As the tugboat Golden Cross remains stuck on an Ardentinny sandbank this morning, video has emerged of the vessel drifting from its mooring early on Monday morning. The clip from the LochLongCam.com webcam shows the vessel passing the beach opposite the Outdoor Centre at 5.41am.
Lochs and Glens bus driver, Mr S Jenkins, had just driven over Glenfinart and stopped at Blairmore yesterday when he got a surprising call on his mobile. The Glenfinart Walled Garden Raffle had only just been drawn at Ardentinny Village Hall and he was the winner of a bottle of Glenfiddich Single Malt. This was delivered to him poste haste as he waited at Blairmore while his passengers enjoyed a cuppa.
Volunteer Linda MacGuire won the holiday cottage let; Jeanette Riley, Ardentinny, won the McClintock paintings; Josephine Ray of Blairmore learned there was a voucher for jewellery waiting for her at Blairmore Gallery. To our further delight, it was a wee 3 year old from Dunoon who won the extra prize of a hand-made chocolate rabbit!
The funds raised from the raffle total £711.59, including £51.59 from donations.
Thank you Mr Jenkins for buying that ticket at Loch Fyne Food Fair and thanks to everyone who participated. By another co-incidence yesterday the Community Council learned that their planning application had finally arrived from the National Park and work can now begin on the Garden.
Photo: Anna Williamson.