FROM OUR FILES, November 2, 2018

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TEN YEARS AGO
Friday October 31, 2008

Flybe’s new look for Campbeltown

Campbeltown Airport has had a make-over this week.

From Monday, Logan Air is now a franchise partner of the airline Flybe and the airport check-in has a new livery and the airport staff a new uniform.

The aircraft on the route are also being resprayed in the Flybe company livery.

Margaret McSporran, the senior customer service agent, is seen here in 2008 with customer service agents Martin Grady, left, and Jane McCallum, right. NO_c44files01

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Friday November 5, 1993

Good citizenship award for Nancie

The honour of receiving the Kintyre Good Citizenship Award this year went to Mrs Nancy Smith of High Street, Campbeltown.

At a presentation in Campbeltown’s Ardshiel Hotel last Thursday, the Rotary Club of Campbeltown heard the wide range of contributions that Nancie has made to the local community.

Making the presentation, President Ian Fawcett said: ‘I feel we have made an excellent choice this year, from a number of excellent nominations.

‘Among other things, Nancie is involved in the community council, was instrumental in the running of Festival Week and keeps busy as deputy head at Dalintober.

‘Nancie gets things done. She is a leader and a motivator, in the nicest possible way.

‘She is involved in most aspects of the community, and has an undying allegiance to Campbeltown.’

Nancie said: ‘Receiving this award makes me feel very humble, but I do what I do happily.

‘Being chairperson of Leukaemia Research is something I find worthwhile. And I am dedicated to Dalintober and the children I am involved with.

‘I have great respect for the Rotary Club, and admire their work – like myself, the members feel for the town.

‘I appreciate all their help.’

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Thursday October 31, 1968

Record salmon?

A salmon weighing 22 lbs., believed to be the biggest ever taken from Carradale River, was caught by a holidaymaker on Friday.

The angler was Mr Patrick Leonard, a regular visitor to Carradale from Balloch, Dunbartonshire.

The previous best fish caught in the river weighed 16 1/2 lbs.

Mr Edward Martindale, junior, a Carradale authority on fishing, said: ‘The fish are running late and the big ones are now coming in.’

Experts probe fire outbreaks

A team of fire experts are probing three mysterious outbreaks of fire within a week at Islay’s famous Laphroaig Distillery, near Port Ellen.

Production at the distillery has been brought to a complete standstill while employees clear rubble and charred debris.

Rumours that the 26-strong workforce would be made redundant were refuted by a spokesman for the company, who said that employees would be kept on until the distillery is ready for re-opening.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO
Saturday November 2, 1918
Appointment of grain officer for Kintyre

The Food Commissioner for the West of Scotland Division, considering it would be helpful to farmers and others that local gentlemen should be appointed as Grain Officers for the administration of the Cereals (Restriction) Order 1918, and the carrying out of Grain Orders generally, has secured for the Kintyre District of Argyllshire the honourary services of Mr John Weir, Gallowhill Farm, Campbeltown.

This will enable growers and others who may have damaged wheat, barley, rye or dredge corn, or tailings thereof, to have it decided on the spot whether or not they may ‘feed’ these articles to their cattle or poultry.

Such licence is necessary no matter how bad the quality may be.

Farmers, however, should understand that oats are ‘free’, and may be used for cattle feeding.