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Politicians will lay out their stalls at Campbeltown hustings

AT LEAST three general election contenders for the Argyll and Bute seat, on June 8, have pledged to attend a hustings in Campbeltown next Thursday (May 18.)

Former Argyll and Bute MP Alan Reid, the Scottish LibDem candidate. serving MP, the SNP’s candidate, Brendan O’Hara and Labour candidate, Michael Kelly, have all confirmed that they will be there.

Unfortunately, due to a longstanding prior commitment, the Conservative candidate, Gary Mulvaney, is unable to attend the Lorne and Lowland

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MSPs to examine the role of local police commanders

THE SCOTTISH parliament justice sub-committee on policing is looking at the role of local police commanders.

The committee will hear from Police Scotland and local authorities including Lanarkshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute and Dumfries and Galloway.

The committee meeting was at 1pm on Thursday May 11, in committee room six of the Scottish parliament and can be watched online here. Meeting papers are here.

Questions are likely to focus on how local policing priorities are determined, how tensions between

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Horsepower ploughs up Kintyre fields' furrows

A KINTYRE farmer has inadvertently unearthed people’s curiosity in ancient agriculture.

Stephen Jones, 54, from South Muasdale Farm, is finishing ploughing his fields beside the A83 with an old-fashioned plough pulled by two horses, after his tractor plough broke.

This drew the attention of several passers-by who pulled over to watch him at work, and take photos and videos.

Kenny Mitchell shared a video on Facebook of Mr Jones ploughing, and commented: ‘Something you don’t see often

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Homesong hero

HOMESONG hero David Fee plays reputedly his best composition – ‘You don’t have to be strong.’


Street sealed off in gun search

A MAN reported to be carrying a firearm in Campbeltown was arrested by police this morning.

The 22-year-old was caught, at 9.20am, after a thorough search. The arrest came nearly 12 hours after reports of a man with a firearm were made.

Officers had been alerted at 9.50pm on Wednesday night. During the night and early hours of the morning police tape had cordoned off Bolgam Street.

People in the town reported that a helicopter arrived last night with officers from out of town.

On Thursday morning

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