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 was a sumptuous buffet for the children while Margaret Robinson provided coffees and teas for the adults.

The ‘wee yins’ successfully beckoned Santa with several renditions of Jingle Bells till they were loud enough for him to find them.  Their reward – Santa’s own personalised gifts!

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Dunoon group discusses Council cuts

2015-12-12_10-36-14On 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. However only Councillor Breslin was present.

The meeting was organised by the Democratic Socialist Federation, a political grouping (not a political party) founded on the principle of ’empowering people to participate in their local area with other like minded people, and to have an effective say in a real democracy’.

More information on the local group is available on the People versus Argyll and Bute Council Administration facebook page.

The event which was livestreamed by, can be viewed below.

Argyll and Bute Council is encouraging its residents to participate in its Service Choices Survey in order to help it decide on priorities. You can do so by answering the survey questions here.