Presented by a thankful Town

Dugald was a local fisherman who rescued the crew of ‘The Ribbon’ when it ran aground on the rocks at Smerby. During the rescue, Dugald lost his own boat but saved seven lives. The people of Campbeltown bought him a replacement fishing boat after hearing of his heroic rescue.     Images from The MacGrory […] Read More

A sad day for Machrihanish Golf Club.

The Machrihanish Golf Club Clubhouse has been destroyed by a blaze which started around lunchtime yesterday 19th December 2018. Thankfully there were no injuries although the Club Steward and his family have been made homeless by the blaze. A ‘GoFundMe page has been created to try and raise some funds to help rebuild the Club […] Read More

1918-2018 Thank You

Roll of honour from the Campbeltown and Parish War Memorial for 1914-1918. Total names on memorial: 349 In Flanders Fields By John McCrae   In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,     That mark our place; and in the sky     The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns […] Read More

Tam o’ Shanter

With Burns night only a few days away I thought I would share my favourite Burns work; Tam O’ Shanter: When chapmen billies leave the street, And drouthy neibors, neibors meet, As market days are wearing late, An’ folk begin to tak the gate; While we sit bousing at the nappy, And getting fou and […] Read More

Reginald Aubrey Fessenden

‘The Father of Radio Broadcasting.’ “By his genius distant lands converse and men sail unafraid upon the deep” ‘…My parents despaired of me. They saw my future as a church minister or a teacher, but when I closed my eyes and dreamed, I saw an invention that could send voices around the world without using […] Read More