Archive for May, 2010

Skate away on Gannet

A Montrose man had a great days fishing earlier this month, landing a 199lbs female Common Skate on to TSMV Gannet while out fishing just off Loch Spelve, Mull. Like most of our charter fishing boats in the area, Benderloch skipper Adrian Lauder is a staunch supporter of the Skate tagging programme, and this ‘not […]

May 30, 2010   Posted in: Benderloch, Environment  No Comments

Ardchattan accommodation awards keep rolling in – Eriska wins national award

Raise a glass tonight to All those who work SO hard to provide the highest quality of excellence to the guests who visit the Isle of Eriska Hotel. Once again their tireless efforts to make visitors feel so special and SO well fed are rewarded. According to Beppo Buchanan-Smiths tweet, the Isle of Eriska has […]

May 28, 2010   Posted in: Accommodation, Benderloch  No Comments

Blarcreen House, AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for Scotland.

congratulations to all at Blarcreen House – ( from the Press and Journal today ) : A GUESTHOUSE on the shores of Loch Etive in north Argyll has been named AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for Scotland.

May 27, 2010   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Proposed 2 weeks closure of Barcaldine road from 27th June 2010

TranServ Scotland is planning to close the A828 Connel to Ballachulish road to all traffic at Barcaldine from 8pm to 6am commencing 27th June for around two weeks – excepting weekends. The reason for the closure is to allow resurfacing to take place in the Sutherland’s Grove area for a distance of 1.3km. The carriageway […]

May 25, 2010   Posted in: Barcaldine, Benderloch, Community Council, Industry, transport  No Comments

Marine Science Festival on now!

Anushka and Helen and their colleagues at SAMS must be justifiably proud of how superbly everyone has risen to the challenge of creating a wonderful Festival of the Sea in the Oban and Lorn area. What a plethora of events, and you do not even have to go far to enjoy them. There is a […]

May 24, 2010   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Charities Day Procession – Babies and Buggies wanted !!!

Date 12th June 2010 Time:   Procession leaves Corran Halls at 1pm proceedes by Oban Pipe Band. Oban and Lorn Lions Club who organised Charities Day would like as many groups & individuals as possible to taks part in the procession

May 24, 2010   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Plant Sale reaps rewards

The superb effort by all in the North Connel and District Horticultural Show committee reaped its dividends with a very satisfactory total of £688.50 taken on the day, to add to the £137 they have taken from the sale of Anniversary mugs since the  Show last year. This will help support the ever popular Horticultural […]

May 24, 2010   Posted in: Benderloch, Community, Hobbies  No Comments

Bus timetable changes

Bus service 405 Oban-Barcaldine – revised timetable from 1st July 2010

May 23, 2010   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Local Clubs, Local News, Local Businesses

If you are part of organising a club, group or activity in Ardchattan : Barcaldine, Benderloch, North Connel, to Bonawe, and want to share your news, photos, programme of events and meetings, and generally welcome others to join you or just let folks know you exist, then send your information, any time, to There […]

May 21, 2010   Posted in: Community  No Comments

North Connel and District Horticulture

It was a great afternoon, yesterday, at the Plant Sale with just about all the plants being eagerly scooped up within the first half an hour, leaving plenty of time for all to leisurely enjoy Fiona’s renowned home baking and teas. Once again, superb, and so efficiently assisted by many helpers.

May 16, 2010   Posted in: Barcaldine, Benderloch, Bonawe, Community, Environment, Event, food and drink, Hobbies, North Connel  No Comments