Glenfinart Walled Garden Easter Fun Day 2018 – Highlights

Glenfinart Walled Garden’s Easter Fun Day marked a sunny and successful start to the Garden’s open season. The sunny weather may have been a contributing factor in attracting large numbers to the event but, once there, fun activities and attractions were in abundance. The fun kicked off with an Easter egg hunt followed by egg …

Nature Trail closure – protest appeal

We reproduce below correspondence received from Marian Norris, Vice-Convenor, Ardentinny Community Council, which relates to the closure of the FCS Discovery Trail. IMMINENT CLOSURE OF ARDENTINNY NATURE TRAIL This is a picture of the Ardentinny Nature Trail, and a copy of a letter I have sent to the Forestry Commission. I have also asked for the …

Squirrel selfies and squashed apples

Ardentinny Community Trust held a Harvest Fair at Glenfinart Walled Garden on Saturday 12 October. Now a regular item on the Cowalfest programme, this year the garden could offer so much more and it did! In addition to the recently completed Sensory Garden, inspired and recorded by the BBC’s Beechgrove Community Garden’s programme, there was a host …

A New Beginning: Ardentinny Outdoor Centre is Sold

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 …

Changing vistas: The view from Ardentinny

25 Oct 23:47 UPDATE: RPWDT has now updated its website and included a section devoted to the Community Wind Farm. This includes the DRAFT Environmental Impact Assessment and photomontages including the view from Ardentinny. Following on from a public meeting in Cove last Saturday, Community Council members from along ‘The Shore’ (Strone, Kilmun, Blairmore and Ardentinny) …

Argyll & Bute Council Elections – what can Ardentinny expect?

Prior to the May 3rd Council elections, hustings for the Cowal Ward took place in the Uig Hall on Monday 23rd April. *Eight of the nine candidates attended and each, to a man, promised to do the best for Cowal. What constitutes ‘the best’ will obviously be a matter of differing opinions. Questions from the …