The 18 bedroom Duisdale House Hotel,which looks out over the Sound of Sleat to the Knoydart wilderness peninsula,was named Best Hotel at the Scottish Thistle Awards held by VisitScotland last November. The former hunting lodge was also judged the UK’s best small five star hotel at the International Hotel Awards in London last year.
The Isle of Skye in autumn is truly a sight to behold with mountains and glens turning every shade of copper and gold,and the jewel-bright lochs and seas deepening in hue. After exploring the area’s forests and dramatic coastlines,Duisdale guests can enjoy a wonderful dinner menu at the hotel featuring seasonal delicacies from the island’s larder. Visit www.duisdale.com.
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High 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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Newly-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
Hopes 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
Scots 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.
Campbeltown 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
The 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
A 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