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Wee Toon Picture House celebrates lottery 'win'

20_c30hol01Campbeltown Picture House supporters are celebrating a £1.1 million donation from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The funding, announced last week, takes the historic cinema ‘a mighty step closer’ to going ahead with its proposed £3 million restoration and modernisation.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, December 19 2014, also online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Gullion's charitable Christmas single

Gullion CampbeltownCampbeltown’s alternative rockers Gullion are making a song and dance this Christmas – after they recorded a festive charity single.

The three-piece, which formed in 2008 and features Christophe Adie on guitar and vocals, Robert Black on keyboard and son Andrew Black on drums, produced Christmas single Surfin’ Santa at the start of December before announcing its release last week.

Find out more about the charitable enterprise in the Campbeltown Courier, December 19 2014, also available online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Kintyre farmer wins council by-election

John Armour KintyreBorn and bred Kintyre man John Armour has been elected as the newest recruit to Argyll and Bute Council following a by-election.

Claiming more than 62 per cent of the vote, farmer and father-of-two John Armour, 53, from Drumlemble vowed to support the people in his ward to make their lives better.

Read more from Mr Armour in the Campbeltown Courier, December 19 2014, also online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

MOK run entries will go fast

Mok run Kintyre 2014It is the racing event everyone wants to be part of. Entries for last year’s MOK half marathon and 10k in Campbeltown were snapped up within 24 hours.

There are some extra places this year, but those wanting to take part in the Sunday, May 24 event are urged to be on the starting line when entries open online on January 2.

Elaine McGeachy, one of the MOKRUN organisers, said: ‘We expect entries to be snapped up just as fast as last year. There will also be no reserve list, so there will be one chance only to secure a place.’

Entries open online at www.entrycentral.com at noon on January 2. More details can be found at www.mokrun.com Junior race entries will also be online.



Dalintober pier moves towards community ownership

dalintober beach and pierDalintober pier is set to become a community asset – but it is ‘highly unlikely’ that funds will be allocated to the community if the structure is transferred.

Dalintober Pier Restoration Group has asked Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay (MAKI) area committee to transfer the Argyll and Bute Council asset on Campbeltown Loch to the group.

The group has asked for £35,000 to re-establish the pier.

For the full story see the Cambeltown Courier, December 12 2014, Also available online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital



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