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Friday November 9, 2007

Castlehill’s very own superstars

Castlehill primary school pupils have triumphed in the Argyll and Bute Council education awards 2007.

The winners of the biennial awards were announced on Thursday last week at the head teachers’ conference held at the Royal Hotel Oban.

Head teacher Mrs Anne Littleson accepted the award on behalf of the school.

The work that has been recognised as among the best in Argyll and Bute was for the innovative use of Information and Communications Technology to enhance learning and teaching.

This year’s Primary Four pupils won the honour for their work last year when in Primary Three with their ‘I Can Animate Project’ when taught by Mrs Marilyn Moffat.

The work was featured in a full page of The Courier when the children held and open day and workshop to demonstrate their work on computers to their schoolmates and parents.

The children have a trophy and certificate to put on display.  NO_c45files01_2007_Castlehill_primary_Children


Friday November 13, 1992

Direct Action!

Business community to hit back over Tourist Trail snub

Campbeltown’s business community is to take direct action over Kintyre’s omission from the Argyll Tourist Trail.

An appeal has been made to business people throughout Kintyre to write to Argyll and Bute MP Mrs Ray Michie urging her to do everything within her power to resolve the situation.

It is feared the omission will cripple the area’s economic future, hitting every aspect of life.

The urgent campaign is being spearheaded by the South Kintyre Working Group. Secretary of the group, Campbeltown chandler, Mr Ian Silcock said: ‘As no doubt most people are aware, the Tourist Trail signposting recently erected in connection with Argyll pointedly omits Kintyre.

‘This, despite the arduous efforts of local tourist organisations. It is argued by the Scottish Office that Kintyre is not a through route and therefore cannot be signed as a Tourist Trail.

‘What about the option many tourists take of travelling down the east road and up the west road, or vice versa?’


Thursday November 16, 1967

Hunt for prowler: Public asked to assist

Campbeltown police are anxious to hear from anyone noticing a man behaving suspiciously after dark.

This appeal follows a number of complaints about a prowler, which culminated in an incident at Glenside at 2am on Sunday.

A 71-year-old woman awoke to find a man in her bedroom. A downstairs neighbour, heard the woman’s screams and ran upstairs. The intruder escaped possibly through a window.

The woman was taken to Campbeltown Cottage hospital suffering from severe shock and bruising. She was later described as quite comfortable.

Argyll’s deputy chief constable, Superintendent Robert Law and detective Inspector Cunningham came at once from county headquarters at Lochgilphead to assist investigations.


Saturday November 10, 1917

The Picture House

A picture-play of a very high order will be shown at the beginning of the week namely: Destiny’s Toy.

The cast is a strong one, and Louise Huff appears to the highest advantage as Nan.

From the synopsis we glean that the steamer in which a banker has sent his wife and child abroad goes down in a severe storm.

Inquiries from the three known survivors bring only bad news to the despairing man. The child, however, has been cast ashore and lives.

The poor waif grows up a child of nature, as innocent of the ways of the world at twenty as she was at five.

On the death of her hardy fisherman protector she goes to a city and falls into the hands of a gang of thieves.

All the episodes leading up to how she comes to be restored to the father, who had mourned her as dead, are thrillingly depicted. A series of other good lines are also announced.