Archive of old, past articles

Xplorers Prayz Time, Sunday 24th June 4 - 5.30 p.m. at Kilmelford Church

2018-06-24

This month the theme is "Joseph and his coat of many colours".

The Fire Fighters Charity Midsummer Pub Quiz, Saturday 23rd June, 7.30 pm. at Cuilfail Hotel

2018-06-23

The Pub Quiz starts at 7.30 pm at the Cuilfail Hotel in Kilmelford. Teams of up to 6 people, £3 per person. Great way to spend the evening, a good laugh, raffle and all in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity.

Spring Community Celebration

2018-03-25

Spring Community Celebration will be held on the 25th of March, 5 p.m. at Kilmelford Church. There will be songs, music, poems and all are very welcome to come and join in. For more details, please contact Georgina on 01866 844212

Annual Beach Clean, Sunday 18th March, meet at 10 am at village hall

2018-03-18

The annual Beach Clean will take place on Sunday 18th March.
We will meet at the village hall in Kilmelford at 10 am. Please come and help us clear the shore of Loch Melfort. For more information please contact Diane Scaife on 200208

Xplorers Playz Time, Saturday 17th March, 11am - 12.30 at Village Hall Kilmelford

2018-03-17

Tabletop games, softball, crafts & arts, snacks. All welcome but children under 5 to be accompanies by an adult please. For more info please contact:
Georgina 01866 844212
Helen 200 789
Shirley 200 702

The Fire Fighters Charity Car Wash, Sunday 4th March, 1 - 4 p.m. at Kilmelford Fire Station

2018-03-04

Car Wash on Sunday 4th March, 1 pm till 4 pm at Kilmelford Community Fire Station. Our local volunteer Fire Fighters will do a great job washing each car in return for donations to their Fire Fighters Charity. Please drive down to the Fire Station to get your car washed and show your support!

The Fire Fighters Charity Pub Quiz, Saturday 3rd March, 7.30 p.m. at Cuilfail Hotel

2018-03-03

Fire Fighters Charity Pub Quiz at Cuilfail Hotel on Saturday 3rd March. 7.30 p.m. Teams of up to 6, £2.50 per person

A great night out, lots of fun and a brilliant way to support the fire fighters charity! Of course there will be the famous raffle again too.

Kilninver Primary School presents: "Beauty and the Feast" on Thursday 22nd February, 6 p.m. at village hall in Kilmelford

2018-02-22

Kilninver Primary School presents: "Beauty and the Feast" Thursday 22nd February at 6 p.m. at the village hall in Kilmelford. Entrance by donation.

All welcome to come and enjoy the play!

Xplorers Prayz Time, Sunday 18th February 4 - 5.30 p.m. at Kilmelford Church

2018-02-18

Xplorers Playz Time, on Sunday 18th February 4 - 5.30 p.m. at Kilmelford Church. Theme this time: Moses and his Basket. All welcome to come, children under 5 to be accompanied by an adult. Come along and make a basket!

For more information, please contact Georgina on 01866 844212, Helen on 01852 200789 or Shirley on 01852 200702

Kilmelford Healthy Village Group, Thursday 15th February, 10.30 - 12 noon at village hall

2018-02-15

Kilmelford Healthy Village Group meets at 10.30 am - 12 noon on the 15th February at the village hall in Kilmelford for their monthly coffee morning. Theme this month is "Those were the days - life in the 50's ". All welcome to come and enjoy the company, coffee / tea and do bring along photos of the 50's to show others. Should be a fun morning!

Coffee morning

astrid

2018-02-01

Coffee morning at village hall on Thursday 1st of February in Kilmelford from 10.30 am - noon. Come and enjoy the delicious home baking. Bring &buy bookstall, local jams, 100 Cub draw.Helpers and offers of baking are very welcome, please contact Melissa Oats on 200314.

Kilmelford and Kilninver Community Council Meeting

2017-08-06

Tuesday 8th of August 8 pm at the Village Hall. Topics: speeding in the village, broadband provision at the Kilmelford exchange, Glenmore Woodland and forest road. See here for the complete agenda.

Kilninford News Issue 58

Mark

2017-08-06

The Summer issue of the Kilninford News has been published! An electronic copy of the newsletter is available here.

Scottish Government Petition to protect Loch Awe

Alex

2017-04-27

A much needed opportunity has arisen to support a petition relating to Scotland's threatened landscapes and highlighting Loch Awe in Argyll as PE01655: Scotland's National Scenic Areas. This has now been published on the Parliament's website and will be open for gathering signatures and comments - but only until 07 June 2017.

This is the link to the petition webpage

Yoga at Kilmelford Village Hall, Tuesdays 6.30 - 7.45 pm

2017-02-24

Karen (Isle Yoga) is starting a yoga class in the Village Hall, Kilmelford. Each Tuesday from 6.30 - 7.45 pm, all welcome. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. For more information about the yoga class, please contact Karen:
Tel number; 07793653080 or email Karen
Isle Yoga website

Re-Trunking the A816

KKCC Secretary

2017-02-23

At recent Kilninver and Kilmelford Community Council Meetings, for various reasons, the possibility of re-trunking the A816 has been discussed by those in attendance. However, before the KKCC gets involved in lobbying Argyll and Bute Council or MPs and MSPs, it was thought that the opinion of the community be gained first. Further information about the complexities of re-trunking can be found on the Internet. The "Argyll and Bute Connectivity and Economy Research Report" which can be found here is a source of useful information and reference is made to the A 816 throughout the document. There is a box in the Kilmelford Village stores in which your opinions may be left or email Jane Rentoul., she is the member of the Community Council who has agreed to co-ordinate opinions. Before any decision is made it may be worth appreciating that for the A816 to be adopted as a trunk road, like a private road being adopted by a local council, it has to meet certain stringent standards and requirements first. (Antoinette Mitchell Secretary KKCC)

Defibrillator Training

Astrid

2017-02-14

We now have 3 defibrillators in our area, located at Kilninver Primary School / Kilmelford Village Hall / Kames Fish Farm. The Defibrillator Training will take place once enough people have put themselves forward for the training. Please contact Kilmelford Village Shop on 01852 200271 to have your name added to the list!

Xplorers Games Fest, Sunday 22nd January 2 - 4 pm Kilmelford Village Hall

2017-01-22

Xplorers Games Fest on Sunday 22nd January at Kilmelford Village Hall from 2 - 4pm. There will be a Haggis Drive, soft ball and other games. Pizza, tea and prizes. All welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Georgina 01866 844212 or Helen 01852 200789

New charity venture in Kilmelford

Alex

2017-01-11

A new venture has opened in Kilmelford, in aid of Multiple Sclerosis charity.

Most weeks, on Sunday, Tuesday & Friday from 2pm - 4pm at Pebble Beach Studio, Degnish Road. Selling second-hand books and local art, with all profits going to the local MS Therapy Centre.
However, it will be closed for a break until Feb 10th - 19th (Valentine's week) and then closed again until close to Easter.

Coffee Morning at Kilmelford Village Hall on Thursday 12th January

Alex

2017-01-11

TRIAL CHANGE OF DAY for the coffee mornings at the Kilmelford Village Hall. The December coffee morning has been moved to THURSDAY the 12th January, 10.30 am - noon.
See Calendar page for more information.

Kilninver Primary School Christmas Nativity, Thursday 22nd December, 1.30 pm, Kilmelford Village Hall

Astrid

2016-12-22

The Kilninver Primary School Christmas Nativity will be on Thursday the 22nd of December, 1.30 pm at the Kilmelford Village Hall. All welcome to come along!

Kilninver Primary School Christmas Nativity

Astrid

2016-12-22

The Kilninver Primary School Christmas Nativity will be on Thursday the 22nd of December, 1.30 pm at the Kilmelford Village Hall. All welcome to come along!

Family Nativity Service at Kilmelford Church, 12 noon, 18th December

Astrid

2016-12-18

On Sunday 18th December at 12 noon,at the Kilmelford Church, there will be a family Nativity service. Please join us. Everyone welcome.

Community Celebration Carol Singing at Kilmelford Church, 18.30, 16th December

Astrid

2016-12-16

On Friday 16th December at 6.30 pm there will be a Community Celebration Christmas Carol Singing at The Kilmelford Church. Everyone welcome. Choose your favourite carol. Bring instruments, voices or just listen and enjoy. Craft activity for young people. Contact Krissie 01852 200706

Kilninver and Kilmelford Community Council Meeting, Tuesday 13th Dec, 8 pm

Astrid

2016-12-13

Community Council meeting at 8pm in Kilmelford Village Hall. All welcome. A good place to get informed on local issues, to voice any concerns / matters that affect our area.

