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Tighnabruaich

Scotland’s most scenic 10-mile run

This Saturday, September 9, keen runners have the opportunity to take part in a Kyles 10 Miles along ‘Argyll’s Secret Coast’ near Tighnabruaich.

The route includes hilly stretches and long flat straights alongside some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery.

The event welcomes all types of runners, from beginners to veterans, with a hearty barbecue to welcome participants at the finish line.

Open day at Kilfinan Community Forest

Crowds gathered for the open day at Kilfinan Community Forest in partnership with Kyles Allotment Group.

The event included a barbecue masterclass by Bob Brady of KAG, as well as a champagne reception.

Music was provided by Grouchos and Junkman’s Choir, while Patrick Krause of the Scottish Crofting Federation made a speech to mark the registration of three woodland crofts.

Taynish

Walking with wildlife

Taynish National Nature Reserve (NNR) will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this month with a host of free events.

Kicking off on Friday September 22 at Taynish Mill, there will be demonstrations, guided walks and geocaching.

On Saturday September 23 there will be a morning wildlife walk beginning at 7.30am for those of us who are early risers.

Former artist for Taynish NNR will also be giving talks about wildlife film making.

Strachur

Piping hot in Cowal

Strachur and District Piping Association annual piping competition be held on Saturday October 7.

The competition will take place at Strachur Primary School, starting at 10am.

There are a host of categories for young players of all ages, from under 12 years to 17 years.

Entries for the competition should be to be submitted by Friday September 22 – contact 01369 860744 to find out more.

Lochgilphead

Deli reopens

The Marmalade Deli has reopened following five weeks of renovations.

The deli reopened on Monday September 9, complete with a new floor and kitchen units.

Despite the revamp taking longer than expected, the shop in the centre of Lochgilphead on Argyll Street, is now open for business as usual.