January issue of Gardener’s Blether, the newsletter of Glenfinart Walled Garden (PDF). … Continued...
January 14, 2016 by admin · Comments Off on Roe deer injured on Ardentinny road
This doe roe deer was found injured in a ditch between the Lairds Grave and Glenfinart Caravan Park. It appeared that the animal had been hit by a vehicle. Staff from Ardentinny Outdoor Centre contacted the vet in Dunoon. However, as the injuries were severe, the deer was put to sleep.
Drivers in the area between the Swedish houses and the caravan site should be aware of both deer and squirrels crossing the road, especially during these dark days.
Photographs courtesy: Jim Robinson.
Ardentinny Community Council
January 7, 2016 by admin · Comments Off on Ardentinny Community Council Meeting 1 Dec 2015 – Draft Minutes
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November 5, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Ardentinny Community Council Meeting 7 Oct 2015 – Draft Minutes
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October 28, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Democratic Rights Denied?
At the October Ardentinny Community Council (CC) meeting, a member of the community asked the CC why the notices he posted on the community notice board which said 'Refugees Welcome Here' had been removed. With reference to the Community Council’s decision to remove similar notices which carried the … [Read More...]
December 17, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Ardentinny’s Traditional Kids’ Xmas Party
What has now become an established annual event, Ardentinny’s Xmas Party was thoroughly enjoyed by 30 children with parents and grandparents in the Village Hall last Saturday. Organisers Anna and Mary Jane produced a traditionally themed afternoon with vintage games such as The Grand Old Duke of York and Musical Chairs and pianists, retired local vet and partner, provided excellent accompaniment. There was also the more unusual ‘parachute game’ and the making of a snowman. As ever, there … [Read More...]
Argyll & Bute Council
December 12, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Dunoon group discusses Council cuts
On Friday evening a public meeting was held in Dunoon to discuss the proposed Argyll and Bute Council cuts which will affect everyone in Cowal. Councillors Walsh, McQueen and Breslin were invited to attend. … [Read More...]
The photograph above of two children and a chimpanzee was provided by Elaine Allan, former owner of Blink Bonny Cottage, Ardentinny. During renovation of the property some years ago, Elaine found the … More...
Ardentinny Renewables Trust
October 28, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Ardentinny Renewables Trust – project update
At the October Community Council meeting, Chair of Ardentinny Renewables Trust (ART), Dougie Menzies, reported that a planning application has been submitted to the National Park and SEPA for two renewable energy projects and that SEPA says it could take up to 4 months for a response. Apparently some of the pipes will need to be above ground and therefore covered with hessian and moss.
Hydrover, the development company, had quoted a potential income to the village of £8000 per annum for the two sites. However, that was prior to a 40% cut in the Feed In Tariff by the UK Government which will have a knock-on effect on income to the community. However, it was still considered to be a worthwhile project.
October 4, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Popup ‘SolidarityStudio’ promotes #RefugeesWelcome
As part of Amnesty International's Refugees Welcome campaign, ardentinny.org created a popup '#SolidarityStudio' at Saturday's Glenfinart Walled Garden Harvest Fair. In support of the #RefugeesWelcome … [Read More...]
It looks like fibre broadband is finally on its way to Ardentinny. This week, BT Openreach posted the following information on the village notice board: KN Networks Services on behalf of Openreach will be carrying out works to facilitate the installation of superfast fibre broadband. These works will … [Read More...]
The following has been posted on Ardentinny’s Community Notice Board: “The notices about refugees produced by a political activist group “38 degrees" have been removed by members of the Ardentinny Community Council. This noticeboard belongs to and is administered by the community council, which, … [Read More...]
September 13, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Refugees: A shot in the arm for Argyll
Yesterday’s moving ‘Glasgow Sees Syria’ candlelight vigil was one of many similar events held throughout Europe this weekend and attended by thousands to show solidarity for the plight of Syria’s refugees. Despite reluctance by David Cameron’s government to welcome those desperately fleeing … [Read More...]
Ardentinny Conservation and Heritage Group
September 1, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Ardentinny Conservation and Heritage Group new website