Dunadd work hard to beat Fort William


Dunadd Ladies shinty team put on a gritty performance to overcome Fort William in last weekend’s south division two fixture.

Grace Jeffery opened the scoring on 16 minutes, and the home side went on to score another five goals without reply in a hard working display against the league’s newcomers.

Read the full story in the May 13 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Tarbert guides join pink army


THE Tarbert Guides have been busy training for a 5km Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research.

Guide leaders are not getting off with it and will also walk, jog or run the route around Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. Special t-shirts have been made for the race and they have been learning about cancer prevention too.

Read the full story in the May 13 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Allow time for Tarbert A83 roadworks, drivers warned


Overnight closures are planned from late May

DRIVERS using the A83 trunk road through Tarbert have been advised to leave extra time for journeys over the next three weeks as £380,000 worth of road improvements are carried out. The work, by trunk road maintenance firm BEAR Scotland, will be carried out west of Tarbert in two phases between Monday May 16 and Saturday June 4. Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative, said: ‘Most of the works are programmed to take place overnight to minimise disruption as much

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Viking ship will be part of £20,000 economic boost


AS PART of a tourism drive, dreamed up over a pint, the Viking long ship based in Tarbert will journey to Norway.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, July 10 2015, also available online.

Fury as wind farm firm allowed to demolish Tarbert wall

Tarbert harbour temporary seating

A windfarm company has run into a storm of protest about its plans to transport turbine blades through Tarbert – demolishing a wall and picnic bench in the process and replacing them with temporary structures.

Despite many voices of opposition from Tarbert, an Argyll and Bute planning committee passed Infinis’s application for demolition at a meeting.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 22 2015, also available online.

Art workshops marry with poetry in Tarbert

art workshop george campbell hay

A series of art workshops inspired by Scots poet George Campbell Hay got off to a good start and organisers hope to encourage young people to exercise their creative streak.

Supported by local artists, the weekend workshops will be open to everyone, especially those new to arts and crafts.

See more about the project in the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 15 2015, also available online.

Minister who led Tarbert church renovations moves on

Tarbert minister leaves

The man behind the renovation of a Tarbert church was given an emotional send off from his post as minister on Sunday, May 3.

Reverend Tommy Bryson was just three months into the job when the roof of the Church of Scotland church was blown off in adverse weather conditions.

For more see the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 8 2015, also available online.

Tarbert harbour wall to make way for turbine traffic

Tarbert harbour bench and walls

Concerns 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 Tarbert

A 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

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Tarbert fishing industry under threat

Kenny MacNab Tarbert adn Clyde fisherman

Up 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.

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