Archive for March, 2011

Barcaldine’s biking brilliance

The generosity of a company giving all the children of Barcaldine school a bike is paying dividends. The whole school community of 23 pupils recently took part in the Sustrans The Big Pedal event, which involved between 1,000+ schools and over 280,000 cycling school kids. The school is now up for a national cycling award, […]

March 31, 2011   Posted in: Barcaldine, Schools  No Comments

Census Day today !

~Don’t forget to fill in your census form tonight – whether in paper or online ! be part of informing the decisions of our government in the future.

March 27, 2011   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Lochnell Parent Council AGM – thursday 31st March

The Annual General Meeting of Lochnell Parent Council will be held on Thursday 31st March 2011 at 7 pm at Lochnell Primary School All interested parties are welcome

March 27, 2011   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Ulpan – learning Gaelic

a fresh approach to learning gaelic   =     Speaking based, fun fast and effective Classes began in Feb in Oban – email for more information

March 27, 2011   Posted in: Community  No Comments

talking of Spring – what about weddings? Barcaldine Castle offers something truly beautiful. An historic 16th Century Scottish Castle set on the shores of Loch Creran with breathtaking views. A romantic and exclusive wedding venue where you can relax and enjoy the intimacy of your own castle for the day. With magical photo opportunities both inside and out, antique furnishings, open […]

March 20, 2011   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Spring MUST be just around the corner !

not only is the spring equinox tomorrow, but there are wee flowers popping up everywhere and birds all over flirting with each other. Which species have you seen so far in Ardchattan? It was a delight to see our longtailed tit again, with a beak full of nesting material yesterday.

March 20, 2011   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Trees for schools and communities

The Tree Council’s Tree Futures offers help for tree planting through two grants programmes, the ‘Trees for Schools’ and ‘Community Trees’ funds.  Any school or community group within the UK that is planning a project that actively involves children under 16 is encouraged to draw on the fund to plant trees and make a greener future.

March 19, 2011   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Parish Council meeting 14th July 1899

Connell Ferry 14th July 1899 At a statutory meeting of the Parish Council of Ardchattan and Muckairn Present –

March 19, 2011   Posted in: Community Council, History  No Comments

Ploughing Match – (Sat 19th March)

The long tradition of holding the local spring ploughing match is being maintained this year on the estate of Kilmaronaig, Connel. Tomorrow, Saturday, will see tractors and horses, men, lasses and boys all competing for the time honoured accolades of their peers.

March 18, 2011   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Phil Vickery Coastal Cuisine film

to see the film that the ITV This morning team made following their visit to Oban and the LORN market a fortnight ago – see here

March 15, 2011   Posted in: Community  One Comment