Osprey spotted over Loch Long

Bowlers at Ardentinny Bowling Club were entertained earlier this week with the sight of a diving Osprey over Loch Long.

Fortunately Cowal visitor Cliff Carson (who was on the look-out for otters in the area) had his camera on hand and captured these excellent images of the osprey swoop. However, the dive was unsuccessful with the bird failing to catch its underwater prey.

If anyone is aware of any otter sightings in the Ardentinny area, please let us know and we will pass it on to Cliff.

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The Osprey dive

 

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Completely submerged

 

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Departs upstream empty-clawed

 

Images courtesy Cliff Carson.

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Ardentinny D-Day Memorial plaque unveiled

The memorial plaque

The memorial plaque

On 6th June 2015 Tony Rodaway, nephew of D-Day veteran Billy Rodaway, travelled to the site of HMS Armadillo in Ardentinny to unveil a memorial plaque dedicated to Harry Smallman, Ken Oakley and all Royal Navy Commandos who participated in the planning and execution of the D-Day landings in 1944. The short ceremony and  memorial plaque also paid tribute to Seaman William (Billy) Rodaway and Bob Bull and the crew of HMS Prins Albert with whom they served. 

The plaque will be incorporated within the commando memorial cairn at Shepherd’s Point shortly.

Information on their outstanding service can be found here:

Royal Navy Commandos

Rodaways website

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Onshore Renewables Consultation Result

Following Argyll and Bute Council’s consultation on its framework for community benefits from onshore renewables, a summary of the responses is available on the Council’s website at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/sites/default/files/consultation_responses.pdf.

As a result of this it has produced ‘Argyll and Bute Guidance for Community Benefits from Onshore Renewables‘. 

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