Gintyre’s first festival fringe feast a sell-out

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A Campbeltown hotelier served 50 diners gin themed food at the inaugural Gintyre.

Ardshiel co-proprietor, Flora Grant, a regular advertiser with Wyvex Media Ltd which owns the Courier, Oban Times, Argyllshire Advertiser, Arran Banner and Scottish Field, praised the paper’s pre-Gintyre coverage.

‘It was a great atmosphere,’ said Ms Grant, ‘The restaurant was full and we had to turn away 7o disappointed people as calls continued to come.’

Further Gintyre events today include the headline Gin Festival in Campbeltown Town Hall from 1pm to 5pm. Later top Scottish band Rose Room will play what is expected to be a jumping jazz, gin themed night also in the town hall.

Yesterday morning there were a few tickets left for Rose Room’s performance.

On Sunday there is a matinee performance of the ultimate gin and tonic, wartime black and white classic movie, ‘Casablanca,’ at Campbeltown Picture House.

Also on Sunday all day there are free tours of Kintyre’s own gin distillery, Beinn an Tuirc at Torrisdale Castle.