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WATER AID BIKER CAROL GILLIES MEETS UP WITH MOD SQUAD

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On May 1st Carol Gillies  set off on her Suzuki V-Strom motorbike to ride around Scotland anti-clockwise, riding mainly b and c roads, in order to take in as much of the coastline as possible. (Apart from the obvious bit where the border is! and the land ends ) she miles completed nearly 2000  in total

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For a great deal of the journey Carol could see water a constant reminder to her of why she was doing this, and whilst she travelled  along the coast the greatest amount of water she could see was undrinkable because it is salt water.

For many folk in this world the only water they know is dirty in fact filthy, full of bacteria, parasites and animal faeces and as it is the only water available.

Every single day, 1,400 children die from drinking it.

That’s one a minute, every day.

Carol did this in the hope of attracting your attention just for a wee while enough time to make you aware of Water Aid

WaterAid is a charity that works in places all over the world where people have no access to clean water.  At all…

One in ten people in the world have no access to clean, drinkable water.  That’s about 748 million people.  Every day is a struggle just to find enough to stay alive,

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Carol we be calling into the 97.4FM Studio to talk to Mod Squad presenters Fryll and Jeniffer with a full report of her adventure

For more details check out Frlly’s presenters page http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org/programme-info/presenters/frances-r-lynn/

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LOOKING FOR A MIRACLE -AND WITH YOUR VOTES IT CAN HAPPEN

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With the voting about to end on Saturday Michaela Kast Project Manager at the Gateway Project Dunoon came into the DCR97.4FM Studio to make one last final appeal to listeners , if you haven’t already,  please register and cast your votes for this very worthy local cause.                                                          If you could also let like minded folk you know  about the funding their votes may just make the difference.  If you just click on this link within a few minutes your vote will be entered with the many who have voted so far

https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/194/

Thank you so much

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6 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE FOR GATEWAY PROJECT DUNOON FOR AVIVA FUNDING

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR A MIRACLE -AND WITH YOUR VOTES IT CAN HAPPEN  

We’ve been asking all our listeners to consider supporting The Dunoon Baptist Church in this latest initiative to raise funds

We think most folk in Dunoon and further afield know of the great work the Dunoon Baptist Church do for the young folk in the area, we know they are not the only folk doing this but the more folk doing this is it not for the better?

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Tonight Michaela Kast Project Manager at the Gateway Project Dunoon is popping into the studio to chat to Victor during the LLLVLBS after 5.00pm .

Votes are now over 2000 but as always the more votes the better chance of getting funding .

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE ESSENTIAL EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

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This year as that well known saying goes  ”No expense has been spared “ to bring to you what is potentially the biggest music show on earth shown live across the world on TV.

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This year even the run up to the event which takes place this Saturday 23rd May in Vienna has been a spectacular with Social Media awash with information and gossip and the official dedicated Website presenting not only up to the minute information and news but all the contestants with their song entries to be viewed and listened to time and time again.

With the final Semi –finals taking place today DCR97.4FM Eurovision expert DJ Davie will be presenting a special Essential Eurovision as has been his custom since 2010.

DJ Davie has never hidden the fact that with all that is Eurovision he feels this is the best Music Event of the year and really does enjoy bringing to his listenerts one of the most informative Eurovision Song Contest programmes .EURO UK  15

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If like DJ Davie you have been following progress these last few months or have just read this and thought Wow Eurovision Song Contest this Saturday, is it really a year since the last one?

Listen in tonight , DJ Davie will bring you fully up to date so you will be totally prepared for Saturday night’s broadcast

GUESS WHO IS COMING TO DUNOON QUEENS HALL 28TH MAY

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Claremarie knows and will be telling you all about it on her Wednesday morning show

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HAVE YOU VOTED FOR THE AVIVA FUNDING FOR DUNOONS GATEWAY PROJECT

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With just a dozen days left to vote we ask all our listeners to consider supporting The Dunoon Baptist Church in this latest initiative to raise funds

We think most folk in Dunoon and further afield know of the great work the Dunoon Baptist Church do for the young folk in the area, we know they are not the only folk doing this but the more folk doing this is it not for the better?

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The Baptist Church seem to be putting a great effort into providing future facilities for youngsters with ambitious  plans for a fit for purpose new building known as the Gateway Project.

Whilst they are busy raising the funding for this youth and community centre they are also looking at funding for a youth worker and some additional funds for hiring additional premises, the existing building not able to cope with the demand.

Whilst waiting for the new build they want to continue and expand their activities providing both sustainable and engaging youth events to enable young people to make the most of their own lives, this is required now today. To help out on this occasion just follow the link, register and vote Thank from all at Dunoon Community Radio

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https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/194/

RECORD ATTENDANCE AT QUILT SHOW

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A record turn out this weekend saw over one hundred exhibits proving once again that the skills of the needlework craft are still as popular as ever amongst many members of our community.

