Delegation hears case for Kintyre spaceport

Local MP reiterated the compelling case in support for the spaceport in Kintyre.

In this week’s Campbeltown Courier, turf-cutting masterclass starts new school build, Kintyre reflects on Somme centenary, PLUS a 16-page special focus on Innovation, Architecture and Design.

ALERT: Warnings in place for Storm Frank


From the Met Office: Storm Frank has been officially named as the sixth storm of the season. A very deep area of low pressure is expected to track to the northwest of the UK through Tuesday and into Wednesday. A swathe of very strong winds are expected to develop on its forward side, and affect many northwestern areas.

A deep area of low pressure is expected to track close to the northwest of Ireland, then Scotland late Tuesday and through Wednesday. Gales and locally severe gales

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Christmas at Whisky Macs

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The Twisted Melons

TOMORROW (Wednesday) Kintyre trio The Twisted Melons play Whisky Macs fresh from their Ugadale Hotel gig earlier in the month. They had to cancel a London gig planned for last Saturday.

Whisky Macs is open till 2am on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and Hogmanay but shut on Christmas Day.

On Monday, December 28 there is a quiz night, with Jamie G. Adam Fortune taking to the stage on Tuesday, December 29.

Alert- Met Office Issues Weather Warnings


December 4, 2015-The Met Office has issued weather warnings for Argyll and Bute over the next 48 hours. Currently there is a YELLOW warning of wind. Strong winds will hit northwest Scotland throughout the afternoon. This warning has been updated to separate Friday’s warnings from Saturday’s, for which a separate wind warning, including reference to possible medium impacts, will be issued. Please be aware of difficult driving conditions, and the

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Soprano and pianist perform at Lorne and Lowland

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KINTYRE Music Club will reverberate to the sound of opera and musicals when a talented pianist and vocalist visit.

Soprano Aimee Toshney accompanied by pianist Ewan Gifford will entertain at the Lorne and lowland Church Hall on Friday December 4 at 7.30pm.

The programme will include music from the operas Carmen, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, the Marriage of Figaro, the Barber of Seville, Madame Butterfly and Julius Caesar, as well as music from Peer Gynt, Porgy and Bess, The Mikado, Showboat

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Updates on Storm Abigail

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The Met Office has issued updates on weather warnings. Stay safe out there folks!

-YELLOW weather WARNING for WIND valid from 1800 Thursday until 2300 Friday (previously 1400) all areas of Argyll

-YELLOW weather ALERT for RAIN valid from 1500 Saturday until 0300 Monday – mainly southwestern area of Argyll and Bute Council.

-SEPA YELLOW flood ALERT for coastal flooding Thursday through to Sunday.

Police looking for budding recruits

Police Scotland are looking for new recruits

Police Scotland are looking for new recruits

ARGYLL and West Dunbartonshire Police are holding one-off

information sessions across the region for anyone interested in a career in


Julie McLeish, inspector for Campbeltown and Lochgilphead, said: ‘If

you are thinking of applying to become a police officer, would like to

volunteer as a special constable, or just wish to find out more information

these are well worth attending.’

To become an officer of Police Scotland, applicants need to be at least

18 years old – although

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