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Elizabeth steps down from Campbeltown Marie Curie

Elizabeth Kelly Marie Curie CampbeltownA Campbeltown woman who has helped to raise more than £25,000 for cancer care in Kintyre is to step down from her role after 15 years’service.

Elizabeth Kelly,who began fundraising for Marie Curie Cancer Care in 1999,was the only volunteer working for the charity in the area at the time.

Read her story in the Campbeltown Courier,July 25 2014,also on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Out of this world!

COMMERCIAL space flights could be taking off from Campbeltown in just four years.
The notion may seem out of this world today but this week the government paved the way for the first UK spaceport –and Campbeltown is very much in the running as a possible location.
Read the full story in this week’s Courier



A garden fit for Linda?


COUNCIL bosses have pledged to restore a famous Campbeltown garden to its former glory.

Criticism was growing that the garden,in memory of Lady Linda McCartney,was urgently in need of attention.

One recent visitor said she was ‘horrified’by the state of disarray of the garden in Shore Street.

Read more in this weeks Campbeltown Courier www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Fishing boat search for missing man

 Police divers prepare for the search in Campbeltown today.
A fishing boat which has been raised from the seabed was being searched by divers  in Campbeltown today in the hope of finding the remains of a man who has been missing for seven years.
Brian Thompson,63,was one of three people fishing on the 16ft boat when it sunk at  the mouth of Campbeltown Loch in 2007.  His body has never been found. A 39-year- old man and a 15-year-old boy were rescued by lifeboat after the alarm was raised.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said:‘Police divers are searching a fishing boat that resurfaced yesterday after sinking outside Campbeltown Loch on 19 August 2007.
Enquiries are continuing.’

End of term prize-givings for Campbeltown and Tarbert schools

campbeltown grammar clam kilbrannan winnersThe school holidays are now here but the Campbeltown Courier has the complete list and photos of talented pupils given awards at the end of term ceremonies from Campbeltown Grammar and Tarbert Academy.

See the Campbeltown Courier,July 4 2014 –also on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital


Has Kintyre reached saturation point for wind turbines?

  • Yes (75%,9 Votes)
  • No (25%,3 Votes)

Total Voters:12

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