Church
Songs of praise

The organising committee hope that many will gather again this year to to sing favourite psalms and hymns.

Kintyre
Weather watch

During the Malts Festival when the first really hot days came the temperature exceeded that of the Caribbean. Last week even at night the mercury hardly dropped below 20º Centigrade.

Business
World class hosts trained

An Explore Kintyre & Gigha spokesperson said: ‘At least 15 people took part in the Campbeltown which will mean that a lot of businesses will become WH accredited in Kintyre and Gigha this year.’ 

Business
Star of the show

When the Courier reporter struggled to spell her name properly Amelie Ralston, 5, carefully penned it into the notepad.

Business
Ardshiel’s Gintyre pairing feast

For many perhaps the highlight of the weekend will be a free Beinn an Tuirc Distillers Limited visit, including a free sample of the award winning gin, at Torrisdale Castle .

Campbeltown
Pollock footballers take to tennis

On Sunday morning the boys went out to Westport beach. In the afternoon Campbeltown Lawn Tennis Club provided racquets and balls, plus use of the courts, for a knock-up.

Songs of praise
Church
Songs of praise

The organising committee hope that many will gather again this year to to sing favourite psalms and hymns.

Church
Keil’s St Columba’s conventicle

The outdoor service on the site of St Columba’s footprint, just west of Keil about half-a-mile from Southend village, marked 1455 years since the Irish missionary landed in Kintyre.

Church
Church chicks raise cash

Volunteers knitted Easter chicks in various colours and designs and sold them with a chocolate egg hidden inside.

Church
Easter cross gathering

Following a half-hour outdoor service they processed, carrying a wooden cross, to a service at St Kiaran’s Scottish Episcopal church.

Church
Borders move for Community church pastor

A Community church spokesperson said: ‘Chris and Andrea have been very much part of several aspects of Campbeltown life over many years and they will be greatly missed.’

Districts
Snap happy

Judging is from 2pm to 4.30pm in Dunaverty hall and there will be cream teas and home baking.

Districts
Cream teas boost RNLI float

The money will help the charity save lives at sea through lifeboat search and rescue, lifeguards, water safety education and flood rescue.

Farming
Creamery talks denials

A First Milk spokesperson said: ‘We have a number of parties we are in discussion with, and remain committed to finding a buyer who will invest…’

Kintyre
Weather watch

During the Malts Festival when the first really hot days came the temperature exceeded that of the Caribbean. Last week even at night the mercury hardly dropped below 20º Centigrade.

Kintyre
Kintyre Seasports Project anchored

Jennifer Nicoll, Argyll and the Islands area manager for HIE, said: ‘Kintyre Seasports is an ambitious project involving a large scale redevelopment and therefore requires a full options appraisal of possible sites.’

Kintyre
Glenbarr Abbey’s Christmas sale

Mrs Macalister assured the Courier that no items were sold from the collection of the late laird, Angus, 5th of Glenbarr, who passed  away aged 70 a decade ago.

News
Making The Wee Pictures

A Campbeltown Courier premiere of an Oban based duo, Andy Crabb and James Gray, filming 30-minute documentary ‘The Wee Pictures.’ It features: Jane Mayo, David Mayo and Brendan O’Hara MP.

Leisure
Brass ‘beneath the waves’

The best brass band ensemble in Scotland in its division, Campbeltown Brass’ Junior Ensemble A takes a submarine trip beneath the waves.