Residents pack public meeting
Primary two and three from Lochnell school took part in a beach clean at Tralee beach with staff and volunteers from Hope Kitchen. The children also organised a collection of toys and games for the charity and would like to thank all those who donated.
MORE than 70 people attended the community council meeting in North Connel Hall on Tuesday June 27 to hear from Sustrans about the proposed route for the cycle path from Ledaig to Benderloch.
An overwhelming majority rejected the latest proposal by Sustrans because it involved crossing the A828.
The issue of safety was the main concern, as parents of young children stated that crossing the busy trunk road was unacceptable and they urged the stakeholders to work out a route that provided a safe path for children going to school.
A major block to achieving the preferred route is an objection by a landowner but it is hoped that further negotiation will lead to a workable solution.
Ward councillors who attended the meeting were asked to intervene and revisit the core path option.
The date for the next Ard- chattan Community Council is set for Tuesday August 22 at the Victory Hall in Benderloch at 7.30pm.
A MUCH-LOVED and respected teacher at Lochnell School, Joy Cameron, said her farewells last Friday to staff and pupils as she begins her retirement. The creative and inspiring teacher had a wonderful send- off a few days earlier when parents, pupils and staff held a special party at the school. Pupils past and present all attended to wish Joy well in the next chapter of her life.
THE popular soup lunch season has begun in Connel Church Hall.
Every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 2pm volunteers serve nourishing soup and fine home-baking in a friendly atmosphere. All are welcome.
DURING a recent clearout of a shed, Ardchattan resident John Campbell came across a box.
After a bit of research he found that it was a lobster box and belonged to the late fisherman Ross McMahon from Kerrera.
Mr Campbell said: ‘It has been in our shed for more than 40 years. After some inquiries, I was able to return it to Ross’s daughters, and my photograph shows them taking delivery of it at Ardchattan.
‘I want to thank Les Robertson for his help with this – he was one of Ross’s crew on the
Joy Cameron was given plenty of help to cut her cake during a rousing send- off.
Janie and Kathlene with their dad’s lobster box.