Archive for October, 2010

A Third Glenfiddich Championship for Angus MacColl

The Glenfiddich Piping Championship has been won by Angus MacColl.

October 31, 2010   Posted in: Benderloch, Event  No Comments

Barcaldine Parent Council : first response to threatened closure

Draft response from Parent Council for meeting on 2nd November – Please read –  all Comments welcome –

October 31, 2010   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Barcaldine, Community, Schools  No Comments

For Argyll articles on Schools closures

October 29th : http://forargyll.com/2010/10/schools-closures-issues-and-procedures/ Schools closures: issues and procedures October 31st : – http://forargyll.com/2010/10/school-closures-damagingly-flawed-mathematics-on-falling-school-rolls/ The quoted statistics on falling school rolls are wrong Advice for community campaigns: Sandy Longmuir of the Scottish Rural Schools Network advises: ‘Every school should examine their own position and not just accept that rolls will fall catastrophically. Births by old council ward […]

October 29, 2010   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Barcaldine, Benderloch, Bonawe, Community, Schools  No Comments

Schools Consultation

Review of Education Provision at Lochnell, Achaleven Ardchattan and Barcaldine Primary Schools Argyll and Bute Council https://www.education.ea.argyll-bute.sch.uk/schoolconsultations/docs/Achaleven_Ardchattan_and_Barcaldine_to_Lochnell_25_October.pdf The document is 23 pages long and has many facts, justifications and figures,

October 29, 2010   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Barcaldine, Benderloch, Bonawe, North Connel, Schools  No Comments

responses from other schools in Argyll

from Oban Times facebook wall :- Keills is in revolt, Luing is planning a campaign, what are you planning to make Argyll and Bute Council listen to your views on their plans for school closures – oops, amalgamations? and :- Save Kilmodan School Is everyone happy that Ardchattan and Barcaldine could close?

October 27, 2010   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Barcaldine, Benderloch, Bonawe, Children, Community, Schools  2 Comments

Public meeting on possible amalgamation of Ardchattan primary schools

Tuesday 30th November 7.00pm at Lochnell Primary School – concerning the proposal to amalgamate Barcaldine School with 23 pupils, Ardchattan school with 5 pupils and Achaleven school with 9 pupils all to Lochnell. Argyll and Bute Council are starting a Public consultation about amalgamating quite a number of local primary schools that are presently under […]

October 26, 2010   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Barcaldine, Benderloch, Bonawe, Children, Community, Schools  No Comments

Ardchattan and Barcaldine Primary Schools to close?

http://www.obantimes.co.uk/news/view/argyll_and_bute_looks_to_close_26_schools/ Argyll and Bute Council has drawn up a list of 26 primary schools it wishes to close and amalgamate into 20 other primary schools in order to save £1.9 million annually from its education budget. The news follows the council’s review of its education budget and hits many of the council’s 59 per cent […]

October 26, 2010   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Tralee Fish and Chips closes on 30th October

The only Argyll 5 star Tralee Fish and Chips will be closing for the 2010 season on the 30th October.

October 26, 2010   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Waxwings !

There are reports of Waxwings all around us – in Ballachulish and on Seil. Has any one seen any in Ardchattan yet — keep your eyes peeled, and let us all know. For information on what you are looking for see :  RSPB Waxwing The waxwing is a plump bird, which is slightly smaller than […]

October 26, 2010   Posted in: Community  3 Comments

IT WAS PINK !!!!

The Pink Party was definately PINK !! and a great success — congratulations Morven and all your helpers. Update – Morven estimates that the evening raised over £1,500 – if you could not come, or just want to give her an even better result she has set up a “just giving” site so you can […]

October 23, 2010   Posted in: Community  No Comments