Coffee Morning at Kilmelford Village Hall on Thursday 8th December

Astrid

2016-12-08

TRIAL CHANGE OF DAY for the coffee mornings at the Kilmelford Village Hall. The December coffee morning has been moved to THURSDAY the 8th, 10.30 am - noon.
See Calendar page for more information.

The Fire Fighters Charity Christmas Pub Quiz

Astrid

2016-11-25

The Fire Fighters Charity Christmas Pub Quiz will be on the 3rd December at The Cuilfail Hotel in Kilmelford, 7.30 pm. Teams of up to 6, £2.50 per person. Great evening out, lots of fun and money raised for great cause!

The Great "LOTI" Bake Off

Astrid

2016-11-19

On Saturday the 19th November - THE GREAT 'LOTI' BAKE OFF - will take place at The Lord Of The Isles in Craobh Haven. Starts 7pm - Prizes for sweet and savoury categories. The Lord of the Isles 01852 500658

Kilninford News AGM on 17th November

Astrid

2016-11-17

The Kilninford Association 2015 Annual General Meeting will take place at The Cuilfail Hotel in Kilmelford on Thursday the 17th November, start 7.30pm. All welcome, a good way to meet the team.

Xplorers, 4pm at Kilmelford Church / cafe on 20th November

Astrid

2016-11-15

On Sunday 20th November at 4pm, in Kilmelford church, the Xplorers meet. The theme is "Jonah and his adventures at sea and being rescued by a whale". There will be crafts and activities followed by refreshments. Parents and friends are very welcome to join us at 4.45pm for prayz time. The S1 group with Becky to meet in the cafe at 4pm and then will join us for the prayz time. Georgina 01866 844212 or Helen 01852 200789

Bazza's Bingo at The Lord of the Isles, Craobh Haven

Astrid

2016-11-10

Tonight at The Lord of the Isles, there is Bazza's Bingo. Start 7:30 pm, great prizes to be won and complimentary half time munchies. The Lord of the Isles 01852 500658

NEWS RELEASE; Another Award for the Atlantic Islands Centre on Luing

Astrid

2016-11-06

The Atlantic Island Centre on Luing has won another award. The full News Release is available here under more articles.

NEWS RELEASE; Another Award for the Atlantic Islands Centre on Luing

Atlantic Island Centre

2016-11-05

The Isle of Luing Community Trust's Atlantic Islands Centre has won The Herald Society Community Project of the Year 2016 Award at a major awards event in Glasgow on 2 November. This is its third award this year having won the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Award 2016 in March and the Argyll & Bute Third Sector Interface Social Enterprise of the Year Award in September.

The Centre was built to provide a community hub to improve social life on Luing, to display its arts, crafts and history in changing exhibitions all year round, to offer a rich cultural programme of arts and science events and activities, and to provide visitors with fresh, locally sourced seafood and other produce, as well as insights into life on Luing and the other Argyll Islands. Its purpose is to help to regenerate and improve the quality of life on Luing, and to stem its decline in population.

Since opening in May 2015 the Centre has made a huge difference to people's lives by being open 7 days a week all year round and attracting 3 times as many visitors as came to Luing before including Church, WRI, U3A, UHI, geology, kayakers and other Trusts. It has created 6 FTE jobs (an increase of over 30%) and motivated 36 regular volunteers who donate 1,000 hours of work per month to the Centre.

Birgit Whitmore, the Trust's Events Coordinator, said, "The Centre has also brought considerable economic benefits to other businesses on the island such as Luing Stores & Post Office, self-catering accommodation, the B&B, caravan park, bike hire, fishing businesses and local artists. Its varied programme of over 50 theatre, concerts, talks, workshops and social events has proved very popular, helped by almost £15,000 funding from Creative Scotland."

"The educational benefits include courses on digital photography, bread making, cookery, felting, jewellery making, geology, natural history, business start-up and writing. This has led to over 20 partnerships with education, arts, science, natural history, tourism, heritage, Council and social enterprise organisations."

She added, "Winning these awards is a tremendous achievement for the people of Luing and is the result of a great deal of hard work by our dedicated team of staff and volunteers. We would like to thank them all for making this possible." More information about the Atlantic Islands Centre and Isle of Luing Community Trust is available at Atlantic Islands Centre and at Isle of Luing. For further information and comment contact Birgit Whitmore at 01852 314096 or email her at info@atlanticislandscentre.com

Bazza's Bingo at The Lord of the Isles, Craobh Haven

Astrid

2016-11-03

Every Thursday (starting 3rd November) - Bazza's Bingo at The Lord of the Isles in Craobh Haven. Starts 7:30, great prizes to be won and complimentary half time munchies.

