Campbeltown’s town hall is to have its ownership transferred from Argyll and Bute Council to the South Kintyre Development Trust (SKDT).
Announced by the council on Thursday,May 23 2013,this transfer will allow SKDT to continue with plans to renovate the town hall into a place for the whole community to make use of.
For more details see the Campbeltown Courier,May 31 2013 and on line from the same date at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
Campbeltown is in mourning after popular 19-year-old Scott Morrison died on Saturday May 18 2013 following a car accident. Tributes have been made to the ‘big friendly giant’.
See the Campbelotwn Courier,May 24 2013 and on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
Housing association properties in Tarbert are lying empty because,it is claimed,they are damp after coal fires were removed;while other tenants are refusing to let Argyll Community Housing Association take out their fires and others face a huge hike in heating bills.
ACHA says for technical reasons it is not always possible to retain the fires and that tenants are given advice on the best way to use new electric heating.
See the Campbeltown Courier,May 24 2013 for the full story and on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
Kintyre has been praised fulsomely for its beauty,hospitalilty and cattle herds when Campbeltown welcomed the Ayrshire Cattle Society for its annual general meeting and conference.
The events were held in Kintyre as Robin Barr of Clochkeil Farm was president of the society.
For the full report and more photos from the evening dinner dance,see the Campbeltown Courier and on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
Oban South and the Isles Councillor Roddy McCuish has been re-elected as leader of Argyll and Bute Council,having stood down as leader in February of this year. He beat fellow Oban South and the Isles councillor Duncan MacIntyre 18-17 in a vote.
He will lead a joint administration. ‘The lessons learned from my first year as leader will stand me in good stead,’he said.
For more news from Kintyre and Argyll see the Campbeltown Courier every Friday or on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital