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Housekeeping job at Barcaldine Castle Barcaldine Castle are seeking two housekeepers for their well-established 4* Gold Guesthouse B&B with six-bedrooms in Benderloch, just outside of Oban. The role is seasonal from March-October and also a couple of weeks in December.

January 7, 2018   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Connel Bridge closure 21st Jan 2018 for 5 Nights

LETTER FROM BEAR Our Ref: 14NW08945 Date: 11/12/17 Dear Sir / Madam 4TH GENERATION TERM CONTRACT FOR MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE SCOTTISH TRUNK ROAD NETWORK – NORTH WEST UNIT A828 CONNEL BRIDGE – Overnight Electrical Works BEAR Scotland, acting on behalf of Transport Scotland, are planning to carry out essential Electrical works on the […]

December 15, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Glen Creran quarry – appeal against planning refusal

This has come in from the Glen Creran quarry protesters Planning Application for Quarry and landfill in Glen Creran , Appin We need the help of our communities to help once and for all to stop this appeal being accepted. This application was refused by planners and was unanimously voted against by the planning councillors. […]

December 10, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Petard Investments Housing at Bonawe : fencing being erected

Paul Nicols of Bell Ingram has passed on a message in their role managing the building plots at Bonawe : “We have a site next to the school on which we have planning consent for 5 houses. The sites have not sold and the site is somewhat overgrown and has become a dumping ground.” “We […]

October 2, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Benderloch Book Festival starts 23 September

September 18, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

TTidal energy scheme update Loch Etive

Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd ( is intending to conduct testing of a 250kW floating tidal energy system – known as PLAT-I – in Connel during the final quarter of 2017. As a local stakeholder or otherwise interested party they invite you to attend a public update event that will be held in the Connel Village […]

September 15, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Ardchattan Parish Archive Open Day Friday 6th October

As part of the Scottish first annual Heritage Awareness Day the Ardchattan Parish Archive will be open all day from 10.30 am at Kintaline Farm, Benderloch. Come along to see what is in the archive : maps,  books, records, images .. Share your family tree, learn some more family connections, find out about the places […]

September 14, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Superfibre has come to much more of Benderloch

The superfibre cabinets around the Tralee, Baravullin, Letterwalton, Ponypark area have finally gone live connected with overhead and underground cables to each house. Those closest will get 80Mbps .. with the speed reducing with distance from the cabinets. You can find out what cabinet you are connected to and what speeds you will get using […]

August 25, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

BEAR daytime road works consultation

keep on sending in your concerns and issues to BEAR over their plans for daytime road works in various locations in our parish through September full details

August 17, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Benderloch Broadband

Slowly but surely we are getting closer to superfibre through the Ledaig exchange. Some many years since so many of us eagerly signed up for BT’s Infinity scheme which promised us Superfibre at the earliest opportunity there are now more cabinets being connected. The enginneers were busy putting superfibre cables up on to poles around […]

August 17, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments