From our files, week 40

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Friday October 5, 2007

Pupils make and star in DVD

Eight pupils at Campbeltown Grammar School have turned into movie moguls to encourage other children to take up jobs in the construction industry.

The boys are all S4 pupils and together they created a DVD, which gives a valuable insight into how to enter the construction industry. The housing association Fyne Homes received support from Communities Scotland, Construction Skills and Careers Scotland to back the project, which will also help Argyll College to train a construction skills tutor.

Communities Scotland and the Wider Role Fund have provided £8,500.

The DVD is going to be used as a learning resource by Careers Scotland to encourage young people to look for work in the construction and building trades. The Courier does not have the names of the boys in this photo. c40_fromourfiles200701


Friday October 9, 1992

Sail on!

Launch of Heather Bloom brings new hope for Campbeltown yard

Huge crowds swelled the Campbeltown Shipyard dockside to witness the launch of ‘Heather Bloom’.

There were mixed emotions as the trawler was launched into the welcoming loch, most notably the terrible anxiety, forced by the uncertainty surrounding the long term future of the yard. However, there was pride too.

Coachloads of people arrived on the dockside to watch the spectacle. They came from Inverness-shire, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, London and even Holland to be part of the occasion.

The time and date will, no doubt, be etched in many memories. Five minutes past three on the afternoon of Friday September 30.

The 80-foot steel trawler was built for Skipper John McLeman of Avoch, Inverness-shire. She was named ‘Heather Bloom’ by the Skipper’s wife Kathleen McLeman, assisted by daughter Katy.

Managing Director of Campbeltown Shipyard Mr Leslie Howarth was ‘absolutely delighted’ with the way the launch went.

‘Things really couldn’t have gone any better,’ he said. ‘The launch went smoothly, which was great for the Skipper and his family, who are always nervous on such occasions.’


Thursday October 12, 1967

Pupils and Caledonia through in Amateur Cup

What a weekend for local football!

Two Campbeltown teams, Pupils and Caledonia, won their way through to the second round of the Scottish Amateur Cup on Saturday. The Youth Club drew away from home and are in a strong position to win the replay in Campbeltown this weekend.

The Pupils gave their fans a goal scoring display at Kintyre Park by defeating School Wynd Y.M.C.A (Paisley) by five goals to nil.

Scorers were: L. Gilchrist (2), W. Hume, L. McMillan and M. McGougan.

Caledonia beat No. 111 Ex-B.B. (Baillieston) at Kinloch Green 2-1.

Youth Club, who perhaps deserve the most credit of all, managed to hold the much-fancied India Tyre Company at Inchinan, Renfrewshire.

Arnie Kelly scored a magnificent goal from fully 30 yards to give them the lead. However, India hit back to equalise in the 78th minute.

The replay will be at Kinloch Park on Saturday, kick-off, 2.30.


Saturday October , 1917

Visit of Australian Officer

Lieutenant Reginald H. M’Nicol, of the 1st Australian Division, was in Campbeltown and district last week on a visit, and left again on Friday, going direct to France. During his short stay he managed to visit friends in Campbeltown and Machrihanish , and thoroughly enjoyed his visit. Lieutenant M’Nicol’s father and grandparents left Kintyre for Australia over fifty years ago, going abroad from Crubasdale. Lieut. M’Nicol came over with the first Australian contingent, served through the Dardanelles, and has also seen much service on the Western front. All will wish the gallant officer the best of luck with the army in the field.