Ready for the BIG day!

The stage is quite literally set for Glenfinart Walled Garden’s Easter Eggstravaganza. Thanks to all the volunteers who have worked hard over the past weeks to bring the garden back from its winter hibernation. Special thanks also to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park volunteers who gave up their Saturday to drive many miles to help out at the garden. A special mention also to the event sponsors.. Coop Food, Morrisons and i-rent (Argyll 1st). Thank you for your contributions. There’s lots to do for all the family plus some great music on the new stage!

Easter Fun Day kicks off at 1pm on Sunday at Glenfinart Walled Garden. We hope to be streaming the event live on the Ardentinny.org Facebook page.

Helpers and National Park volunteers on Saturday

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This Sunday – Easter Fun Day @ Glenfinart Walled Garden

It’s free entry this weekend to Glenfinart Walled Garden as Ardentinny Community Trust host their popular Easter Fun Day. With lots for the family to do including Easter Egg Hunt, Egg & Spoon Races, Easter Bonnet Parade along with LIVE music, it’s a day not to be missed. The fun starts at 1pm on Sunday!

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Stronvochlan B&B 1931

The photograph above was taken at “The Bothy” Stronvochlan, circa 1931. This appears to be the house that is now known as Ambleside Cottage, Ardentinny.

Ian MacPherson-Blane who kindly provided us with the photograph, describes the scene.. “The man in the doorway was the cook for the Bothy and looked after whoever was staying there, gamekeepers or forestry workers. The three children in their bare feet in front of him are my mother (Margaret MacPherson) and her brothers Donnie and Jackie. The three well dressed children with shoes are the holidaymakers who were staying at Seaview (now “Keeper’s Cottage”) where my mother’s mother would look after them. Probably the forerunner of the bed and breakfast industry”.

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Garden volunteers dig in for April opening

With the help of local volunteers as well as a group from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Glenfinart Walled Garden, Ardentinny got an early spring clean last Sunday. The new season kicks off on Sunday April 1 at 1pm with the very popular Easter Fun Day. Entry is free.

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Help boost funds for Glenfinart Walled Garden’s development project

Ardentinny Community Trust has successfully bid for the inclusion of its latest community development project in the Co-op’s Local Community Fund. The project aims to buy an eco compost toilet for the use of all ages and abilities who visit and work in the garden.

The Co-op Community Fund gives 1% of members’ spend on selected own-brand products and services to specific causes. Members can choose which project their 1% goes to. You can ensure your support by logging-in to your Co-op account here and choosing your cause here, or if you’re not already a member, you can sign-up as a Co-op member here and then choose your cause to support.

The first tranche of members’ funding is on its way to the Trust with a further 3 payments to follow so there is still time to lend your support to this worthwhile local cause.

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Community Council Elections 2018

Community Council Elections are taking place for all Community Councils within the Argyll and Bute Area in April 2018. The formal Notice of Election will be advertised week beginning 5 March 2018. Nomination Packs are available here and from local Customer Service points and from the Returning Officer, Kilmory, Lochgilphead PA31 8RT. Please do not submit an application form until the opening of Nominations which is Tuesday 6 March.

The Nomination period will run from Tuesday 6 March to Thursday 22 March 2018 (closing date). Forms must be lodged with the Returning Officer by no later than 4.00pm on Thursday 22 March 2018.

More information is available here.

Source/photo credit: Argyll and Bute Council.

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