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‘The practice at Campbeltown airport of rummaging through every inch of passengers’ check-in and carry-on luggage is outdated.’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.

Widow ‘sad’ that NHS Highland changes goalposts on dialysis

dialysis fund raising

Campbeltown folk have been fund-raising and handing over cheques to a campaign to get kidney dialysis in the town

The widow of a former Campbeltown dialysis patient has said it is ‘a sad day’ to see NHS Highland seek more public funds to set up a treatment unit in the

Sheena Armour, of Kilkenzie, witnessed her late husband, Archie, who died a year ago, struggle with thrice weekly journeys to Valeof Leven Hospital for two years.

Read her story in the Campbeltown Courier, February 5 2015, also online from the same date.

Schoolmates dig deep for Billy

Billy Irving and Yvonne MacHughHe may be stuck thousands of miles away in India but Billy Irving remains firmly in the thoughts and hearts of former schoolpals in Campbeltown.

They sent that message to him loud and clear with a concert for him last Saturday night – a follow-up to similar fundraising last year – and raised more than £3,500.

Read more about it in the Campbeltown Courier, January 30 2015, also online from the same date.

Campbeltown Brass welcomes back one of its own

Fergus KerrCampbeltown Brass welcomed back one of its former band members Fergus Kerr on Sunday.

Now a professional musician and French horn player, his task was to adjudicate the band’s solo and ensemble competition.

For the full report, resukts and photos from the event, see the Campbeltown Courier, January 30 2015, also online from the same date.

Bequest sees £1m given to Campbeltown causes

CampbeltownPupils at Kintyre park

Campbeltown Pupils at Kintyre Park, which benefited from the fund

£1 MILLION of a bequest has been shared among numerous groups and organisations in Campbeltown in the past year.

The windfall has proved a vital lifeline for some and a wonderful, unexpected boost for others.

It has also left the firm of solicitors disbursing the money feeling like a ‘secret millionaire’.

Read the full story and see which organisations have benefited in the Campbeltown Courier, January 23 2105, also available online.

Pressure continues for Campbeltown flood prevention plan

John Street CampbeltownSouth Kintyre councillor Donald Kelly is keeping up the pressure for a Campbeltown flood prevention plan in the wake of November’s flood damage.

Houses and businesses in the town’s Saddell Street, John Street, Lochend Street and Longrow were hit by up to three feet of flooding.

For the full story see the Campbeltown Courier, January 9 2015, also online at

Sports hall athletics back up and running

Kintyre indoor athleticsYoung athletes can look forward to more indoor athletics this spring with the return of the sports hall athletics series.

Kintyre’s competition on March 8 at Campbeltown Grammar School will be one of four local area events in Argyll, promoted by Mid Argyll Athletic Club.

For more information see the Campbeltown Courier, January 19 2015, also online here.


£1million improvements at Campbeltown marina

Campbeltown MarinaA £1 million project to transform Campbeltown’s marina is to start early in the new year.

GSS Marine Services, from Rosneath, has been appointed to deliver the vital infrastructure improvements by summer.

Berthing and on-shore improvement work should make the marina a more attractive sailing destination – boosting the local economy by an estimated £300,000 a year.

For full details see the Campbeltown Courier edition of January 2 2015 (out December 31 2014) also online at

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