West Loch Tarbert set for A83 resurfacing


A SECTION of the A83 trunk road near Tarbert is due to be resurfaced in a £90,000 scheme.

Drivers can expect roadworks at West Loch Tarbert for three days, starting on Tuesday January 10.

Work will take place between 7am and 7pm each day, during which time a 10 mph convoy system will be in place. Outside working hours, a 30mph speed limit will be in force on a temporary road surface.

Eddie Ross, of trunk road management company BEAR Scotland, said: ‘We thank the local community and motorists

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Sun suits golfers to a tee


Tarbert Golf Club

THERE was action galore as the sun shone on the region’s golf courses in the last week.

At Lochgilphead Golf Club, the gents teed off the latest competitions at with a team scramble.

Held on Saturday May 28, it was a well attended event with lots of friendly banter. The winning team was captained by Ryan McGlynn, who had Keith ‘Awesome’ Cowan and assistant match secretary, Colin Penman, on hand to romp home as easy winners with a nett 52.6.

The ladies also took to the course the same day to

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First day’s action from the Scottish Series

Miss Behavin : A Lennox, G Simpson, HSC, Sigma 33. Photo: Marc Turner/CCC

THE 42nd Silvers Marine Scottish Series got underway, with Tarbert as its base, on Friday May 27, with over 110 boats taking to Loch Fyne to battle it out over four days of fierce competition. At the end of day one, it was Jamie McGarry and Colin Moore in Eala of Rhu who topped the IRC Class 1 table.

IRC Class 1 is one of the most competitive classes in the regatta and the class didn’t disappoint with some very tight racing across the day.  But it was a great start for Silvers Marine Scottish

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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.

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