Adventurer makes his Mark in Cowal
Last Updated on Monday, 03 June 2013 16:50 Written by Colin Cameron Monday, 03 June 2013 16:28
Scottish adventurer Mark Beaumont is passing across south east Cowal on a fundraising mission in aid of the STV Appeal.
Mark is facing one of the most difficult and demanding adventures of his life as he endeavours to travel the 230 miles up the Highland Boundary Fault from Arran to Aberdeen by foot and in the water - in just 10 days - to raise funds for children and young people in Scotland affected by poverty.
Narrow win keeps Kyles cup dream on track
Written by Colin Cameron Sunday, 02 June 2013 11:38
There was a clash of the Argyll shinty titans at Tighnabruaich on Saturday when last year's Camanachd Cup finalists met in the second round of this season's competition.
Cup holders Kyles Athletic held on for a narrow win over Inveraray thanks to a thunderbolt goal from Roberto Zavaroni just after the half-hour mark.
More sport - including the tale of Strachur's Camanachd Cup foray to face Premier league champions Newtonmore - in the next edition of the Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard.
SANDBANK SET TO HAVE POST OFFICE AGAIN
Last Updated on Saturday, 01 June 2013 12:11 Written by Gordon Neish Friday, 31 May 2013 13:14
AFTER an absence of nearly two years the village of Sandbank, near Dunoon, is set to have a post office again - with extended opening hours.
Peace Pilgrimage at Holy Loch
Written by Gill Friday, 31 May 2013 12:01
A pilgrimage for peace arrived in Cowal last week.
On day five the Iona to London Pilgrimage for Peace and Social Justice reached Dunoon, specifically Sandbank’s Ardnadam Pier, former base of the US Navy while in Argyll.The walk, which started on the anniversary of Columba’s arrival at Iona (May 19), will finish on July 20.
Neil's fantastic footie festival farewell
Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2013 13:34 Written by Colin Cameron Friday, 31 May 2013 11:20
This Sunday (June 2) will see a great day of fun and footie in Dunoon at the annual DYFL gala - but there will be a tinge of sadness as the club bids farewell to coach Neil MacFarlane.
The annual fun fest will be held at Dunoon Stadium, starting at 10am.
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