Lord of the dancing
Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2013 15:20 Written by Colin Cameron Monday, 17 June 2013 15:09
One of Scotland's most respected politicians has been unveiled as the honorary chieftain of this year's Cowal Highland Gathering.
Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, who was born on the Isle of Islay but spent most of his childhood in Dunoon, will accept the salute from the spectacular massed bands as well as present the trophies in the prestigious Highland dancing and pipe band competitions.
Chloe's Sponsored Hair Shave
Written by Gill Friday, 14 June 2013 11:30
Chloe’s Sponsored Hair Shave
Argyll girl Chloe Whitton will be having a close shave on Wednesday (June 19) and is appealing for your help.
Twelve-year-old Chloe, from Blairmore, will be at Argyll College’s hair salon in Dunoon Grammar School at 4.00pm - doing a sponsored hair shave for Cancer Research UK.
It is in memory of her gran, who past away from cancer a few years ago.
Chloe said: “So far I have raised just over £750, although I am hoping to get round about £800. My friends at school and quite a few of my teachers have already sponsored me, and I have also raised money at my local sailing club, and the folk club at the Braes.
“I also have a just giving page, called Chloe’s hair shave. This is the link http://www.justgiving.com/Lorraine-Whitton1.
“It would be great if people could help me raise some more money.”
We’ll keep you up to date with Chloe’s fundraising in the Dunoon Observer.
COWAL’S BIG WEEKEND
Written by Gordon Neish Thursday, 13 June 2013 13:21
THREE major events will take place in Cowal this weekend, boosting visitor numbers and encouraging a sense of community.
REDUCED HOURS AT STRACHUR POST OFFICE
Written by Gordon Neish Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:34
POST Office Limited has moved to allay fears that a Cowal post office may close after a sudden reduction in opening hours.
REDUCED FERRY SERVICE FOR FILM FESTIVAL
Written by Gordon Neish Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:24
AS Dunoon is gearing up for the first Dunoon Film Festival, which organisers hope will attract a large number of visitors to the town, Argyll Ferries has introduced a restricted service with no late sailings as maintenance is carried out on Gourock linkspan.
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