Hamilton Cup Ladies beat the storm

On Sunday 11th July, a day on which the weather forecasters had assured us would be mainly fine with odd shower, ladies from 8 different clubs descended on Ardentinny to compete for the Hamilton Cup.

 However the omens didn’t bode well as a Gannet which had probably decided it was too rough to fly was sleeping in the car park and stayed there throughout the morning. We don’t do mundane diversions at Ardentinny, just unusual stuff. That Gannet knew what it was about as the forecast shower was heavy with gales and lasted for five hours.

 Luckily the ladies were hellbent on enjoying themselves whatever the circumstances and passed the time taking part in a Quiz till Lunch was served. The Quiz, incidentally was won by the team from Abercorn,

 At 2pm the green became playable and play commenced much to the relief of the committee and no doubt the participants, who were after all there for the Bowling.

After some hard fought but sporting games the final was contested by the triples consisting of J. Scott (Leshmahagow), M.Robinson & L.Dempster (Ardentinny) V A.Strachan (Dunoon Argyll), H. Harrison (Abercorn) & M. Weir (Leshmahagow). With the latter triple coming out on top.

The cup was presented on behalf of Tom Hamilton by D.Menzies.

The Committee would like to thank the following. Western Ferries & Tom Hamilton for their continuing sponsorship of the event. All the ladies who participated and showed so much patience in the trying circumstances. President G.Smith for officiating. Everyone who bought raffles and purvey and last but not least all the ladies who worked so hard throughout the day, you were brilliant.

Oh, and just when they thought they wouldn’t be named, the boobys were won by M.Lewis (Leshmahagow) M.Beattie (Bogleh’a) & S.Marshall (Ardentinny)

J.Robinson (Secretary)


Waverley heads down Loch Long

Waverley heads down Loch Long this afternoon with lobster boat in foreground.


Cruise ship Aida Aura

Cruise ship Aida Aura passes Loch Long en route to Oban.


Open Morning at Glenfinart Hall – Every Wednesday!

Every Wednesday morning!

10:00am. Open Morning at Glenfinart Hall, Ardentinny.

Come along and have a cuppa and a chat. Nearly new books and small gifts on sale.

Village Hall members free. Non-members 50 pence.

All welcome!


MoD Police retrieve sunken boat

The retrieved boat on Sandy Beach

Thursday evening saw the retrieval by Ministry of Defence Police of the cabin cruiser which sank at its Ardentinny mooring on July 1.  The unmanned boat took on water and sank in around 70 feet of water. We understand that the craft slipped its mooring last Sunday and drifted across to the Coulport side of Loch Long.

The boat owner hopes to repair and refloat the cruiser as soon as possible. He would like to express his appreciation to the police for their help and assistance during the two hour operation.

With the help of a tractor, the boat was righted on Friday afternoon.

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Second cygnet gone

Quite a stormy day on Loch Long today. Sadly it looks like the second cygnet (see photo below taken on Thursday) has now disappeared. Possibly to a Heron or Crow?

Sunday evening.

Thursday evening.

Until a few days ago there were two cygnets with mum and dad, sadly there now only appears to be the one.


[Fri. 16:49:20] Waverley running empty

The Waverley late this afternoon on Loch Long. No passengers appeared to be on board. We understand that she had boiler problems at Largs.  Can anyone confirm?


MOD Police examine upturned craft

MOD Police checked out the upturned cabin cruiser earlier this morning.


Community Council Draft Minutes 06/04/10

Community Council Minutes of 6 April, 2010.


Sinking craft

Update Sunday 4 July: The craft finally sank today.

This cabin cruiser moored at Ardentinny sank in the bay early this afternoon. No one was on board at the time.

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