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PLEASE LET US INTRODUCE YOU TO PAT HAYES AND HER GRANDSON THOMAS

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Hi,

My name is Pat Hayes and I am part of a worldwide campaign to get public buildings and landmarks to light up Gold on September 1st, in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

My family lives in Dunoon, my grandson Thomas Reynolds was diagnosed with cancer aged 4, in 2010.

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I have been working with Dunoon Community Council to organise an event on September 1st which will involve several locations in and around the town being lit up, including Castle House Museum, The War Memorial, Highland Mary, The Royal Marine Hotel, and others to be confirmed.

My grandson will be ‘guest of Honour’, switching the lights on. There will be a lone piper, and the Dunoon Observer will be there to record the event.

I would like to ask if you would get behind the campaign and give it some airtime.

Perhaps mentioning it on a regular basis leading up to September?

The Community Council are totally behind the Campaign, as it shows Dunoon in a very favourable light and is good publicity for the town.

I hope you will support us in this, and show Thomas that his home town is behind him and all the children that are fighting this awful disease. I have added the link to our campaign page for you to look at.

Kind regards,

Pat Hayes

https://www.facebook.com/GlowGoldSeptember/

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ARGYLL CEILIDH TRAIL STARTS INVERARAY & DUNOON

Now Now in its seventh year, Fèis Latharna’s Argyll Ceilidh Trail is preparing for another busy summer tour. Auditions took place on the 7th April 2016 and a brand new line up for 2016 Tour has now been selected.

The Tour starts at Inveraray Castle at 1.00pm  this Tuesday 19th July then later in the evening at the George Hotel at 8.30pm, the following day Wednesday 20th will see Group performing at Uig Hall in Dunoon at 7.30pm. Tickets are available at BOOKPOINT Dunoon

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Morven Macfadyen-Donald (Seil) – Vocals / Flute

 

Ruaridh Litster-Campbell (Ardfern) – Piano 

 

Rachel Campbell (Oban) – Accordion / Vocals

 

Ross Christie (Kilchrenan) – Guitar / Mandolin

 

Holli Scott (Dunoon) – Fiddle / Vocals

 

Emma Baird (Taynuilt) – Vocals / Guitar / Piano

 

Ally MacLean (Oban) – Highland Pipes / Small Pipes / Whistles

 

Andrew Mcallister (Campbeltown) – Guitar / Highland Pipes

This annual ‘Argyll Ceilidh Trail’ programme consists of a three week summer tour packed with gigs all over Argyll & the Islands. It provides 8 young traditional musicians the opportunity to experience work as professional musicians. 

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Following the fantastic response from audiences during previous tours, the group has been fortunate enough to secure a number of other bookings outwith the summer programme.

Argyll Ceilidh Trailers out and about over the summer. Well worth catching a concert or dance with these talented young musicians!

 

Facebook.com/argyllceilidhtrail

Twitter.com/argyllceilidh

 

FIRST FUNDRAISER GETTING READY FOR DUNOON MOD 2018

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THE DUNOON MEN’S SHED –A REALITY

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After Stirling work behind the scenes from Argyll and ButeTSI Dunoon office the Dunoon Men’s Shed became a reality when a large group of Dunoon Men’s Shed enthusiast gathered at the newly sourced premises at the old Walkers Garden Centre site on Alexander Street, Dunoon to begin the clearout process.

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The Big Clean Up took just over an hour before donated furniture was delivered. The Dunoon Men’s Shed is receiving good support from local business for which all involved are very grateful. When everything is ready there is going to be a massive launch day event so everyone can see Dunoon’s latest community initiative.

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In the meantime still lots to be done and more recruits required and if you are interested please contact ;

Samantha Stubbs    

Third Sector and Volunteer Support Officer – Cowal and Bute.

c/o Community Education Centre, Edward Street.  Dunoon.  PA23 7PJ

Tel: 01369 700100

Website: www.argylltsi.org.uk

Email: samantha@argylltsi.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Argyll-and-Bute-TSI-Dunoon-Office-1591882364368433/info/?tab=page_info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER PLAY DAYS AT DUNOON PIER

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Dunoon Burgh Hall has announced it is delighted to bring a Theatre and Arts summer school to the newly refurbished Pier Building in Dunoon. Inspired by vintage stories of Dunoon and the Burgh Hall – ‘Glen Banter’ and Morag’s Fairy Glen – youngsters will devise an outdoor performance with costumes, theatre and test out some parkour techniques.

