjure up funds for Tarbert ‘little gym’

Dave mcBride kayak majikA father is to claim ‘the island’of Kintyre as his own and raise funds for a community project when he kayaks his way around the peninsula –including dragging his vessel overland in the process.

Dave McBride,of Kayak Majik,will paddle the 100 miles around the Kintyre Peninsula on June 25 to coincide with the start of the first ever Loch Fyne Fest.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,also on line at


The Vikings are coming!

viking longship loch fyne festivalThe countdown is on for the first ever Loch Fyne Viking Festival with the imminent completion of Mid Argyll’s first Viking longship.

Read more about the festival and the events planned in the Argyllshire Advertiser,April 25,2014 –also available on line at

Outrage as Whitehouse wind farm decision overturned

freasdail wind farmThe Scottish Government’s decision to grant planning permission for a controversial wind farm –originally rejected by Argyll and Bute Council –has left people questioning the democratic process.

Government ministers gave the go-ahead to the proposed Freasdail Wind Farm,near Whitehouse,despite it being rejected by councillors and vehemently opposed by the local community.

To read more about the decision and reaction,see the Argyllshire Advertiser,April 18 2014,also available on line at

Eight new affordable homes for Tarbert

tarbert harbourPlans to tackle Tarbert’s social housing crisis have taken a step forward as a £1.1 million housing scheme gets the go ahead.

The development will see eight new flats built in the village within the year,but a Tarbert councillor has said more still needs to be done to provide good quality family homes.

Read more about the development and the village’s housing needs in the Argyllshire Advertiser,also available on line at

Tarbert march on in Coronation Cup

Tarbert vs NeilstonTarbert AFC put in a good performance on an awful pitch on Saturday when they overcame division 1A league leaders Neilston in the second round of the Coronation Cup.

On a soft and muddy Cil Andres pitch Tarbert soon gained the upper hand in the game,using the pace of their players on the wings and upfront to their advantage.

Read the full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser,February 28 2014,also available on line at

Time to get Tarbert church clock ticking again

Tarbert clock towerAn appeal has been launched to make Tarbert Church of Scotland’s iconic clock chime once again.

The Tarbert Church of Scotland Restoration Appeal committee hopes to raise at least £4,000 for a new mechanism to make the bells chime again.

Gifted to the village in the 1880s,the clock has been out of action for the last two years.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser,February 28 2014,also available on line at

Tarbert celebrates Scottish and Viking cultures

06_a07vik22Two cultures were celebrated in Tarbert as a fundraiser for the first ever Loch Fyne Viking Festival got underway.

The Nordic-themed event saw Tarbert folk celebrate their Viking past as they partied ‘Scandinavian style’in the village’s Anchor Hotel.

For more photos see the Argyllshire Advertiser,February 14 2014,on line at


Mary is Tarbert Citizen of the Year –again!

Mary MacKellarTarbert’s Mary MacKellar,who has worked tirelessly for Tarbert Parish Church,has become the first person to win the village’s Citizen of the Year award twice.

She was presented with the shield at the Tarbert Senior Citizens’Christmas party,held in January.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,January 24 2013,also available on line at

Vikings to raid Loch Fyne villages

longboatA new festival what celebrates Tarbert’s Viking past will take place in June as part of a five-day long extravaganza planned on land and sea.

The Loch Fyne Viking Festival will see Nordic events around the Loch Fyne village before a re-enactment of Magnus Barefoot’s 1093 longship portage between Tarbert’s west and east lochs.

For more details see the Argyllshire Advertiser,January 17 2014,also on line at

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