Win a weekend break with Travelodge

To celebrate the launch of ​Travelodge​’s new campaign ’Get Up and Go’,the value hotel TravelodgeMasterLogo_CMYKchain is offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win a two night break,so that they can get up and go and find out what makes Great Britain so great.

The prize includes a two night stay in any one of Travelodge’s 500 UK hotels with breakfast* included. The winner will stay in a newly modernised family room which caters for either two adults and two children or three adults. The room has an ​en-suite,a luxurious king-size bed called the 2013 roomTravelodge Dreamer,flat screen TV,tea &coffee facilities and WiFi.

To enter,see this week’s  Campbeltown Courier,September 26. Entries must be received by Tuesday October 7,2014. Bookings must be made by  October 31,2014 and prize must be taken by October 31,2015.

Terms and conditions:

Entrants must be 18 years old or over. Prize is for accommodation only and does not include travel. The winner is entitled to one weekend break in a family room at any UK Travelodge (offer excludes Travelodge’s in Northern Ireland and Spain) with breakfast (*winner must ensure their hotel has a Bar Café). Family rooms are suitable for two adults and two children under 16,or three adults. Bookings must be made by October 31,2014 and prize must be taken by October 31,2015. There are no cash alternatives. All rooms are subject to availability. Employees of Travelodge,Wyvex Media and any agencies connected with the competition and their families are not eligible to enter. The prize is only open to UK residents. The prize is as stated. 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 also open to readers of other Wyvex Media publications. Digital subscribers can enter by printing the page with the competition and submitting their entry along with a letter explaining you are a digital subscriber (please provide your email address). Closing date for entries is midnight Tuesday October 7,2014.

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

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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



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

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

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

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

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

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