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FOR MORE PHOTOS CHECK OUT  https://www.facebook.com/dcr97.4fm

SOUTH COWAL COMMUNITY FESTIVAL ENDS WITH 10K ROAD RACE

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After nine days of events the South Cowal Community Festival drew to an end this afternoon with the  annual 10K Road Race and the 5K and 2k Fun Runs

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Starting last Saturday with a Coffee Morning at Innellan Village Hall followed by  four gardens in Innellan opening their gates to the public we have had Community Beach Clean and and BBQ at Toward Sailing Club, Quiz Nights. There was a very successful Pet show and Heritage walks by local Historian and Author Margaret Hubbard

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Workshops of all manner took place with an abundance of local art on show with an Art exhibition with Original works of Art by members of the Pier Art Club exhibited in the Innellan Village Hall and there was also a Teddy Bears Picnic.

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Innellan School Wildlife Watch Group Met in Innellan school where visitors Heard  from children about the creation of their award-winning wildlife garden and there was  home baking with a wildlife theme.

There was Yoga with June also at Innellan Village Hall

Steve Gillen conducted a Forestry Event and there was even a Family Beetle

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The highlight for many was the Special Guest Appearance by Amber, South Cowal’s Giant Red Squirrel!

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DUNOON COMMUNITY QUILTERS QUILT SHOW

It’s time again for another very popular Quilt Show to be held at the High Kirk Hall in Dunoon’s Hanover Street Saturday 16th May and Sunday 17th May.

Details can be found on page 14 of this weeks Dunoon Observer

The group has been running for 25 years (since 1984). Patchwork and quilting workshops are run once a month and held at Edward Street Community Centre with an open door policy

 

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An example of the stitching skills of Dunoon Ladies who contributed to the Great Tapestry Of Scotland by completing a 1 metre by 1 metre embroidered panel.

1 of over 160 embroidered  panels which make up the 140 metre long tapestry know as  The Great Tapestry of Scotland

 

GATEWAY PROJECT DUNOON APPLY FOR AVIVA FUNDING

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We think most folk in Dunoon and further afield know of the great work the Dunoon Baptist Church do for the young folk in the area, we know they are not the only folk doing this but the more folk doing this is it not for the better?

The Baptist Church seem to be putting a great effort into providing future facilities for youngsters with ambitious  plans for a fit for purpose new building known as the Gateway Project. Whilst they are busy raising the funding for this youth and community centre they are also looking at funding for a youth worker and some additional funds for hiring additional premises, the existing building not able to cope with the demand.        Whilst waiting for the new build they want to continue and expand their activities providing both sustainable and engaging youth events to enable young people to make the most of their own lives, this is required now today. To help out on this occasion just follow the link, register and vote Thank from all at Dunonn Community Radio

https://www.facebook.com/gatewaydunoon

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DUNOON CHURCHES RING OUT FOR VE COMMEMORATIONS

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Churches in Dunoon rang their bells today to join the commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the Victory in Europe by taking part in a national event and ringing bells together at 11am

The ringing of church bells has long been part of marking the moment when peace broke out in 1945 and this was an opportunity to be part of a shared single national moment when together we remember all those who gave their lives for our todays.

Dunoon Community Radio broadcasted the sounds of the bells including Innellan(Matheson ) Churcn, The High Kirk, St John’s and Holy Trinity Together with numerous Churches up and down the United Kingdom the bells rang out .

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Parishioners of Innellan Church ringing the bell to commemorate VE Day

THE BOYS ARE BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM – WANT TO GO TO THE LAUNCH?

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FRLLY HAS A PAIR OF TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY ON HER MORNING SHOW MONDAY/TUESDAY

VICTOR HAS A PAIR OF TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY ON HIS TLLLVLBS MONDAY/TUESDAY

GARYDEE JAY & MALCOLM SCOTT HAVE A PAIR OF TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY  MONDAY AFTER 9.00PM

THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE NEW CLAREMARIE NOLAN RADIO PROGRAMME WEDNESDAY 6TH MAY 11.00AM

 

 

BAGS OF ROCK LIVE 1

They are back, the boys are back and with the eagerly awaited New Album

It’s been a while, but Bags of Rock are back in Glasgow to debut their latest album live. Due for release very soon  we have been following  the progress of the making of this album here on DCR. We have seen the pictures, we have seen the effort put in and we have heard the samples
and now 6 lucky listeners can see and hear the new Album Live next Saturday when the boys perform a special concert at Glasgows Classic Grand.

