Story goes on despite Picture House closure

20_c30hol01High hopes remain for the future of Campbeltown’s historic Picture House –despite the news that it is closing with the loss of seven jobs.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier,  August 22 2014,also on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

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Campbeltown bowlers on top of the world

champion campbeltown bowlersNewly-crowned Scottish pairs champions,Jimmy Anderson and Johnny McLean,feel like world beaters.

The Campbeltown Bowling Club members lifted the title the hard way at Ayr  –by beating one of the game’s all-time greats,Paul Foster from Troon.

Read the full report and see more photos in the Campbeltown Courier,August 15 2014 –also online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

 

 

Pressure increases for Campbeltown dialysis unit

campbeltown dialysisHopes  have been raised for a dialysis unit in Campbeltown Hospital after the Scottish health secretary Alex Neill urged a health board to take action.

Mr Neill spoke after hearing how two seriously-ill Campbeltown women travel almost 700 miles a week for months to access dialysis treatment.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier,August 8 2014 –also on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Billy’s Campbeltown home-coming party on hold

Billy Irving and Yvonne MacHughScots anti-piracy guard Billy Irving,who is still stuck in India after spending six months in a ‘hellhole’jail,  is deeply upset he was not in the Wee Toon  for the silver wedding anniversary of close friends,Davy and Wilma McCormick,from Moy.

Girlfriend Yvonne MacHugh said he had hoped to get his passport back in time to fly home for celebrations.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, August 1 2014,also online here.

Pupils put four past Dumbarton in pre-season friendly

Campbeltown PupilsCampbeltown Pupils got the new season off to an encouraging start on Saturday July 26 with a fine home win against Dumbarton Harp of the Greater Glasgow AFL.

The game,played in wet and humid conditions,was an opportunity for the McFadyens-sponsored side to introduce some young players to the squad as they prepared for a return to the SAFL Premier Division.

Read the full match report in the Campbeltwon Courier,  August 1 2014 –also on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

End of term prize-givings for Campbeltown and Tarbert schools

campbeltown grammar clam kilbrannan winnersThe school holidays are now here but the Campbeltown Courier has the complete list and photos of talented pupils given awards at the end of term ceremonies from Campbeltown Grammar and Tarbert Academy.

See the Campbeltown Courier,July 4 2014 –also on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Tommy Sheridan makes impassioned speech in Campbeltown

tommy sheridan campbeltownIt was Tommy Sheridan at his passionate,firebrand best. The diehard socialist championing the poor,the downtrodden,the underdog,the elderly and the sick.

He also spoke up for the middle classes being hit by austerity and the spectres of declining and minimum wages,zero-hour contracts and payday loan companies as he held his Yes Argyll audience spellbound for more than an hour at Campbeltown’s Victoria Hall.

Read more about the socialist’s campaigning visit to Kintyre in the Campbeltown Courier,July 4 2014. Also on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Campaign builds for Kintyre dialysis unit

NHS Highland LogoA charity run by patients for the benefit of kidney patients is appealing to the Campbeltown community to get behind a campaign to persuade NHS Highland to have a dialysis facility at the town’s hospital.

The plight of the local renal patients who have to endure torturous journeys to Vale of Leven or Glasgow thrice weekly,to undergo life-saving dialysis has been well documented in the Courier.

Read the latest on the campaign in the Campbeltown Courier,July 4 2014. Also on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Machrihanish golf club welcomes wounded soldiers

08_c26golf01Machrihanish Golf Club has been praised for its role in aiding the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers.

The renown course welcomed amputees from England and America for two days last week in a remarkable scheme to help them find a new lease of life and purpose through golf.

Read their remarkable stories in the Campbeltown Courier,June 27 2014,also on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

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