A Night at the Opera

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 …

Outdoor Centre lends a hand on the beach

Working with the John Muir Trust, Ardentinny Outdoor Centre will be undertaking monitoring and cleaning of the beach from Ardentinny Hotel to Finart Bay from the end of February. It’s anticipated that the visiting groups will undertake the work every 4-6 weeks, with local Strone School children hopefully also participating. The Outdoor Centre's Aidan Docherty …

A New Beginning: Ardentinny Outdoor Centre is Sold

Ardentinny Outdoor Centre
Ardentinny Outdoor Centre
Ardentinny Outdoor Centre

At a quiet Community Council meeting, with only three members of the public in attendance, Aidan Docherty, Head of Centre, announced that Actual Reality had bought the village outdoor centre from Argyll and Bute Council, with the deal apparently closing this Thursday, 7th February, 2013.

The purchase includes the slipway, the listed building ‘Old Ferry House’ at the slipway entrance, the outdoor centre itself, including the two ‘cottages’ together with the grounds which apparently extend to 6.714 acres (Title Disposition July 1968).

Aidan introduced Richard Miller, Actual Reality’s Finance Officer and invited any questions or expressions of concern regarding the negotiation and purchase of the centre either at the meeting or at any time in the future. He stressed the positive impact of this acquisition, highlighting the fact that the centre is approaching its 40th anniversary and that Actual Reality, which will soon become Continue reading “A New Beginning: Ardentinny Outdoor Centre is Sold”