Act of kindness tackles Campbeltown eyesore

Petals campbeltown stone cleaningAn eyesore on Campbeltown’s Main Street has this week been removed after a retailer in the town was offered a helping hand to improve the look of her shop front.

Petals,a second hand store,has been given a facelift after Campbell Stone,the company currently repointing the Royal Hotel,offered to strip the layers of crumbling paint from shop’s exterior walls.

See the Campbeltown Courier,April 18 2014,for the full story –also available on line at

Win tickets to The Ideal Home Show Scotland 2014

10 pairs up for grabs!Celeb Scotland Show 2014
The Ideal Home Show Scotland team are back at Glasgow’s SECC from May 23 to 26 this year in what promises to be yet another outstanding home event. Over 40,000 visitors are expected at the show,looking for ideas and products ranging from substantial home projects to those simply looking to add some extra flair to their homes.

This year’s team of celebrity experts offering advice are TV Interiors guru John Amabile,architect and presenter George Clarke,fresh from Restoration Man,award-winning gardens expert and designer Diarmuid Gavin and Technology and Gadgets Ambassador,Suzi Perry.

Gregg Wallace will be bringing back his exclusive show restaurant giving visitors the chance to taste the best of local produce with a selection of delicious dishes.

The fabulous Carol Smillie will be adding glamor and making sure everyone is looking gorgeous with her top fashion and beauty tips.


The Ideal Home Show is offering  10 lucky readers of the Campbeltown Courier and Argyllshire Advertiser the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets see this week’s Campbeltown Courier,April 11.  Entries must be submitted by Tuesday April 22,2014.

Terms and conditions:  The prize is as stated.  No cash alternative. The Editor’s decision is final. Photocopied entry coupons will not be accepted.  The winner may be asked to take part in publicity and may appear in a Wyvex Media publication and website. This competition is not open to Wyvex Media and associated company employees and their families.  Tickets will be posted to the winners nearer the date of the event. This offer is only open to UK residents.  Complimentary tickets are valid for one day only,on any one day of the show between the 23rd – 26th May 2014,to Ideal Home Show at the SECC. Tickets are non transferable. Complimentary tickets obtained through this offer may not be duplicated. All tickets will be scanned on entry to the show. This competition is open to readers of other Wyvex Media publications.

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Nominate someone to be gifted two tickets to the Commonwealth Games


The Campbeltown Courier is asking readers to nominate someone in their local community who deserves to experience the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games first hand.Legacy Ticket 4

The Scottish Government’s Legacy Ticket scheme recognises the achievement and contribution of people across Scotland who are helping to create this legacy by offering them tickets to watch one of the 17 sports at the games.

The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer is set to be the biggest sporting event in Scotland’s history – and they promise to be a fantastic spectacle to enjoy. These games are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to secure a legacy for communities across Scotland.

Readers of The Campbeltown Courier will know the unsung heroes who are already making a difference –whether it’s a young person involved in sport,someone helping to make sport happen by volunteering or someone simply making your community a better place.

Nominate today! Do you know an unsung hero who fulfills one or more of the following criteria?

  •         Young person,including Team Scotland supporters,and those involved in sport at school,community or club level
  •         Those who make sport happen,including volunteers
  •         Those who make a contribution to their communities,through volunteering or other means
  •         People without the opportunity to experience the games,and those from disadvantaged groups or those with a disability.

If you know someone who deserves this once in a lifetime opportunity then fill in the online nomination form and let us know. You can also nominate by post,see this week’s Campbeltown Courier,April 4,for details.  All nominations must be received by midnight,Tuesday 29th April,2014. Nominations will be shortlisted by a Wyvex Media judging panel,including a Wyvex Media Director,and the winner chosen by an external panel of judges who will be announced in a future issue.

Terms and conditions:Nominees must live in Argyll. The identified beneficiary of the Commonwealth Games ticket will be gifted a pair of tickets so that they may be accompanied by a loved one,friend or carer. Travel,accommodation and other associated expenses are not included in the prize package. Staff employed by Wyvex Media and relatives of staff are ineligible to be a recipient of a ticket. The names and addresses of the ticket recipient and their companion will be supplied to the Scottish Government and the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee. Legacy Tickets are a gift and not for resale. It is illegal for tickets to the Commonwealth Games to be sold on. A Legacy Ticket needs to be used by the named ticket beneficiary and their companion. The following Glasgow 2014 terms &conditions set out the rights and obligations in relation to the use of tickets. Please familiarise yourself with these in advance of attending the sporting session/ceremony: Nominations must be received by midnight,Tuesday 29th April. Nominations will be shortlisted by a Wyvex Media judging panel,including a Wyvex Media Director,and the winner chosen by an external panel.

MSP voices concern over Campbeltown Methadone service

Mike Russell Argyll and Bute MSPSerious top level questions are being asked about the group which took the controversial decision to begin a Methadone service in Campbeltown.

The service was introduced ‘by stealth’in February in defiance of assurances there would be full consultation with the community.

Now,  MSP Michael Russell has voiced concern about Argyll and Bute’s Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) which made the sudden decision to start a service.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier,April 4 2014,also available on line at

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Sport Relief supporters run a mile

DSC_0898It was only a mile,but it was the most popular event by a distance around the UK on Sunday March 23 2014.

A total of 75 people of all ages in Campbeltown ran and walked either a one-mile,three-mile or six-mile route around the town,raising money for Sport Relief.

See more photos in the Campbeltown Courier,March 28 2014,also available on line at


Schools battle it out in badminton competition

Kintyre schools badminton competitionFOUR Kintyre primary schools took part in a keenly-contested badminton competition at the Victoria Hall,Campbeltown,on Sunday.

Around 50 competitors took part,with most entries coming from primary 4 and 5-aged children.

For the results,report and more photos,see the Campbeltown Courier,March 14 2014,also on line at

Alex McKinven is Campbeltown’s Citizen of the Year

Alex McKinven citizen of the year Campbeltown rotaryCampbeltown stalwart Alex McKinven has told of his ‘shock,delight and honour’at being named Citizen of the Year by the town’s Rotary Club.

This award acknowledged his life-long involvement with football,as player and manager,as well as his role in organising the annual Mull of Kintyre Music Festival,which promotes music in the town.

For the full story see the Campbeltown Courier,March 14 2014,also on line at

Life-changing experience for Campbeltown school pupils

Campbeltown to Gambia projectIt truly was a life-changing experience for the 14 pupils and four Campbeltown Grammar staff recently returned from Gambia.

And it was able to happen because of the ‘colossal generosity’of the people of Campbeltown who responded magnificently to the numerous fundraising events needed to finance construction work involved in he 12-day trip.

Read all about the effect the trip had on pupils and staff and see more photos in the Campbeltown Courier,March 7 2014,also available on line at

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