Aerial video shows stunning coastline

This month’s video from Neil Owen of ArgyllUAVs Ltd puts the focus on the stunning Westport beach.

This aerial footage offers great views of the spectacular coastline and calm waters on a beautiful day.

The aerial footage illustrates perfectly Westport’s clear waters the backdrop for MOKRUN and Slog in the Sand as well as one of the most popular locations for a walk or and a surfer’s paradise.

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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Wall to wall sunshine

COOLING winds from the east have generally kept Kintyre’s heat wave temperatures down this week.

Wall to wall sunshine has tempted many into the sea and been a bonus for outdoor events and sports.

In addition many tourists have headed to the Mull of Kintyre but few venture down the steep path to the lighthouse.

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Islay postmaster will put his stamp on Kilmory

A TORY who once said he could not even place Eton on a map was elected to Argyll and Bute council as one of three councillors representing Kintyre and the Islands.

Alastair Redman, 29, who runs a post office in Portnahaven, joins Scottish National Party (SNP) veteran Anne Horn, 69, and Robin Currie, Scottish Liberal Democrats (SLD), as the councillors representing ward two, which had a 54.1 per cent voting turnout.

In ward one, South Kintyre, John Armour, SNP, Rory Colville, SLD, and Conservative

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Beach wild camping to be tackled in Kintyre

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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.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier. Also on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

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.

Find out more in the Campbeltown Courier, May 30 2014 or on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Whisky auction boosts Campbeltown town hall funds

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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 www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Elaine is Commonwealth Games Legacy ticket winner

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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 www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

East Kintyre residents call time on potholes

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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.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, May 23 2014, also at <a href="http://www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

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Campbeltown fishing boat pulls in dead minke whale

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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.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, May 23 2014, also at

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