Billy’s Campbeltown home-coming party on hold

Billy Irving and Yvonne MacHughScots anti-piracy guard Billy Irving,who is still stuck in India after spending six months in a ‘hellhole’jail,  is deeply upset he was not in the Wee Toon  for the silver wedding anniversary of close friends,Davy and Wilma McCormick,from Moy.

Girlfriend Yvonne MacHugh said he had hoped to get his passport back in time to fly home for celebrations.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier, August 1 2014,also online here.

Pupils put four past Dumbarton in pre-season friendly

Campbeltown PupilsCampbeltown Pupils got the new season off to an encouraging start on Saturday July 26 with a fine home win against Dumbarton Harp of the Greater Glasgow AFL.

The game,played in wet and humid conditions,was an opportunity for the McFadyens-sponsored side to introduce some young players to the squad as they prepared for a return to the SAFL Premier Division.

Read the full match report in the Campbeltwon Courier,  August 1 2014 –also on line at

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End of term prize-givings for Campbeltown and Tarbert schools

campbeltown grammar clam kilbrannan winnersThe school holidays are now here but the Campbeltown Courier has the complete list and photos of talented pupils given awards at the end of term ceremonies from Campbeltown Grammar and Tarbert Academy.

See the Campbeltown Courier,July 4 2014 –also on line at

Tommy Sheridan makes impassioned speech in Campbeltown

tommy sheridan campbeltownIt was Tommy Sheridan at his passionate,firebrand best. The diehard socialist championing the poor,the downtrodden,the underdog,the elderly and the sick.

He also spoke up for the middle classes being hit by austerity and the spectres of declining and minimum wages,zero-hour contracts and payday loan companies as he held his Yes Argyll audience spellbound for more than an hour at Campbeltown’s Victoria Hall.

Read more about the socialist’s campaigning visit to Kintyre in the Campbeltown Courier,July 4 2014. Also on line at

Campaign builds for Kintyre dialysis unit

NHS Highland LogoA charity run by patients for the benefit of kidney patients is appealing to the Campbeltown community to get behind a campaign to persuade NHS Highland to have a dialysis facility at the town’s hospital.

The plight of the local renal patients who have to endure torturous journeys to Vale of Leven or Glasgow thrice weekly,to undergo life-saving dialysis has been well documented in the Courier.

Read the latest on the campaign in the Campbeltown Courier,July 4 2014. Also on line at

Machrihanish golf club welcomes wounded soldiers

08_c26golf01Machrihanish Golf Club has been praised for its role in aiding the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers.

The renown course welcomed amputees from England and America for two days last week in a remarkable scheme to help them find a new lease of life and purpose through golf.

Read their remarkable stories in the Campbeltown Courier,June 27 2014,also on line at

Kintyre music festival hits all the right notes

campbeltown brass soloistThe 2014 Kintyre Music Festival hit a high note yet again with the judges.

David McEwan,festival secretary,told the Courier:‘The adjudicators were pleased with the standard and commended all the children for their skill.’

Read the full story and see more photos in the Campbeltown Courier,June 20 2014. Also available on line at

Trio given chance to shine at Dumbarton FC

campbeltown pupils under 13s 2014Three of Campbeltown’s most promising young footballers from the town’s under-13 squad are set to sign for Dumbarton FC.

The boys have been given a seven-week fitness training programme to follow during the close season.

Find out more about they boys and their signing in the Campbeltown Courier,June 20 2014. Also on line at

Grammar school pupils take the biscuit

grammar school biscuit makingPupils in S3 at Campbeltown Grammar showed off their baking skills with an awards ceremony at the school’s assembly hall.

The pupils were assigned to teams and asked to create a biscuit in home economics to accompany Mull of Kintyre cheese.

Read more about their task in the Campbeltown Courier,June 6 2014. Also on line at

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