A Night at the Opera

On Saturday night Ardentinny was the fortunate host to a preview of Aria Alba’s latest production. Following their opera residential at Ardentinny Centre, we were invited to an 'open rehearsal' of Bellini’s La Sonnambula   This was no picturesque pastoral village in Switzerland, the original setting of the opera. Instead, Dr. Nell Drew, Director of …

Emergency Planning

It was reported that Ardentinny's community emergency plan is still at the preparation stage. At the last Community Council meeting on 1 July, CC secretary, Alistair McLundie said he planned to have it ready in time for the forthcoming winter. Meanwhile HM Naval Base Clyde’s Off-Site Emergency Plan "is currently under review to ensure that …

Ardentinny Renewables Trust – Recent funding recipients

Ardentinny Renewables Trust (ART) has announced the latest successful funding applications as follows:   Beneficiary Purpose Amount 2019 - July Ardentinny Community Council Replacement village noticeboard £1,160.00   Neil Robinson Bees and equipment £632.91   Ardentinny Community Trust Glenfinart Walled Garden new tables and chairs £589.72   Ardentinny Bowling Club 2 - 1000L water tanks  …

Village Hall – Successful End to a Difficult Year

It is fair to say that this year's outgoing Village Hall committee did not have an easy ride. They inherited a hall in a serious state of disrepair and had committee transitional issues and reneged on builder commitments to resolve. Nothing insoluble but which required extraordinary effort and dedication. However, despite the odds, they were …

Easter Entertainment this weekend in Ardentinny

  Ardentinny has a bright weekend ahead, filled with Easter fun and entertainment.   On Saturday night the village hall will be alive with music and song at its ‘O’er the Hill to Ardentinny’ concert. The programme includes flutes, recorders, fiddles, drums, small pipes, whistles, ukuleles, guitars, double bass, electric bass, mandolin, banjo, and vocals. …