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.

Goal feast for Campbeltown under 13s

Pupils under 13sCampbeltown Pupils under 13s climbed to third place in their West of Scotland amateur football youth league after a 13-0 victory against Clydebank.

The youngsters were confident from the start, thanks partly to a win against the visitors earlier in the season.

For the full match report, see the Campbeltown Courier, March 20 2015, also available online from the same date.

Return to Gambia for Campbeltown woman

CGS4Gambia visitAgnes Stewart of Cambeltown Grammar recently returned from a trip to Gambia to continue the work started by school pupils and staff last year under the CGS4Gambia project.

While there she handed out donated tooth brushes, toothpaste, baby clothes and necessities and visited Jarrol where a group of students spent time last year.

Read the diary of her visit in the Campbeltown Courier, March 20 2015, also available online from the same date.

Scanning services should end long journeys for pregnant mums

baby girlThe days of expectant mums in Kintyre and Islay having to journey to and from Glasgow for their 12 and 20-week scans are numbered.

Argyll and Bute  Community Health Partnership (CHP) revealed this week that funding had been agreed to develop scanning services locally in Argyll and Bute.

For the full story, see the Campbeltown Courier, February 27 2015. Also available online.

Call to remove ‘invasive’ security at Campbeltown Airport

Campbeltown Airport‘Invasive’ security checks at Campbeltown Airport should be put to an end with the introduction of an x-ray scanner, passengers are urging.

Alan Baker, acting chairman of Campbeltown Community Council, said: ‘The practice at Campbeltown airport of rummaging through every inch of passengers’ check-in and carry-on luggage is outdated.’

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, February 20 2015, also available online from the same date.

Movie fans turn out in droves to temporary Campbeltown cinema

campbeltown picture houseMovie fans turned out in droves to support the first of the monthly films at Victoria Hall in Campbeltown.

Members of Campbeltown Community Business group, which owns the town’s  Picture House, brought five big films to the screen and were delighted with the turn-out.

Read more in the Campbeltown Courier, February 20 2015, also available online from the same date.

Movies come back to Campbeltown

victoria hall campbeltownBig time movies are returning to Campbeltown from next weekend. Mr Turner, Paddington, The Theory of Everything, Into the Woods and The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies will all be on show in Victoria Hall.

It is the start of a monthly festival of film offering big-screen entertainment to offset the closure of Campbeltown Picture House six months ago for extensive renovation works.

For more information, see the the Campbeltown Courier, February 6 2015, also available online as a digital edition.

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