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Mòd a fam­ily af­fair

CHELSEA McLean and her mother An­n­marie made the 2007 Royal Na­tional Mòd at Fort Wil­liam a fam­ily af­fair.

They were up against each other in the solo com­pe­ti­tions but then joined forces for the duets.

Chelsea won two sec­onds this year, one for a pre­vi­ous Mòd win­ner and the other the Kenny Fraser tro­phy.

Hand­ing over the dough!

STAFF at McIlchere and Son on Main Street were stunned by the new type of ‘dough’ that was left at the shop – inside a car­rier bag was £4,000 in cash.

It was dis­cov­ered on Tues­day morn­ing af­ter a shop­per saw the white bag ly­ing unat­tended in the shop.

On fur­ther in­spec­tion, an en­ve­lope full of notes was dis­cov­ered.

The shock find was re­ported to the po­lice and the cash has since been claimed by a Camp­bel­to­nian.

Soc­cer hit in charge ‘scan­dal’

AM­A­TEUR foot­ball could be priced out of ex­is­tence in Camp­bel­town be­cause of ‘scan­dalous’ ground charges.

Var­i­ous groups in the Camp­bel­town foot­ball fra­ter­nity have banded to­gether in con­dem­na­tion of the charges be­ing levied by Ar­gyll and Bute District Coun­cil. These in­clude the Camp­bel­town Boys’ Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion and the Kin­tyre Am­a­teur Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion.

The groups are ask­ing for an ur­gent re­view of grad­ing and charges.

FIFTY YEARS AGO Thurs­day Novem­ber 2, 1967 Mys­tery fires at two farms

CAMP­BEL­TOWN po­lice have been in­quir­ing into mys­te­ri­ous out­breaks of fire at two neigh­bour­ing Kin­tyre farms early on Satur­day.

Both ap­pli­ances from Camp­bel­town Fire Brigade sped to a blaze at Mr A V Barker’s Low Tir­fer­gus Farm af­ter a tele­phone call from Mr Barker’s son-in­law, Mr Rod­er­ick Mor­ri­son, who awoke at 2.30am to find a barn – stocked with 50 tons of hay and 20 tons of straw – ablaze from gable to gable.

By the time the brigade reached the farm, the roof of the barn had caved in and flames were shoot­ing 50 feet into the air.

By 11am, all that re­mained of the barn were four walls and charred tim­bers. The hay which was sal­vaged is com­pletely use­less.

While fire­men tack­led this in­ferno, Mrs C Mathieson, from nearby Tor­choil­lean Farm, re­ported that a barn there had also caught fire. This was 90 min­utes af­ter the first alarm.

An ap­pli­ance was di­verted from the Tir­fer­gus blaze and fire­men brought the Tor­choil­lean out­break un­der con­trol quickly. Only a few bales of hay were de­stroyed.

ONE HUN­DRED YEARS AGO Satur­day Oc­to­ber 27, 1917 The late Mr John McAlis­ter, Grog­port

MUCH re­gret was felt in the district when it be­came known that Mr John McAlis­ter had passed away at Acra House, Grog­port, on Thurs­day the 18th inst.

Mr McAlis­ter, who was the el­dest son of Mr Dun­can McAlis­ter, was 28 years of age.

He was for­merly a mem­ber of Glasgow Po­lice Force, and im­me­di­ately on the out­break of war en­listed in the Scots Guards.

In the first win­ter of the war, he was wounded in France, and there­after was en­gaged in gar­ri­son duty at home un­til his health failed.

He was in­valided out of the army 14 months ago.

Mr McArthur had there­fore done his share of ser­vice for his coun­try in the great con­flict.

Mr McArthur was of an ex­ceed­ingly ge­nial and pleas­ant dis­po­si­tion, and was held in much re­gard, alike in his na­tive par­ish and by his fel­low of­fi­cers in the po­lice force.

The sin­cere sym­pa­thy of the district is ex­tended to his par­ents and friends in

Chelsea McLean, left, with her mother An­n­marie.

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