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

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 Barravullin last week.

Here is the latest update from Benderloch Broadband Blog 

Cabinet Summary – new cabinets LIVE! and new rollout dates

Cabinet 1 – in the village – has been live since Dec 2015
Cabinet 2 – Letterwalton/Pony Park/Tyree/North Benderloch IS NOW LIVE and ACCEPTING ORDERS!
Cabinet 3 – South Shian opp. Shenavallie junction – is apparently now LIVE, but not yet accepting orders. ETA Aug 2017
Cabinet 4 – (opposite Ardbhatan), towards South Shian is not yet connected for fibre and power, but new BT poles and overhead lines have been installed this week. ETA Jan 2017
Cabinet 5 – (Barcaldine, near junction with Glen Salcah) – not yet connected for fibre and power. ETA November 2017
BT availability checker shows cabinet 4 as still being connected. Cabinet 3 (Shenavallie) is activated but not yet accepting orders; presumably awaiting cabinet 4 to be wired up.

August 17, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Creran Quarry Planning committee meeting Wed

Argyll and Bute Planning committee will meet next Wednesday to hear the Glen Creran Quarry planning application.

In view of the massive community response to object to this development it is expected this will be referred to public hearing in September

August 17, 2017   Posted in: argyll and bute council  No Comments