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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertsier.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

 

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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 www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

No pedestrian crossings for Ardrishaig and Tarbert

A83 crossingsSurveys carried out in Ardrishaig and Tarbert have shown that neither village meets Transport Scotland’s criteria for having designated pedestrian crossings –a key point in the Sign for the A83 campaign.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser,January 10 2014,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Tarbert hoping for more success

Tarbert AFCThe 2013/2014 season has been a mixed bag for Tarbert AFC with the small squad being stretched to the limit through injuries,suspensions and work commitments.

Read more about Tarbert’s season so far and their hopes for this year in the Argyllshire Advertiser,January 11 2013,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Worst flooding in Tarbert for 20 years

DSC_0035Soaking carpets and rugs were sitting outside Tarbert homes and businesses after the village was flooded twice in the same week.

High tides forced the water of Loch Fyne over the harbour wall,flooding shops and homes.

For more photos and to read more about the affect on the village as well as on Ardrishaig and Lochgilphead,see the Argyllshire Advertiser,January 10 2014,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

 

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