All the workshops are FREE and open to 9 to 15 year olds.

It all takes place at The Pier Building, Dunoon
Don’t forget to take along your own lunch and refreshments.

To book a place contact Jenny on jenny@dunoonburghhall.org.uk

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TRISH COMMEMEMORATES 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME

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Friday, 1st of July Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of The Battle of the Somme and “whatever Rocks YOUR Boat” with Trish’s “new and Unsigned” slot will be showcasing the magnificently crafted “Trilogy of the Somme” a powerfully atmospheric, rythmic, musical masterpiece from the creative partnership of Lanarkshire musicians Brian Lawlor and Robert Woodside of The Artisans with the expressive, heartfelt vocals of Scott Burns and other accomplished musicians. Paying tribute to the thousands of men who fought in one of the bloodiest battles in history. The Artisans’ Trilogy is available to download with all proceeds being split between Help For Heroes, Erskine Home and The Royal British Legion.

http://www.theartisanproject.co.uk/

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KIRN GALA VOLUNTEER APPEAL IN DUNOON STANDARD

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Kirn Gala committee member Lawther Murchison has made a passionate appeal through the pages of the Dunoon Observer for more volunteers and donations for this years 21ST Birthday Kirn Gala Celebration .

The appeal is to local businesses, community groups and individuals, for help with the ever growing costs and effort required in staging the Gala, while also helping to develop and ensure a future for the event.

For the sponsors and all those who help out there will be full recognition of the help and support via the Kirn gala and Dunoon Community Radio Facebook sites and coverage of the event broadcast on Dunoon Community Radio across the world.     On the night, a board with all commercial donors will be listed to show the committees appreciation.

There will also be the opportunity to display their information on publicity leaflets.

Information regards the performers who will be performing at this year’s celebration will be announced shortly and we are told will reflect the direction Kirn Gala will be going in the future but with a 21st Anniversary nod to previous Kirn Gala

                                                   

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CONGRATULATIONS CALLUM MACGRORY NOW PROUD OWNER OF FIAT PANDA

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MEET WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENT CAITLYN REYNOLDS

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Caitlyn a work experience student from Dunoon Grammar School will be with us for the rest of the week to get an inside view to what make us tick, then,  before she leaves she can explain it to us. Caitlyn will be chatting live to Malcolm Scott on his Wednesday morning programme cat june 2v

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QUEENS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT DUNOON PRIMARY

 

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SANDBANK GALA BIGGEST YET

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Sandbank Gala 2016 certainly drew the crowds and is being claimed as the biggest yet. Besides all the usual side stalls and attractions promoting local charities and organisations visitors where treated to several new stalls one inviting you to join in a Walk Challenge — Dunoon To The Moon ? Cowal Red Squirrel Group had all manner of Squirrel paraphernalia……

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And of course the now World Famous Traditional Tug O’ War —-The Winners …………………………

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Entertainment was of course First Class with once again MC Robert MacGregor from R-Mac Discos introducing a cast of thousands including The Dunoon Grammar School Pipe Band, Acoustic Sounds, Joanne McGeachie Highland Dancers , The Sandbank Primary School Singers and Cowals latest sensation direct from performing at this weekends Fynefest –Ri Cheile. A Stand out Event in a weekend that offered Fynefest and a Queens Birthday Party Event!

