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.

Half way to life-saving treatment

Kirsteen MacNeill and Brian MacNeillA daughter has raised £4,060 in a £10,000 campaign to fund her father’s trip to China to receive life-saving treatment.

Kirsten MacNeill, 20, and her father Brian, 44, from Tarbert, have been diagnosed with hereditary spinocerebellar ataxia, a muscle wasting condition of the brain that affects speech, balance, vision and mobility.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, January 30 2015, or online from the same date.

Tarbert senior citizens invited to party

tarbert senior citizens partyNewcomers to Tarbert and surrounding areas are being reminded that they will be welcome to join the senior citizens’ party this month.

The Tarbert Senior Citizens’ Christmas party and Citizen of the Year award ceremony combined is traditionally held after the busy festive period.

For full details see the Argyllshire Advertiser edition of January 2 2015 (out December 31 2014). Also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Replacement Tarbert Christmas tree lights up

Tarbert Christmas treeAfter a public outcry over the ‘state’ of Tarbert’s Christmas tree the town’s Lights switch-on finally went ahead without another glitch.

Following a quick dash by Argyll and Bute Council to replace the first tree, dubbed a ‘match stick’, the new and fuller tree was erected at the last minute.

Although it set the festivities back for an hour, the Tarbert Christmas Fair and light switch on was well attended by Dookers and people from surrounding areas.

See more photos of the festivities in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 12 2014. Also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Power to the people of Tarbert after tree changed

Atarbert treefter a public outcry a Christmas tree described as a ‘disgrace’ by Dookers has been removed by council staff.

The tree had sat proudly, at a slight angle, in Tarbert’s harbour area for three days before it was inspected by officers and Argyll and Bute Council agreed to change it.

Read about the outcry in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 5 2014, also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Call for help to maintain Tarbert walkway

white shore bridgeA landowner has called for support to maintain the pathways and bridge at White Shore Breathing Space, a popular nature walk in Tarbert.

Vandals have repeatedly damaged the bridge structure and have set fire to a picnic bench at the water, an area that families use in the summer.

For more on this story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 5 2014, also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Tall tales at Tarbert Book Festival

Tarbert book festivalTales of penguins, dragons, the sea, seals and Kintyre summers made the second Tarbert Book Festival an exciting two days of fun and thrilling reads.

With around a dozen events for adults and children, the festival attracted serious literary heavyweights in the form of children’s author and illustrator Debi Gliori, award-winning author Janis MacKay and crime writer Denise Mina.

See more photos in the Argyllshire Advertiser, Novemebr 28 2014, also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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