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The band have come a long since starting out as an instrumental act led by the charismatic Guitarist G-MAN, Glasgow’s Bags of Rock have now evolved into a full-on, vocal-driven heavy metal powerhouse with  a sound described by many industry figures as unique, their original compositions mix Annihilating Guitars and the Great Highland Bagpipes with influences from Techno to Dub and Hip Hop – all headed up by an honest Scottish vocal.

Their renowned high-octane gigs have provided the basis for the band’s second album – due for release very soon –  If you would like to listen again to samples from the new album –here is the link
https://soundcloud.com/bagsofrock

 

TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS FOR SATURDAYS GIG ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ANSWER THE SIMPLE QUESTION WHICH WILL BE ASKED BY FRLLY ON HER MORNING SHOW MONDAY/TUESDAY

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& GARYDEE JAY & MALCOLM SCOTT MONDAY AFTER 9.00PM

THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE NEW CLAREMARIE NOLAN RADIO PROGRAMME WEDNESDAY 6TH MAY 11.00AM

 

 

WATER AID WORLD TOUR OF SCOTLANDS COAST ON HOLD

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Carol will be having a Chillaxing Sunday today as the weather forecast predicts very strong winds and SNOW??!! We all hope Carol has found somewhere nice and warm to relax as she gets ready to resume her fundraising World Tour Of Scotland’s Coast

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ANOTHER SUNNY START FOR CAROL GILLIES “WRONG WAY ROUND WORLD TOUR OF SCOTLAND’S COAST”

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Saturday 2nd May Carol set of in Sunshine as she left  Stranraer for the second day of her tour, on wards to  Glenluce,  Port William,  Isle of Whithorn,  Gairliestone,  Wigtown,  Newton Stewart,  Creetown,  Knockbrex,  St Mary’s Isle,  Auchencairn,  Dalbeattie,  Colvend, New Abbey, Dumfries,  Caerlaverock,  Annan, Gretna,  Canonbie,  Saughtree,  Camptown,  Morebattle,  Kelso,  Berwick upon Tweed, Eyemouth,  Dunbar,  North Berwick,  Musselburgh stop overnight.

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LISTEN IN TO WIN FREE TICKETS

SEAN AND CATRIONA HAVE A PAIR OF TICKETS –THEY COULD BE YOURS

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A SUNNY START FOR CAROL’S “WRONG WAY ROUND WORLD TOUR OF SCOTLAND’S COAST”

 Carol will be starting off this morning under clear blue skies and sunshine.

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Starting at Dalinlongart Carols proposed route today of nearly 200 miles will take in   Ardentinny,  over the hill to Whistlefield,  Arrochar, Garelochead,  Helensburgh,  Erskine Bridge,  Gourock,  Cloch,  Wemyss Bay,  Largs,  Ardrossan,  Troon,  Ayr,  Dunure,  Girvan,  Ballantrae,  Stranraer,  Corsewall,  Knocknain,  Portpatrick,  Port Logan,  Mull of Galloway, ( southernmost point of the Scottish mainland)  Sandhead,  Stranraer, Stop overnight.

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Well wishes including DCR’s Frlly will be at the starting point at Dalinlongart and a full report will be published later today                                                                                           

 

 

CAROL GILLIES ALL SET FOR WATER AID FUNDRAISER AFTER BOOGIE NIGHT

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Thanks to every one who joined Carol Gillies and the Dunoon Community Radio crew last night at Innellans Village Hall and although we didn’t break any attendance records those who were there certainly entered into the vibe and it was Boogie On Down all night  .

Malcolm Scott led a team of dcr97.4fm presenters which included Stereo Simon, Fiona Admin and Vinnie Thoms.

DCR97.4FM Revue Artist Gary Dee Jay Marshall and Clare Marie Nolan made guest appearance with Gary singing the Northern Soul Classic The Snake with Clare Marie singing classic Tamla Motown hits

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Carol will be calling into the studio before she sets off on her  off on her Suzuki V-Strom motorbike for her World Tour around Scotland’s coast (anti-clockwise) on the 1st May

Dunoon Community Radio will be putting out daily bulletins so as you can follow her progress.

 

COME AND JOIN US FOR A FUN DISCO NIGHT FOR WATER AID

CAROL GETS READY

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Everyone is invited to Carol Gillies Fund raiser tonight at Innellan Village Hall to see her off on her “World Tour Around Scotland’s Coast” on her Suzuki V-Strom motorbike

You have seen the posters, you have heard her on Dunoon Community Radio and read about her in the local Dunoon Observer

Carol Gillies will be setting off on her Suzuki V-Strom motorbike to ride around Scotland anti-clockwise on the 1st May She will be riding mainly B and C roads in order to take in as much of the coastline as possible.

Dunoon Community Radio will be putting out daily bulletins so as you can follow her progress.

