Wild campers

With the wild camping debate raging around Loch Lomond, Ardentinny continues to have its share of campers who fail to leave the beach in the way they found it. These two photographs taken over a weekend in late July show a camp site (on the beach, opposite the phone box) and the rubbish left behind on the following day… plastic bags, bread, packaging, a partially opened tin of hot pot and even a copy of the tent instructions!

If you are planning to camp in the great outdoors, please respect the environment and take all your rubbish home with you.

Are you a responsible camper? Find out here.

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Cream teas at Glenfinart Hall

Ardentinny & Strone Churches enjoyed a cream tea at the hall on Saturday afternoon.

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Queen Victoria leaves Greenock

Photographs by James Gordon.

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Meanwhile.. down at the Queen Vic

Pauline Gordon captured this excellent shot of the Queen Victoria leaving Greenock on Tuesday evening. More of Paulines’ images here.

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Images by Jim Robinson

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Feeding time

Photo by Jim Robinson

More of Jim’s images here.

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Ardentinny – in the media

Ardentinny Garden Buyout. Dunoon Observer & Argyll Standard (PDF 65kb).

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Ardentinny Hall Association – Minutes of meeting 20 July, 2010.

Minutes of meeting 20 July, 2010.

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Centenary Ties

Ardentinny Bowling Club hosted their first Centenary Ties on Tues 13th July when ladies pairs from five of the Cowal Clubs came to the green to play off the Quarter Final pairs ties.
 
The Ties were as follows:

Upper Cowal B versus Bogleh’a B

Kirn & Hunters Quay B versus Dunoon Argyll B

Bogleh’a A versus Ardentinny A

Dunoon Argyll A versus Upper Cowal A
 
With the first named team in each match progressing to the semis to be played at Boglh’a on Wed. 14th July. President G.Smith umpired.

Thanks  to the Club for providing the purvey and Shirley and Lettie for serving it up after the games.

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Glenfinart Walled Garden and revival of Ardentinny Community Trust

Given the overwhelming village support for the community purchase of Glenfinart Walled Garden, the Community Council, in conjunction with the Forestry Commission, instructed the District Valuer to value the property. A Valuation of £10.000 was received on the 29th June, 2010.

As the Community Council is not empowered to raise funds, it has been necessary to revive Ardentinny Community Trust in order to access grant funding for the purchase, fund-raising, renovation and future management of this community project. Previous membership has now lapsed but it is hoped that residents might consider becoming members and helping the community take this exciting project forward. The revived Trust is holding an EGM at 2.30pm on Sunday 25th July at Glenfinart Hall, Ardentinny to which all are welcome.

Further information on the Community Survey results are available here.

A fascinating historical map from 1882 showing the walled garden can be viewed here.

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