Kintyre farmer wins council by-election

John Armour KintyreBorn and bred Kintyre man John Armour has been elected as the newest recruit to Argyll and Bute Council following a by-election.

Claiming more than 62 per cent of the vote, farmer and father-of-two John Armour, 53, from Drumlemble vowed to support the people in his ward to make their lives better.

Read more from Mr Armour in the Campbeltown Courier, December 19 2014, also online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Dalintober pier moves towards community ownership

dalintober beach and pierDalintober pier is set to become a community asset – but it is ‘highly unlikely’ that funds will be allocated to the community if the structure is transferred.

Dalintober Pier Restoration Group has asked Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay (MAKI) area committee to transfer the Argyll and Bute Council asset on Campbeltown Loch to the group.

The group has asked for £35,000 to re-establish the pier.

For the full story see the Cambeltown Courier, December 12 2014, Also available online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

 

Lightning storms over Campbeltown – video

machrihanish weather bombLightning struck at least twice in Campbeltown on Wednesday December 10 as this amazing camerawork from Raymond Hosie shows.

With his recording equipment slowed down dramatically, the amateur photographer captured the incredible images seen below of the lightning storm that lit up the skies around the town and remained for several hours – all from the safety of his house at New Parliament Place.

The two images show lightning strikes near High Street during the day and at the Aqualibrium and Kinloch Green area of the town in the evening.

Gusts of 50-60mph and powerful waves battered Machrihanish over 36 hours. The Marine Environmental Research Laboratory in the village was without power for several hours and relied on emergency generators.

For more news from the Kintyre area see the Campbeltown Courier, December 12 2014,  also online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

 

 

Arrests as police target drug dealers

Police ScotlandArrests have been made in Campbeltown has part of a week-long operation to target drug dealers.

Police warned this week that the operation would continue in the run up to Christmas and involve the launch of a shop-a-dealer campaign.

Messy dogs’ owners should be ‘named and shamed’

Limecraigs Road CampbeltownDog foulers in Campbeltown should be ‘named and shamed’, according to Councillor Donald Kelly.

He has told the Courier: ‘Several residents in the Limecraigs Road area have been in touch to express their concerns about dog owners allowing their pets to leave a mess.’

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, December 5 2014, also online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Magical night for Christmas lights switch on

Campbeltown christmas lights swtich-onHundreds of people packed Campbeltown’s Main Street on the evening of Friday, November 28 to watch the Wee Toon’s traditional Christmas Lights
Switch-on parade.

See the Campbeltown Courier, December 5 2014 for more photos from the event. Also available online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Campbeltown Brass top of the Scots

Campbeltown brass bandCampbeltown Brass hit a massive high note when it won two categories at the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championship in Perth Concert Hall.

Read more in the Campbeltown Courier, November 28 2014, also available online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

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 www.campeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

 

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 www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

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 www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

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