Archive of old, past articles

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.

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.

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.

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.