It truly was a life-changing experience for the 14 pupils and four Campbeltown Grammar staff recently returned from Gambia.
And it was able to happen because of the ‘colossal generosity’of the people of Campbeltown who responded magnificently to the numerous fundraising events needed to finance construction work involved in he 12-day trip.
Read all about the effect the trip had on pupils and staff and see more photos in the Campbeltown Courier,March 7 2014,also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
It was winner takes all at Kinloch AWP in a riveting top-of-the-table clash betwen Campbeltown Pupils and Hillington.
The home side bounced back from a dreadful game the previous weekend to claim full points against a skilful and determined Hillington.
Read the full match report in the Campbeltown Courier,March 6 2014,also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital.
An eleventh-hour bid is being made to rescue an important Campbeltown building.
The Old Courthouse in Bolgam Street,unused for two decades,has deteriorated badly inside and out.
It could still have possible future thanks to the efforts of Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust,however,time is running out on the promise of funding worth £750,000 towards restoration work.
Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier,March 7 2014,also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
Shop owners are breathing huge sighs of relief with the re-opening of Cross Street,Campbeltown to traffic following a year’s closure.
They said trade suffered after safety fencing was put around a crumbling and potentially dangerous tenement on the corner with Main Street.
Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier,February 28 2014,also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
It was a day of both frustration and pride as the McFadyen-sponsored Campbeltown Pupils came within a hair’s breadth of taking the scalp of one of the country’s top amateur football clubs but instead had to settle for a 0-1 defeat.
It was clear from the visitor’s celebrations at the end how close this came to being the proverbial banana skin for their lofty aspirations,and,there but for fortune,it could easily have been the home side marching into the last 16 of Scottish Amateur Cup.
For the full match report see the Campbeltown Courier,February 21 2014,also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
Andrew Hemmings and Councillor Donald Kelly
The introduction of a Methadone service ‘by stealth’has sparked fury in Campbeltown.
Most of the town’s residents have opposed plans for a service,expressing fears that a clinic and the area’s cheap rented housing would attract hard drug users from outwith the town.
Campbeltown Community Council and Councillor Donald Kelly have hit out at a lack of information from NHS Highland,despite asking.
Read the full story on pages 1,2 and 5 of the Campbeltown Courier,February 14 2014,also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
After months of planning,preparation and fundraising,14 pupils and four staff from Campbeltown Grammar have set off for Gambia.
The trip is a culmination of a year’s worth of fundraising for CGS4Gambia,holding bake sales,quiz nights and putting flamingos in Kintyre gardens.
The group will spend their time in Gambia volunteering at schools,undertaking aid and construction work.
See more in the Campbeltown Courier,February 14 2014,also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
Seventy-nine young athletes entered the running,jumping and throwing events in the annual Kintyre Sports Hall Athletics,held in Campbeltown Grammar School.
With the indoor athletics in its 20th year,the Kintyre competition was the second of four area events in Argyll this winter.
After more than three hours of competition,Castlehill and Dalintober schools shared the honours in the younger age groups with Castlehill providing four overall champions and Dalintober providing two.
For the full report see the Campeltown Courier,February 14 2013,also available on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
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