News in brief, January 26 2018

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Songwriters festival seeks talented tunesmiths

The first major music festival of 2018 has made an urgent shout out for Kintyre artists.

Musicians, singer-songwriters, lyricists and groups who want to showcase their talent at the 11th Kintyre Songwriters Festival, from May 4 to May 6, are urged to apply promptly before the closing date of Sunday February 11.

The festival supports the performing arts in Kintyre and provides opportunities to hear the music of peninsula based songwriters.

To apply contact:

Non-performing songwriters interested in having their material showcased should also get in touch.

There is more information at

Furniture firms fancy drawers

Up-cycling social enterprise Fancy Drawers is wheeling out some fresh designs.

The tables have turned as Catherine Wilson’s venture finds new life in old or unwanted furniture.

Get 10% off one-of-a-kind remade in Kintyre at the opening, tomorrow from 11am-pm at Unit 4, Hazelburn Business Park.

Grammar school’s journey to the past

Join Campbeltown Grammar to take a trip ‘Down Memory Lane’ and reminisce on memories close to heart.

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while looking back on decades worth of memorabilia and photo collections of pupils, parents and  staff members on display.

Visitors are also welcome to take a tour around the school for one last time before the new school opens in February. ‘Down Memory Lane’ takes place on Wednesday January 31 2pm-6pm.