Archive for March, 2010

Ladies who lamb

With Lambing season getting underway in the area this is a timely reminder to all pregnant women who might come into contact with sheep.

March 29, 2010   Posted in: Agriculture, Community, health  No Comments

Loch Etive Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan

meeting : Tuesday 30th March — Connel Village Hall — 7 pm This is the third meeting to discuss the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for Loch Etive as part of the consultation process which aims to set the Management Plan for our area by October this year. The main topics for discussion are Natural […]

March 29, 2010   Posted in: Benderloch, Environment, Etive, History, Nature, North Connel  No Comments

Biomass Awareness Event

For all of you inspired by the energy event in Benderloch yesterday, here is another ALIenergy event you might want to go to. Biomass Awareness Event      Friday 26th March The Stagecoach Inn, Cairndow      10.00 – 4.00

March 20, 2010   Posted in: Community  No Comments

A busy day in Benderloch

Everyone should put their hands together for the immense effort that the folks from ALIenergy have put into today, taking over 200 children from the tiniest tots through the ages, and giving them some fascinating insight to the diverse topics of energy use, insulation, renewable energies and so much more.

March 19, 2010   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Felt Making

There are many tales about how the first felt was made, one story tells of a Turkish shepherd who noticed the compacted wool on his flock. He took some wool and tried to make it join together himself. Though he worked hard his efforts failed and he began to cry. As his tears fell on […]

March 16, 2010   Posted in: Arts and Crafts, Benderloch  No Comments

Ardchattan – up close and personal

Having, for years, only had a fuzzy topographical coverage by google maps, it seems that we have now joined the rest of the UK. Google Street view has just been updated, now covering around 95% of the country, they say.

March 12, 2010   Posted in: Barcaldine, Benderloch, Bonawe, North Connel  3 Comments

Energy Awareness Event comes to Benderloch

ALIenergy and Lochnell primary school are coming together to host an Energy Awareness Event. Lochnell primary pupils throughout the school are actively involved producing displays and games for  the event at the Victory Hall, Benderloch on Friday 19th March, as well as being on hand to help teach others about energy,

March 10, 2010   Posted in: Benderloch, Children, Environment, Event, food and drink, Renewable Energy, Schools, sustainability  No Comments

Local Development Plan – Ardchattan needs YOU !

What are YOUR personal priorities for the place you live in ? Argyll and Bute are starting a long period of consultation with us all to find out what we want and need in our local communities. The LDP website is here If we want them to prioritise the money in the right places for […]

March 10, 2010   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Barcaldine, Benderloch, Bonawe, Community, Community Council, Creran, Elderly, Environment, North Connel, Renewable Energy, Roads, sustainability, transport  No Comments

Laurel and Hardy ? In Benderloch ?

Yes – its true, honest —> Look, See  –> Laurel & Hardy by Tom McGrath Tuesday 23rd March, Victory Hall, Benderloch. Mull Theatre presents this affectionate look at the lives of the most successful comedy team in history.

March 6, 2010   Posted in: Arts and Crafts, Benderloch, Event, Village Halls  One Comment

Sustainability : Waste less

If we can all do something to reduce the waste we produce, we will be making a small step towards a more sustainable community. It means there is less energy used to make replacements, and less pollution of the environment to get rid of the waste.

March 6, 2010   Posted in: Community, Environment, food and drink, Renewable Energy, sustainability, Transition, transport  No Comments