Campbeltown needs a flood plan!

Donald Kelly flood plan for campbeltownA flood plan is badly needed for Campbeltown, it has been argued.

The call comes from Councillor Donald Kelly following the serious flooding of homes and businesses in the town at the beginning  of November.

For the full story, see the Campbeltown Courier, November 22 2014, also online at


Campbeltown fireworks display is ON

fireworks back on in campbeltownCampbeltown is to come alight with a fireworks display this year after all.

Ardsheil Hotel and Explore Campbeltown have come to the rescue after a lack of funds forced the November 5 event to be cancelled.

More details in the Campbeltown Courier, November 22 2014, also online at

Burnside Square will turn to ice, thanks to donations

Burnside Square ice rink CampbeltownSharpen your blades, Campbeltown’s Christmas lights switch-on will definitely feature an ice rink this year after the Kintyre Club pledged a ‘substantial’ donation to the event as did two of the town’s banks.

Find out the full details in the Campbeltown Courier, November 21 2014, also available online at

Homes and businesses hit by relentless rain

flood victims campbeltownA retired couple, who moved to Campbeltown only two years ago, have been hit by floods for the second time.

Eddie Myles and his wife, Avelyn were among a number of home owners in John Street who fought a losing battle to keep water at bay following many hours of torrential rain.

Businesses in the town were also hit badly in what some described as the worst floods in decades.

Read their story and that of others affected by the flooding in the Campbeltown Courier, November 14 2014, also online at

Campbeltown hotel wins whisky bar of the year – again!

ardshiel whisky bar of yearThe Ardshiel Hotel in Campbeltown has been named Scotland’s whisky bar of the year for the second time in 12 months.

The incredible double – decided by public vote – has left co-owners Flora Grant and Marion MacKinnon delighted and stunned in equal measures.

Read all the details in the Campbeltown Courier, November 7 2014, also online at

Sisters’ Great Wall adventure for charity

campbeltown sistersFundraising in searing heat with vertical ascents was all worth it, say two Campbeltown sisters, who are just home from China.

Hairdresser Mairi McKillop, 23, and teacher Elaine McGeachy, 31, who escaped a ‘hostage situation’ in the first few hours of their trek along the Great Wall, said it was the experience of a lifetime.

Read about their adventures in the Campbeltown Courier, November 7 2014, also online at

Youngsters battle on for Pupils

Campbeltown PupilsStretched to the limit  because of injury problems and work commitments, the McFadyen-sponsored Campbeltown Pupils fielded possibly its youngest-ever squad in a Scottish Amateur League fixture.

Nevertheless, the boys who were available made a commendable stab at proceedings and but for fortune would have returned home with at least a share of the points against Eaglesham, rather than losing 1-0 away from home.

For the full match report see the Campbeltown Courier, October 31 2014, also available online at

Kidney dialysis campaign must double its funding

Councillor Donald KellyThe Kintyre Kidney Dialysis Campaign has learned it must double its original £35,000 fund-raising target to assist in the kidney dialysis unit being set up in Campbeltown.

Campaign chairman Councillor Donald Kelly said: ‘I am confident we can raise the £70,000-plus figure’

For the full story see the Campbeltown Courier, October 17 2014, also available online at

Campbeltown nursery manager says farewell

viv campbellViv Campbell was living in Nottingham and looking for a change of scenery when she took a holiday in Kintyre.

Suddenly, she found herself applying for the manager’s job at Campbeltown Nursery Centre.

That was in October, 1991 – and now she has just retired after 23 years there.

Read her story in the Campbeltown Courier, October 17 2014, also online at

Grammar school keeps eye on Ebola epidemic

ebolaThe Ebola virus epidemic which has killed thousands in West Africa and is threatening to spread into more countries is being watched very closely by pupils and staff at Campbeltown Grammar.

The school is heavily involved in charity work in Gambia and a party of 14 pupils and four staff made a hugely successful aid trip there in February.

Campbeltown Grammar’s Agnes Stewart, who is helping oversee the school’s continuing aid work with Gambia told the Courier: ‘We are keeping a very close eye on the situation.’

For the full story see the Campbeltown Courier, October 17 2014,also online at

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