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Carol will be hosting “Thank Funk It’s Friday” a fun night of 60’s and 70’s music with many tunes that have been proposed by Dunoon Community Radio listeners.

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Spinning the tunes will be your favourite DCR presenters including Malcolm Scott with local guest Deejays with a dazzling smoke and light show provided by Knights of Techno presenters Gregg and Gareth.

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Members of the DCR97.4FM Revue will be taking to the stage with live performance of disco classics.

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DCR97.4FM FUN NIGHT TO SUPPORT CAROL & WATER AID

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As recently mentioned on DCR97.4FM and here on our Web Site on the 1st  May Carol Gillies will be setting off on her Suzuki V-Strom motorbike to ride around Scotland anti-clockwise to raise awareness and donations for Water Aid

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She will be riding mainly b and c roads, in order to take in as much of the coastline as possible. (Apart from the obvious bit where the border is and the land ends) she recons on it being like being around 1,950 miles in total.

That’s going to use quite a bit of petrol obviously a vital element to make the plan work and at the same time we here at Dunoon Community Radio are trying to put together enough funding to purchase a vital piece of equipment.

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Working together we have organised a Fun Night out in the Innellan Village Hall which will produce enough money from the ticket sales to get Carol around the Coast of Scotland and for us to purchase our equipment. We have called our Fund Raiser “Thank Funk It’s Friday” so you know straight away this is going to be a fun night with music from the 60s and 70s .

We have also asked our listeners to let us know what their favourite disco tunes are and by this we mean favourite Mobil Disco tunes the tunes played at Wedding Receptions, Birthday and Anniversary Celebrations held in Village and Church halls and local Hotel Function rooms which for the majority of us is where we get to Boogie on Down and Strut our Stuff.

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Check out Carols Just Giving Page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/search/str/carol%2bgilles%2bgiving%2bpage/keywords_top

 

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http://www.wateraid.org/uk/audience/wateraid-scotland-and-northern-irelandng with local guest DJs and there will be live PA performance with live artist performing Classic Disco tunes.

During the next few days Presenters will be playing tunes and asking the question Disco Or Not, you can have your favourite “Disco Tune” played just text in to our Disco Hot Line 0775 123 6995 where a friendly warm cuddly presenter is awaiting your Text.

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WRONG WAY ROUND: RIDING ROUND SCOTLAND FOR WATER AID

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On May 1st Carol Gillies will be setting off on her Suzuki V-Strom motorbike to ride around Scotland anti-clockwise She will be riding mainly b and c roads, in order to take in as much of the coastline as possible. (Apart from the obvious bit where the border is! and the land ends ) she recons on it being like being around 1,950 miles in total.

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For a great deal of the journey Carol will see water a constant reminder to her of why she is doing this, whilst she travels along the coast the greatest amount of water she will see is undrinkable because it is salt water.

For many folk in this world the only water they know is dirty in fact filthy, full of bacteria, parasites and animal faeces and as it is the only water available.

Every single day, 1,400 children die from drinking it.

That’s one a minute, every day.

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Carol is doing this in the hope of attracting your attention just for a wee while enough time to make you aware of Water Aid

WaterAid is a charity that works in places all over the world where people have no access to clean water.  At all…

One in ten people in the world have no access to clean, drinkable water.  That’s about 748 million people.  Every day is a struggle just to find enough to stay alive,

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WaterAid works with communities to sink wells and build hand pumps and toilet blocks in villages all over Asia, Africa, Central America and the Far East.

There, facilities are maintained by the villagers, who also receive training from WaterAid.

Whilst the most obvious benefit of clean drinking water and sanitation is fewer deaths and much less disease. Lack of proper toilet facilities often means that girls can’t go to school to get an education. Additionally, they often have to spend much of their day fetching water.  In order to make as few trips as possible, they might have to carry containers weighing over 20kg at a time; that’s the standard UK airport luggage allowance.  Think about carrying your holiday baggage on your head all the way to the airport, maybe up to five miles per trip. Maybe up to three times a day.  Every day.

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Carol ask that we just take a few minute to think about how much we all take our water supply for granted.  From getting up in the morning and using the loo, brushing your teeth, having a shower, putting the kettle on, watering the garden, going for a swim; it’s always there at the turn of a tap.   Please think about giving something to help provide just a fraction of the water we use daily.

Every  77p in every pound goes directly to providing clean water, and for every pound we raise, over four pounds is returned in increased productivity.

Carol would like to thank everyone who reads of her motorbike ride for Water Aid and thanks everyone in advance who may consider supporting her

 

Check out Carols Just Giving Page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/search/str/carol%2bgilles%2bgiving%2bpage/keywords_top

 

Water Aid

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