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MALCOLM SCOTT’S “2016 GREATEST FESTIVALS”

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10.00AM – 11.00PM ITS THE MALCOLM SCOTT’S RADIO SHOW -IT’S LIVE AND IT’S RADIO LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD IT. –GREAT FOR THIS TUESDAY MORNING– THIS MORNING LIVE FROM THE STUDIO  AS THE “FESTIVAL” SEASON IS UPON US THE SHY ONE STARTS THE 2016 SEASON OF “THE GREATEST FESTIVAL S” STARTING WITH LOCAL FESTIVAL FYNFEST —–AND THERE’S THAT BALLOON FILLED CAR AGAIN FOR A FIVER WORTH A SHOT—LISTEN OUT FOR THE RE-RUNS 

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STILL BRIGHT & LIVELY –WEST COAST CEILIDH

7.00PM-9.PM Monday – Bright and Lively WEST COAST CEILIDH with Ian Wilson Listen to the re runs –

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This week featuring amongst others Mary Duff as she gets ready for her 1st show of the Scottish leg of her UK tour tomorrow night at The Ryan Centre, Stranraer with special guests Kathy Crinion and Jordanmogeymusic – Singer/Songwriter

Kathy Crinion, Jorden Mogey & Mary Duff

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IT’S A GUESSING GAME AND THE PRIZE IS A CAR.

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Sharon Blackwell and some of her team from Ardenlee Care Home have been inviting folk at Morrisons Supermarket today to guess how many balloons there are in the Red Fiat Panda they have there. Over 16 are being invited to buy a ticket for £5 to get a chance to win this fabulous prize.

If you can’t make it into town today there is another opportunity to buy tickets

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If you can’t make it into town today there is another opportunity to buy ticketsTomorrow as the Fiat Panda will be leaving Morrisons tonight around 6.00pm to travel to the CO-OP car park, tickets will be on sale from 12noon. If you are out-with Dunoon but travelling to the Fynefest Festival next weekend the wee Fiat Panda will be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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GREAT EVENT -DUNOON GRAMMAR SCHOOL SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZER

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 Great evening earlier on tonight at Dunoon Grammar School at the Summer Extravaganza and a big thanks to Talyn Shaw and Stephen Kay and friends for Djing and MCing the event and playing the Tunes. Listen out for recordings and interviews of some of the people who couldn’t escape Frlly and her roving Mike

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO THE STADIUM TODAY TO SUPPORT THE FIRST COWAL HOSPICE FUN DAY RELAY EVENT—NEARLY £2000 RAISED SO FAR

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO THE STADIUM TODAY TO SUPPORT THE FIRST COWAL HOSPICE FUNDAY RELAY EVENT—NEARLY £2000 RAISED SO FAR What a fantastic day with a fantastic turn out. Lots of Thank You Later HERE ARE THE BEST FANCY DRESS (STARWARS ), THE BEST NAMED TEAM (BOOBY BUNCH) , THE BEST MAN “THOMAS THE PIPER” FOR THE PIPES AND SOME OF TEAM COWAL WHO STARTED IT AND (NOT PHOTOGRAPHED ) YOU FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN.

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BE PART OF THE FIRST COWAL HOSPICE FUNDAY RELAY EVENT -SATURDAY DUNOON STADIUM 1.00pm-5.00pm

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The Stalls are ready, the bar-B-que is smoking, The Bar has lots of ice and Marco the “Barman” is practising pulling pints,and the balloons are blown up. The Candy Floss is mmmmm—yummy-yummy The Black’s of Dunoon Lorry-stage is in position, The Dunoon Redcoats are are in final rehearsal and checking the Programme, The DCR Roadcrew and Revue are ready, Everyone is heading for the Dunoon Stadium .

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Everyone is heading for the Dunoon Stadium. Come and join us even if not as part of an official team, get dressed up and give a wee donation and have a shot at a few circuits so you can say you were part of the FIRST COWAL HOSPICE FUNDAY RELAY

 

GETTING READY FOR SATURDAYS COWAL HOSPICE RELAY EVENT–

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GETTING READY FOR SATURDAYS COWAL HOSPICE RELAY EVENT-Banners going up, more Event Packs in Hospice Shop,Tombola Prizes in Marshalls Shop and Red coats rehearsing –

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Still need Face Painters for Stadium Saturday 1.00pm—5.00p

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Alex Mackechnie from Heron Valley checks out the Tombola Prizes