Politicians will lay out their stalls at Campbeltown hustings

AT LEAST three general election contenders for the Argyll and Bute seat, on June 8, have pledged to attend a hustings in Campbeltown next Thursday (May 18.)

Former Argyll and Bute MP Alan Reid, the Scottish LibDem candidate. serving MP, the SNP’s candidate, Brendan O’Hara and Labour candidate, Michael Kelly, have all confirmed that they will be there.

Unfortunately, due to a longstanding prior commitment, the Conservative candidate, Gary Mulvaney, is unable to attend the Lorne and Lowland

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Wall to wall sunshine

COOLING winds from the east have generally kept Kintyre’s heat wave temperatures down this week.

Wall to wall sunshine has tempted many into the sea and been a bonus for outdoor events and sports.

In addition many tourists have headed to the Mull of Kintyre but few venture down the steep path to the lighthouse.

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MSPs to examine the role of local police commanders

THE SCOTTISH parliament justice sub-committee on policing is looking at the role of local police commanders.

The committee will hear from Police Scotland and local authorities including Lanarkshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute and Dumfries and Galloway.

The committee meeting was at 1pm on Thursday May 11, in committee room six of the Scottish parliament and can be watched online here. Meeting papers are here.

Questions are likely to focus on how local policing priorities are determined, how tensions between

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Homesong hero

HOMESONG hero David Fee plays reputedly his best composition – ‘You don’t have to be strong.’

Street sealed off in gun search

A MAN reported to be carrying a firearm in Campbeltown was arrested by police this morning.

The 22-year-old was caught, at 9.20am, after a thorough search. The arrest came nearly 12 hours after reports of a man with a firearm were made.

Officers had been alerted at 9.50pm on Wednesday night. During the night and early hours of the morning police tape had cordoned off Bolgam Street.

People in the town reported that a helicopter arrived last night with officers from out of town.

On Thursday morning

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Police tracking graffiti vandal

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SPRAY painted graffiti has appeared round Campbeltown this week but police are closing in on a suspect.

A police spokesman said: ‘Three instances of graffiti have been reported in Campbeltown. Enquiries are still ongoing.
‘A youth has been identified as allegedly responsible for at least one of the crimes.
‘The other two are still being investigated but are probably linked.’

Scottish salmon swims ahead of the shoal

PRODUCERS of Scottish salmon incluScottish salmon swims ahead of the shoalding Marine Harvest are celebrating 25 years

at the forefront in France.

For a quarter of a century members of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) have held the French Label Rouge award – an honour bestowed only on products of superior taste and quality.

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Could Carradale cricket club conquer all?

BOWLED Over is a cricket campaign to find the best amateur club in Britain.

The competition is now live online and promoter businessinsuranceFor.com is inviting cricket and sports fans to submit photos of their local cricket club.

There will be a chance to win prizes and for their amateur club to be crowned the nation’s greatest.

The competition closes on Tuesday April 4 and entries will go to an expert judging panel and public vote to decide the winner.

For further information go to: <a

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Marine firm’s plan to help Gaelic

THE FERRY firm behind Calmac has published a five year Gaelic strategy.

Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd’s (CMAL) second iteration of its Gaelic language plan runs to 2021.

Gaelic is widely spoken in the communities served by CMAL in the western Hebrides and the organisation is committed to ensuring Gaelic has a strong and sustainable future in Scotland.

CMAL’s plan includes increasing the amount of Gaelic multimedia content on the corporate website, strengthening the visibility of Gaelic in

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Birds need to be brought under control

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Noise and mess causedby flocks of birds around Campbeltown have to finally be addressed, according to a councillor
and residents.

Several areas of the town, including residential schemes, have been affected by loud calls and droppings from crows and gulls.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, May 29 2015, also available online.

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