Buffet Supper & Bar + piano recital

2016-10-27

Piano Recital by Marek Kochmanski + Buffet Supper & Bar.
Friday 28th October at Kilmelford Village Hall 7.30 pm
Funds go towards new curtains for The Village Hall.
Tickets £10, available at the door.

Gallery now available

Alex Tweedly

2016-10-25

The photo gallery is now available - select "Gallery" from the menu, or click here.

We need more photos - see instructions on the gallery page for how to get your photos added.

Arduaine Garden Community Meeting, Kilmelford Village Hall, 6pm Tuesday 18th October

The national Trust for Scotland, Arduaine Garden

2016-10-13

There will be a Community Meeting on Tuesday 18 October, 6pm at Kilmelford Village Hall to hear about vital tree-felling works which will take place over the winter at Arduaine Garden.

Over the past few years, the garden has been affected by an outbreak of Phytophthora ramorum in its Japanese larch trees. These now need to be removed to help prevent further spread of this harmful pathogen.

Come along and hear more about how the Trust is tackling this, its impact on the garden, the woodland and for visitors to the area.

Introducing Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

2016-10-12

As a key stakeholder of our business we wanted to inform you that from today, our new trading name is Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks. Before you might have known us by our former trading name Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution, or by our licensed businesses Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution, Southern Electric Power Distribution or Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission. These licensed businesses will continue to exist and any commercial contracts you have will remain with them. The strength of the new Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks name and brand builds on our 70-year heritage. We want to make it easier for you and all of our customers to know who we are and what we do, while aiming to bring a clearer understanding of the wide and varied projects carried out by the distribution and transmission areas of our business. Our new core purpose, powering our community, describes a commitment that customers and communities will always be at the forefront of the way we manage and operate our networks. You will start to see the new Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks brand on company assets such as vehicles, websites and customer communications from today.

Carraig Gheal Wind Farm community benefit fund now open for applications

shona@greenpowerinternational.com

2016-10-12

The Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund receives £46,000 each year from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm developer GreenPower.
The most recent round of funding ended in July 2016. Five applications to the main fund were successful and over £23,000 was distributed throughout the five community council areas that surround the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm.
The next funding round of the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund main grant scheme is now open for applications from 1st November 2016 until 31st January 2017.
The main grant scheme may award grants from £251 up to £7,000 to constituted groups.
The Micro Grant Scheme is open all year round and awards grants of up to £250 to individuals, constituted and non-constituted groups.
For further information and guidance on how to apply for the grant schemes please visit the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm website.

Power cut? Call 105

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

2016-10-12

CALL 105 TO REPORT OR GET INFORMATION ABOUT A POWER CUT IN YOUR AREA

It will put you through to your local electricity network operator - the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in your area.
* 105 is just one of the ways that you can contact your electricity network operator. You can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.
* 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.
* You can call 105 no matter who you choose to buy electricity from.
* You can also call 105 if you spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put you, or someone else, in danger. If there is a serious immediate risk, call the emergency services too.

Get extra support during power cuts

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

2016-10-12

We know that for some, a power cut can be particularly distressing and difficult. That's why we offer extra help and support to people who need it most.
If you require special assistance, call us on
0800 294 3259
to register for Priority Services or visit Priority Services to find out more.

Content Management System starts up

A Tweedly

2016-09-30

There is a rudimentary way to edit basic articles, businesses, etc s well as the titels and main content for each page.

Kilmelford website refresh

Alex Tweedly and Kilninford News Team

2016-09-27

The Kilninford News team are keen to keep this website updated much more frequently than it has been recently, and so your submissions can become very quickly available and visible to the local community.

Explore the new site, and make any suggestions for features that you would like to see.

Ceilidh Hop at Village Hall, 4th August

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There will be a Ceilidh night on the 4th August at the village hall in Kilmelford for all to enjoy. Music will be from cd's and hopefully local musicians will come along to join in with dancing and giving us all a tune on their instruments as well. ** Raffle ** BYOB **
Donations at the door: raising funds for hall and towards plants / bulbs to keep the plant tubs in Kilninver and Kilmelford looking great.