Kids’ fun at Garden Opening

Sofia plants her decorated egg plant

At what has become something of a tradition, Glenfinart Walled Garden held its spring opening in conjunction with Forestry Commission Scotland’s Easter Monday Eggstravaganza.

There was free entry to the garden and lots of fun activities for the children, e.g., mask painting; colour a bug glider, egg decoration; coconut shy; and plant a seed in the kids’ garden. As ever, the tea tent, with Ardentinny’s famous home baking, did a fine trade and a total of £437.92 was raised on the day, courtesy of generous donations of time, goodies and cash.

Glenfinart Walled Garden is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays 12.00 – 16.00 hrs and on the first Friday of the month 11.00 – 14.00 hrs. Visitors are also welcome any day the gate is open or, by appointment. All enquiries, requests to visit the Garden and offers of help can be made to Jean on 01369  810075 or Anna on 01369 810238.

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Ardentinny Carpet Bowls Finals

DSCF9193-2The Finals of Ardentinny Carpet Bowls took place on Thursday 24th March,in Ardentinny Village Hall. 

Trophy winners for 2015/16 were as follows:

Small cup, most points for season and the Kylemore Singles Cup

Winner D.Menzies

Quaich Mixed triples 

Winners G,Smith, M Robinson, D.Menzies. Pairs

Ardentinny Pairs Cup

Winners G.Smith, M.Menzies.

Ardentinny Bowling Club – Future dates for your diary…

Opening Day – Sat 9th April   2 PM

Gents Invitation Triples  – Sat 1st May  10 AM

Come and try it Day – Sat 14th  May  2 PM  All you need is flat soled footwear Bowls will be provided

Ladies Invitation Day – Sat 10th July  10am.

Courtesy: Jim Robinson



Deer adventure

DSCF7546-2Last week several residents and visitors watched with bated breath as a deer, which was apparently stuck on a sandbank in Glenfinart Bay, managed to extricate itself.

After it was marooned, the deer began to swim towards the land but then in panic, swam back out to the sand. It eventually turned and swam to shore, landing on the beach near the nursery field. The photograph, courtesy of Cathy O’Riordan, shows the relieved animal having reached dry land.