District News, July 22 2022

Charity cross stitcher Fiona Rowland with winning bidder Joyce Oxborrow. Photograph: Kenny Craig.

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Charity Cross Stitcher

Campbeltown MS Social Group received a welcome boost recently when dystonia sufferer Fiona Rowland auctioned off a cross stitch owl sewn by her own fair hand. Joyce Oxborrow made the winning bid and £50 was raised for the group.


Clydeside Arts Project

Pupils from Carradale Primary School took part in a creative workshop/exhibition relating to a project national provider of creative spaces Wasps is undertaking with Clyde Fishermen’s Trust on Friday July 1.

A public art exhibition celebrating the work of Scottish novelist, poet and playwright Naomi Mitchison will open in Glasgow this autumn following the free creative workshops with communities located on the Clyde estuary.

As part of the celebrations for Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, Wasps, the Clyde Fishermen’s Trust and award-winning multidisciplinary artist Rhona Taylor have been collaborating with community groups in Carradale, Tarbert and Glasgow. The locations mark the traditional fishing route along the Clyde to The Briggait, which once served as Scotland’s largest fish market and is now operated by Wasps as a major arts centre.

In each location, Rhona Taylor, who is also a Wasps tenant, has worked alongside local communities to explore and respond to different elements and themes present within Naomi Mitchison’s work.

The resulting exhibition will be held at Wasps’ The Briggait, which now serves as a working home for artists and creators and features gallery and event space, on Sunday September 18.


War Memorial 100-year anniversary

A rededication service at Glenbarr War Memorial will be held on Saturday July 30 at 3pm – exactly 100 years and one day since the original unveiling.

Although his Grace the Archbishop of York (the Rev Cosmo Lang in 1922) will not be there to address the crowd, The Rev Anne McIvor has graciously agreed to conduct the prayers and blessings required.

Built with stones from each corner of the Parish and sitting in its prominent position the monument is a permanent reminder to the ultimate sacrifice that local men paid during not one, but two World Wars.

Organisers are hoping to hold to the original order of the unveiling ceremony in 1922 as much as possible.

The service is open to all who would like to go along and pay their respects with any relatives of those whose names are carved upon the Monument, or anyone who has been involved with the Trust over the years, especially welcome.

There will be an opportunity to lay floral tributes to family members if people so wish during the ceremony.

Following the ceremony, tea and sandwiches will be provided at Glenbarr Hall.

The War memorial is community owned and held in Trust by a small group of dedicated trustees headed by Chairman Robert Semple.