Blight of Kintyre’s potholes highlighted

potholes in CampbeltownPotholes plaguing the A83 in South Kintyre and litter in a disused shipyard have been branded an ‘absolute disgrace’.

Campbeltown pensioner Keith Abendroth said that a recent trip to New Zealand and Australia had opened his eyes to how good rural road surfaces could be and how tidy a place should appear.

Find out more in the Campbeltown Courier, April 24 2015, also available online.

Carradale in Thomson Trophy stroll

carradale vs Erskine townCarradale hit their hosts for six on Saturday, April 18 to advance to the next round of the league cup.

The Erskine Town side had the most of the early possession in the opening stages but without testing McMillan in the Carradale goal.

Read the full match report in the Campbeltown Courier, April 24 2015, also available online.

Pupils draw a blank at last home match

Campbeltown vs EagleshamCampbeltown Pupils drew a blank  as they took on Eaglesham in their final home match of the  season.

Played at Kinloch’s all-weather pitch, the Pupils knew a win would all but secure their Premier status for next season, but were left to contemplate what might have been had their pressure been converted into goals.

See the full report in the Campbeltown Courier, April 17 2015, also available online.

Kintyre swim team’s impressive show

kintyre swimming teamKintyre Amateur Swimming Club swimmers returned home with a brilliant medla haul after their REN96 Graded Meet in Linwood.

Thirteen swimmers travelled to Linwood to compete in this annual event with excellent swims and personal bests recorded by all swimmers.

See all the results in the Campbeltown Courier, April 17, 2015, also available online.

£1M award for Campbeltown buildings

longrow and main campbeltownSome of Campbeltown’s stricken buildings are to get a new lease of life thanks to a £1 million funding award.

The new £990,000 announced, courtesy of the latest round of Historic Scotland’s Conservation Area  Regeneration Scheme (CARS), will help safeguard homes as well as businesses and 70 related jobs in Campbeltown town centre.

For the full story, see the Campbeltown Courier, April 4 2015, also available online.

Campbeltown Creamery to receive £450,000 investment

Campbeltown CreameryThe Scottish government is set to invest £450,000 in improvements at Campbeltown Creamery, rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead has confirmed.

The First Milk plant, which produces the famous Mull of Kintyre cheddar, supports almost 40 dairy farms and 100 jobs on the peninsula.

For more details see the Campbeltown Courier, April 3 2015, also available online from the same date.

Kintyre Way brings in extra miles and cash

Kintyre Way last section openedThe Kintyre Way is now worth £800,000 a year to the local economy, it has been revealed.

The Way celebrated the completion of its Kintyre 100 Project to give walkers an additional section from Dunaverty to Campbeltown.

See the Campbeltown Courier, March 27 2015 for the full story. Also available online at

Delight as Mull of Kintyre cheese back on supermarket shelves

Mull of Kintyre cheese back on the shelvesMull of Kintyre cheese is back on sale in Campbeltown’s Co-op and Tesco for the first time in years.

And customers could not be more delighted.

Read the full story behind its reintroduction in the Campbeltown Courier, March 27 2015, also available online.

Records fall at Argyll Sports Hall Athletics final

sportshall athletics championsMore than 100 young athletes converged in Oban for the Argyll final of Sports Hall Athletics.

The county event was the last of five competitions held in Argyll over the winter months, promoted by Mid Argyll Athletic Club.

During four hours of intense competition at Atlantis Leisure, some Kintyre youngsters were among those who excelled.

See the full report in the Campbeltown Courier, March 27 2015, which is also available online from the same date.

Mum saves family as room fills with smoke

Mother saves family from fireA family of four had a lucky escape when smoke filled part of their Campbeltown flat early on Sunday morning.
Jelena Manders woke dizzy and struggling to breath when the master bedroom she was sharing with her husband and son filled with acrid smoke.

Read more about their lucky escape in the Campbeltown Courier, March 20 2015, also available online.

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