Community Open Day at Ardchattan Primary School October 1st

What does the community want to do about the school at Bonawe ?

It has now been several years since the last pupil attended and it was put into mothballs. Sadly despite all efforts there is no demand to re-open it.

Ardchattan Community Council have organised an Open day for all to come and look around and have their say on what could / should be done with the building.


September 16, 2017   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Bonawe  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 Hall from 8:30pm on Wednesday 20th September. The event is an opportunity to learn more about the project including, among other things, an update on build progress and proposed works in Connel as well as the recent award of a Marine License from Marine Scotland for this temporary deploymen
They hope that you will be able to join them and look forward to seeing you next week in Connel.

September 15, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Benderlochs Ellis is wowing with her earthy ancestral jewellery

Ellis Mhairi Cameron is being recognised as one of the countries top young silver jewellers.

In 2017 Ellis launched her debut fine jewellery collection; Ancestry. Ancestry stems from an interest in how our identities are influenced by our specific locations, environments and topography and how this forms social heritage. Ellis explores the theory of topophilia, the definition for a sense of place, with fragmented rock textures used to convey a sense of landscapes from the Scottish Highlands. The work also takes inspiration from the architecture of medieval Scottish buildings, of castles and ruined houses. Collaging subtle textures and forms, Cameron sets out to remake lost or imagined jewels from history. Seeking clients amongst the Scottish diasporas in the Americas, Australasia and across the globe, the jewels offer new treasures for contemporary lives.

Read all about her in La Maison Couture

and you can buy her stunning creations here


September 14, 2017   Posted in: Arts and Crafts, Benderloch  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 locally.

Bring images and records to be scanned, donations of these are very welcome to learn from and share.


September 14, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Tralee Link Path begins

It is a delight to see the work starting to create the Tralee Road Link path down to the Sustrans Safe Route to School. This will mean our local youngsters no longer have to use the narrow bridge over the railway but can safely drop down from the pavement along the Tralee road, on to the Sustrans recreational path.

Tourists will also be able to join the Sustrans route, taking them south to the village centre, or north on for a lovely walk or cycle around the block or on towards Barcaldine.

Many thanks go to the tireless efforts of the Community Council, Sustrans and the Council and shows what happens when the community works together.

There will be some temporary delays at this section of the road, but it will be all worth it.

September 13, 2017   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Benderloch, Community Council, transport  No Comments

Outdoor Emergency First Aid Course

Trainer from British Association of Ski Patrols
2 day course : Sat 28th / Sun 29th October 2017 (9 – 5)
North Connel hall
£90 per person
Contact Argyll and Bute Council Adult Learning
01631 572974

September 10, 2017   Posted in: argyll and bute council, North Connel  No Comments

SWRI Benderloch and District

SWRI : meetings : Autumn and winter 2017
Monday 11th September : Material Design – Quilts : A Strange
Monday 9th October : Yoga : R. Moodie
Monday 13th November : Community Council : M Adams
Monday 11th December : Christmas Party : Marzipan / Marzipan Fruits : A Buchanan and A Sorley
7.30 pm Campbell Memorial Hall
Non Members welcome £4

September 5, 2017   Posted in: Benderloch  No Comments

Benderloch Badminton Club starts 13 September 2017

Benderloch Badminton Club
Wednesday nights
P3 – P7 6.30 – 8 pm
S1 – S6 8 pm – 9.30/10 pm
£1.50 entry
any ability welcome
rackets and shuttlecocks provided
tuck shop
Come along and give it ago : Wednesday Nights
Victory Hall Benderloch from 13th September 2017

September 2, 2017   Posted in: Benderloch, health, Hobbies  No Comments

BEAR change the plans for the road works on A828 in September

U-turn on planned A828 road closures after public outcry

‘The original plans required up to 10 daytime closures of sections of the road. After reviewing all feedback from more than 100 responses, a new reduced programme of improvements has been prepared which will see four of the original 14 projects carried out, with a further six projects to be phased throughout the remainder of the current financial year.

‘The four larger resurfacing schemes requiring road closures have been postponed and with the aim of reprogramming under multiple night-time road closures in the future.’

‘The new programme will be carried out from Monday September 18 over six days at different sections of the route. The road will remain open throughout the improvements. However, a 10mph convoy system will remain in place for light vehicles only to ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as motorists.

August 29, 2017   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Roads  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 this website :

August 25, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments