STYLE THROUGH ARGYLL
More than 70 classic cars raced through the Argyll landscape on Monday (December 9) as part of the 2013 LeJog car rally from Land’s End to John O’ Groats.
ARGYLL AND BUTE FLAGS LOWERED FOR MANDELA
Argyll and Bute Council will lower the flags at council buildings in respect of Nelson Mandela, who died earlier this week.
Provost Len Scoullar paid tribute:
"His struggle was for his own country. His triumph was for all of us.
"Nelson Mandela showed the world that change where it is really needed is always possible.
He leaves us sad about his loss, grateful for his life and immensely inspired by his legacy."
CALL FOR 'OPENNESS' ON CASTLE TOWARD
Dr Christopher Mason of outdoor education provider Actual Reality Ltd has called for openness by Argyll and Bute Council over what the authority describes as 'historic' events relating to Castle Toward, of which Actual Reality was once a tenant.
PROVOST TO SEND CONDOLENCES TO GLASGOW
Flags will be lowered for a memorial service
A week on from the Glasgow helicopter tragedy, the provost of Argyll and Bute Council is to write to express his condolences to the city’s lord provost.
It has been a week marked by sadness and shock, as the emergency services first searched for survivors, before removing the wreckage and the bodies of those who did not survive – three on board the aircraft and six inside the pub when the helicopter crashed through the roof.
ROSIE SHINES IN BIG INVERARAY SWITCH-ON
A good crowd of onlookers braved a chill wind last Friday in Inveraray, as the Christmas lights were switched on.
DUNOON LIGHTS UP FOR CHRISTMAS
Last Saturday's Christmas light-up was billed as DUNOON DAZZLES.
And it did.
With Argyll Street closed to traffic last Saturday, Dunoon Grammar School Pipe Band, resplendent in scarlet Santa suits, led the parade from the Argyll Gardens to the Burgh Hall.
COWAL CUT OFF
Cowal found itself cut off by road and sea as strong winds and heavy rain brought temporary havoc across Argyll.
The storm was widely forecast, and when it struck on Thursday morning – with westerly winds reaching speeds of 80mph – it caused widespread disruption to travel, communications and power supplies across Argyll and Bute.
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