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Scanning services should end long journeys for pregnant mums

baby girlThe days of expectant mums in Kintyre and Islay having to journey to and from Glasgow for their 12 and 20-week scans are numbered.

Argyll and Bute  Community Health Partnership (CHP) revealed this week that funding had been agreed to develop scanning services locally in Argyll and Bute.

For the full story, see the Campbeltown Courier, February 27 2015. Also available online.

Calamities in Tarbert as Aladdin comes to town

Clachan Calamities at TarbertClachan Calamities wowed the crowds at Tarbert Village Hall  on Saturday February 21 2015 with its performance of Aladdin, which enchanted young and old alike.

The colourful costumes, spectacular sound effects and even Scary Olaf had children shouting out with delight from the audience.

There was plenty of adult humour to keep older folk amused too – especially from Tarbert’s own Margaret Henderson and new recruit David Stuart.

See the full report in the Campbeltown Courier, February 27 2015, also available online.

Players pick up prizes at drama festival

Accent playersCampbeltown drama group Accent Players lifted a host of prizes at the 66th Kintyre Drama Festival.

A two-day theatre extravaganza saw six drama groups from across Kintyre and Mid Argyll taking part.

For all the results and more photos, see the Campbeltown Courier, February 27 2015. Also available online.

Young Pupils notch up two quick wins

Campbeltown Pupils under13sCampbeltown Pupils youths have been in fine form, winning two matches in two days.

The under-13s side sealed their first win when they hosted to Dumbarton Riverside at Kinloch’s all-weather pitch on Saturday February 21, before a six-goal show against Broomhill Sports Club.

For the full match reports see the Campbeltown Courier, February 27 2015, also available online from the same date.

Restoring the splendour of Glenbarr Abbey

Glenbarr AbbeyGlenbarr Abbey is set for a big year ahead as its renovation gathers pace, with the eventual hope of again becoming a big tourist attraction.

Jeanne Macalister, one of the historic house’s trustees and part of the Clan Macalister Charitable Trust which has managed the building since 1986, says it is hoping to build on the Kintyre community’s strong support for its two open days held last December.

For all the details see the Campbeltown Courier, February 27 2015. Also available online.




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