Districts – week 20 16.05.19

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Dalmally’s Got Talent is coming up at the village hall on Saturday June 22 at 6pm. Entry is by donation.

Entry categories are for primary school age solo, high school solo, adult solo and groups and is £5 entry per act. To get an entry form, email dalmallysgottalent or call 07802 850864.

Money raised will go to Dalmally school and the school residential trip.

Dalmally Golf Club has a mixed seniors’ open event on Wednesday May 22 for men aged 55 plus and women aged 50 plus. Start times are 9am and 3pm and handicap. Sponsored by Ben Cruachan Inn. To get more details, email dalmallygentsfolf@outlook.com or plusetive@gmail.com.

Easdale Primary School mascot George with his Oban Times in France.
Easdale Primary School mascot George with his Oban Times in France.

Youngsters at Easdale Primary School have been studying Around the World as their latest theme. During the Easter holidays, school mascot George visited France and has now returned to tell the children more about the country. George even had time to read the Oban Times during his vacation.


Parts of the Helensburgh to Dumbarton cycle path may be re-routed under options being presented to residents.

Argyll and Bute Council has appointed a consultancy company to oversee the process of routing the path from Cardross to Dumbarton.

It will also investigate options to change the route of the path between Cardross and Colgrain, which has not yet been constructed.

A public consultation event is due to take place to put proposals on display to Cardross residents, who have been sent a letter giving details.

This has been requested by funding partners Sustrans, who wish to identify if the route is still the preferred one among residents, due to the length of time taken in planning the path.

The event, staged by WSP consultants, will take place in the Geilston Hall on Thursday May 16, with plans on display from noon to 8pm.


Luing Community Council has its annual general meeting on Tuesday June 4 at 7.45pm at Cullipool Hall.

Waterside yoga is on Sundays 2.30pm to 4pm and Thursdays 6pm to 7.30pm on the island. Call 01852 314365 to find out more.

Dugie Macinnes is running one of his slate mosaic workshops at the Atlantic Islands Centre on Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9 from 10am to 4pm. Booking is essential on 01852 314096. Cost is £30, tools supplied and includes a soup and sandwich lunch.


Isle of Mull Sportive is on June 2 this year, from which all profits go towards good causes in the area.

The short route is 43 miles and the long one is 87 miles. Start and finish is just outside Hebridean Lodge Restaurant in Tobermory. Cycle helmets must be worn at all times.

Go to mullsportive.co.uk to find out registration details. The entry limit is 400, there are not many places left.

The next meeting of Mull Motorcycle Club will be on Friday June 7 at Glenforsa Hotel at 8pm.

North Connel

North Connel and District Horticultural Show’s plant sale is on Saturday May 25 from 2pm until 3pm at Benderloch’s Victory Hall. Admission including teas is £2 for adults and £1 for children.

Show schedules for later in the year will be available as well as tips on how to show. Anyone wanting to donate plants for sale can drop them off from 10am at the hall on the sale day.


Residents are requested to keep reporting any camping in non-camping areas to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority.

Requests for a big belly bin in the area have been denied because at £5,000 they cost too much to provide.

Broadband speeds in the Crianlarich area have been upgraded and those close to the exchange should be achieving around 15 to 18 mbps. BT
customers should have received an email confirming this. Tyndrum
also appears to have had an increase in speed.

Puffin crossings in Crianlarich and Tyndrum are being installed.


A new table tennis club is starting in the village at Otter Creek for all ages from seven upwards and for all abilities. Email btribello@yahoo.co.uk to find out more.


Tobermory Harbour's general manager Anne Fraser. 16-T19_Tobermforyharbourasocgeneralmanager

Tobermory Harbour’s general manager Anne FraserA new research project in Tobermory Bay has secured £5,000 funding towards it.

The harbour environmental impact study will monitor all existing and future seabed infrastructure in the bay and keep checking the effects it has on the marine environment and the organisms surrounding it. Outcome reports will be made in five and 10 years.

The money for the long-term project came from the Waterfall Fund, an independent charity that distributes  net profits from the Garmony Hydro Scheme to community projects on Mull, Iona and other nearby small islands.

This year Tobermory Harbour Association fitted an 80-metre heavy duty breakwater pontoon to provide deep water berthing. The attenuator extends out from the passenger landing pontoon that was installed in 2017 and is connected by a small bridge.