Beach wild camping to be tackled in Kintyre


Action is being stepped up to protect Machrihanish and Westport beaches.

It follows growing concern about the damaged caused, particularly by wild campers, to an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its coastal habitat and flowers.

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Campbeltown games designer wins share of £20,000

Peter McArthur

Winning a £20,000 prize was a walk in the park for Campbeltown man Peter McArthur and his mates.

He was among a team of seven friends who came up with a piece of technology to encourage people to get out walking and enjoy open spaces more, particularly in Glasgow.

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Whisky auction boosts Campbeltown town hall funds

whisky auction for campbeltown hall

Four unique bottles of Springbank whisky have been auctioned for a total of £2,170 in aid of the Campbeltown Town Hall Fund.

The auction was part of the Campbeltown Malts Festival hosted by Springbank, and two of the bottles were bought by Flora Grant and Marion McKinnon of the Ardshiel Hotel.

Find out about more unique bottles on offer on line in the Campbeltown Courier, May 30 2014. Also on line at

Elaine is Commonwealth Games Legacy ticket winner

elaine mcgeachy

Elaine McGeachy, the main driving force behind the hugely successful Mull of Kintyre half marathon and 10k races, is the Courier’s  Commonwealth Games Legacy Ticket winner.

She was a worthy winner of the Campbeltown Courier competition, selected by a panel of judges from a shortlist of three nominations.

Read about Elaine’s reaction in the Campbeltown Courier, May 23 2014, also on line at

East Kintyre residents call time on potholes


East Kintyre residents may call on Scottish and Southern Energy officials and Argyll and Bute Council road bosses to attend a public meeting in Carradale over the dreadful state of their lifeline B842 road.

It would give people the chance to vent their frustration and anger over the route’s dangerous potholes, caused by heavy traffic for the electricity substation project at Crossaig.

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Campbeltown fishing boat pulls in dead minke whale

Minke whale campbeltown fishing boat

A Campbeltown fishing boat made a surprise catch on Tuesday, May 20 – substantially larger than its usual target of prawns.

The crew of The Crest discovered a 26ft-long, three-ton minke whale snared in their equipment at Kilbrannon Sound off Peninver. They believe it was already dead when caught.

Crowds gathered to look at the giant of the sea after it was landed at Campbeltown New Quay around midday.

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Kintyre road is hole lot of trouble

lorry off road

East Kintyre residents fear they are paying a heavy toll on their vital B842 road because of the huge SSE electricity substation project at Crossaig.

They say they are being plagued by potholes on a route – single track in parts – unsuitable for numerous heavy lorries involved in lengthy work creating a £200 million subsea link with Hunterston.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, May 16 2014. Also available at

Rare whiskies to boost Campbeltown Town Hall fund

springbank whisky auction for campbeltown town hall

An auction of rare Springbank whiskies are set to give a welcome boost to the Campbeltown Town Hall Fund.

A unique bottling of six different whiskies will see 70cl and miniature 5cl bottles given special town hall logo labels.

For more details, see the Campbeltown Courier, May 16 2014, also available  at

That’s the way to do it – Kintyre Way Challenge

Kintyre Way challenge

A record 146 runners in the Kintyre Way Challenge, 60 percent up on last year, took part in four events – the 67-mile relay and individual race and the 35-mile relay and individual race.

Six women from Campbeltown Running Club finished fourth of 12 teams in the 67-mile relay, taking exactly 10 hours.

Read more about the event and results in the Campbeltown Courier, May 16 2014, also available on line at

Kintyre schools pipe band’s winning start to season

Kintyre Schools Novice Juvenile Pipe Band Gourock 2014

Kintyre Schools Novice Juvenile Pipe Band kicked off their 2014 season on Sunday, May 11, with two outstanding performances, gaining them first place in the more difficult Juvenile grade and second place in Novice Juvenile section.

Pipe Major Peter Ferguson was delighted with their performances.

Read more in the Campbeltown Courier, May 16 2014, on their achievements. Also available at

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