A graceful visitor in majestic Loch Fyne

Majestic Fred Olsen cruise ship ‘Boudicca’ made a welcome return to Loch Fyne, Argyll on the morning of May 9, 2017.

After a quick turnaround at Inveraray, it was back down the 40-mile-long sea loch to Tarbert, where the ship lay at anchor and passengers disembarked.

Here she is filmed from the Dalchenna shore just after 7.30am, cruising in calm conditions between St Catherines on one side and the Argyll Caravan Park on the other.

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No Tarbert Flower Show as interest wilts

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NO TARBERT Flower Show will be held this year after just two members of the public turned up to a crunch meeting on the show’s future.

The meeting was called in a last-ditch effort to raise volunteers and committee members – both of which are desperately needed to keep the show alive.

The existing Tarbert Flower and Vegetable Show committee members felt that they could no longer continue, mainly due to a combination advancing years and ill health.

At the public meeting on April 20, while

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Kintyre and Islands candidates speak ahead of vote

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ALL OF the introductory statements from the Kintyre and Islands ward – which includes Tarbert and north Kintyre – candidates at the Argyllshire Advertiser Tarbert hustings are now available to view individually.

Click on the links below to see and hear what they have to say ahead of the Argyll and Bute Council election on Thursday May 4.

Robin Currie, LibDem

Anne Horn, SNP

Michael Kelly, Labour and Co-operative

John McAlpine, Independent

Alastair Redman, Scottish Conservative

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They want your vote – part six

ALL SIX of the candidates for the Kintyre and the Islands council ward, incorporating the Tarbert area, spoke at the Argyllshire Advertiser hustings on April 24.

They are vying for your vote at the local government elections on May 4, and in Tarbert Village Hall they opened with a two minute (maximum) speech on why voters should choose them.

We will publish video of each of the six statements – in reverse alphabetical order of surname &#8211

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They want your vote – part five

ALL SIX of the candidates for the Kintyre and the Islands council ward, incorporating the Tarbert area, spoke at the Argyllshire Advertiser hustings on April 24.

They are vying for your vote at the local government elections on May 4, and in Tarbert Village Hall they opened with a two minute (maximum) speech on why voters should choose them.

We will publish video of each of the six statements – in reverse alphabetical order of surname &#8211

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They want your vote – part four

ALL SIX of the candidates for the Kintyre and the Islands council ward, incorporating the Tarbert area, spoke at the Argyllshire Advertiser hustings on April 24.

They are vying for your vote at the local government elections on May 4, and in Tarbert Village Hall they opened with a two minute (maximum) speech on why voters should choose them.

We will publish video of each of the six statements – in reverse alphabetical order of surname &#8211

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They want your vote – part three

ALL SIX of the candidates for the Kintyre and the Islands council ward, incorporating the Tarbert area, spoke at the Argyllshire Advertiser hustings on April 24.

They are vying for your vote at the local government elections on May 4, and in Tarbert Village Hall they opened with a two minute (maximum) speech on why voters should choose them.

We will publish video of each of the six statements – in reverse alphabetical order of surname &#8211

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They want your vote – part two

ALL SIX of the candidates for the Kintyre and the Islands council ward, incorporating the Tarbert area, spoke at the Argyllshire Advertiser hustings on April 24.

They are vying for your vote at the local government elections on May 4, and in Tarbert Village Hall they opened with a two minute (maximum) speech on why voters should choose them.

We will publish video of each of the six statements – in reverse alphabetical order of surname &#8211

read more

They want your vote – part one

ALL SIX of the candidates for the Kintyre and the Islands council ward, incorporating the Tarbert area, spoke at the Argyllshire Advertiser hustings on April 24.

They are vying for your vote at the local government elections on May 4, and in Tarbert Village Hall they opened with a two minute (maximum) speech on why voters should choose them.

We will publish video of each of the six statements – in reverse alphabetical order of surname &#8211

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Cuckoo arrives with spring snow

Not the actual cuckoo heard in Tarbert

Not the actual cuckoo heard in Tarbert

THAT harbinger of summer, the call of the cuckoo, has been reported from the southern reaches of Loch Fyne-side.

The familiar sound came as a band of biting winter weather swept the region, bringing hail and snow showers to many parts.

The first cuckoo reported to the Advertiser was heard by reader Arlene Scott from Glenfield, Tarbert during the chilly morning of Tuesday April 25.

This was the first cuckoo of spring in this part of Argyll – unless you know different…

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