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TEN YEARS AGO
Friday February 20, 2009

Mark wins framed print

After entering a calendar competition Mark McKinnon’s entry was chosen from more than 2,000 others to receive a framed print of his work.

The Southend Primary School pupil also received £50 for his entry into the Food Standard Agency’s annual calendar competition and the school was able to purchase PE equipment worth £250.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Friday February 25, 1994

Shinty aces!

St Andrews 0
Kintyre 3

Kintyre produced a stunning away victory, somehow winning with only 11 taking the field – and with four regulars unable to play.

The youngsters got down to business straight away, taking command of the game. Indeed St Andrews were lucky to have a keeper who was in good form, making several fine saves.

And when the home team ventured forward, they found the Kintyre defence in a mean mood, and John McLellan was also in good form as the last line of defence.

The first half ended 0-0.

Kintyre dominated the second half from the outset, and if McLellan and Motherwell could have had more luck they would have gone ahead earlier.

But Alistair Campbell made the breakthrough with a cracker, hitting a 30-yarder into the top corner. Then newcomer Bobby Sharp finished off a fine move to score from close in.

It was now one-way traffic, although poor finishing prevented a score explosion.

The third came in the last minute, Motherwell grabbing the glory – ending a fine performance from an understrength squad.

Team: J McLellan, K Campbell, R Robertson, S Cook, M Graham, C McKinven, A Campbell (Capt), A Motherwell, S Campbell, C McLellan, R Sharp.

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Thursday February 20, 1969

Irish fish buyer to move in

William Donnan & Company, the fishsalesmen, are starting up in business in Campbeltown on Monday.

The firm will be represented here by Mr Ricky Donnan, who is currently at their Whitehaven branch. Mr Donnan is well-known to local and Clyde fishermen.

Mr Donnan told the Courier on Tuesday that the company decided to come to Campbeltown because of the large number of Irish boats which use Campbeltown as a port through-out the year.

They own several boats which fish out of their Portavogie, Northern Ireland branch.

Campbeltown is served by only one fishshelling company at the moment, R. McPherson & Co., and the move by Donnan is welcomed by local fishermen.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO
Saturday February 22, 1919

British Red Cross Society

The annual meeting of the Campbeltown Branch of the British Red Cross Society, held in the Town Council Room last Friday afternoon, was of more than ordinary interest.

The cessation of hostilities having brought about a relaxation in the activities of this and kindred organisations, the conveners of the various committees of the branch were able to indulge in retrospect with regard to the work of the branch during the war period, with results which will be read with interest and in which they and the whole community of Kintyre are entitled to take not a little pride.

The attendance was large and representative, and Sheriff Macmaster Campbell, the president, occupied the chair.

He was supported by, among others, Provost Lothian, Bailie Campbell, Mr J. N. Mactaggart, Rev. Norman Mackenzie, etc.

The chairman, at the outset, welcomed all to what he was sure they hoped and felt pretty confident would be the last annual meeting during the war, for technically the war was still with us, although they all hoped and prayed that within a very few weeks a conclusion would have come to it and they would have entered upon the complete enjoyment of a conclusive peace.