Father Christmas Flying Over Loch Fyne This Morning!

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Father Christmas

Fèis an Tairbeirt – Music Technology for Young Musicians

We would use any potential funding to help buy equipment and hire tutors to run specific Music Technology workshops for our secondary school age participants. We would look to offer opportunities for students to take their music making into a different area with guidance from specialists in their field. Our aim would be to inspire an age group that often drifts away from music participation by engaging them in how to apply new technologies to their own creative practice.

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Visit http://www.feisantairbeirt.com/

 

Supporting Communities Fund

Argyll and Bute Council is changing how it distributes its grants to local community groups and third sector organisations, giving local communities more of a direct say in how the funding is allocated.

The fund is open to community groups including community councils and parent councils.

Projects can receive up to a maximum of £2,500.

A website has been created specifically for the fund: www.abpb.co.uk

Groups are encouraged to post their ideas for projects between now and 22 December 2017, to let their communities know what they would do with the money and how it would benefit the area. The ideas website allows people to see the ideas being proposed, ask questions to find out more, offer suggestions to help shape the ideas and provide feedback to groups before they submit a funding application.

This year, applications will be decided by participatory budgeting. This means that officers will score applications and recommend a list to councillors who will agree which projects will go forward to a public vote. Members of the public will have the final say on which projects receive funding through a vote in April 2018.

If you would like to apply to the fund, visit www.abpb.co.uk to post your idea.

The fund is split between the four Area Committee areas – Bute and Cowal, Helensburgh and Lomond, Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands, and Oban, Lorn and the Isles.

A step by step guide to posting an idea on the site is can be found at www.abpb.co.uk and the Council’s Community Development Officers will be able to help anyone who needs support to post an idea or use the site. The Community Development Team can be contacted by email communitydevelopment@argyll-bute.gov.uk or by calling 01369 708669.

Tarbert Village Hall – Going Digital

Tarbert Village Hall would like to modernise the way in which users can access the hall, making it more accessible through the development of a dedicated mobile responsive website with integrated online booking system. This way users can easily see when the hall is available to book and book directly. The system would also allow people to see what is happening in the hall if it is an open event that is listed, therefore also acting as advertising platform for community events.

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Supporting Communities Fund

Argyll and Bute Council is changing how it distributes its grants to local community groups and third sector organisations, giving local communities more of a direct say in how the funding is allocated.

The fund is open to community groups including community councils and parent councils.

Projects can receive up to a maximum of £2,500.

A website has been created specifically for the fund: www.abpb.co.uk

Groups are encouraged to post their ideas for projects between now and 22 December 2017, to let their communities know what they would do with the money and how it would benefit the area. The ideas website allows people to see the ideas being proposed, ask questions to find out more, offer suggestions to help shape the ideas and provide feedback to groups before they submit a funding application.

This year, applications will be decided by participatory budgeting. This means that officers will score applications and recommend a list to councillors who will agree which projects will go forward to a public vote. Members of the public will have the final say on which projects receive funding through a vote in April 2018.

If you would like to apply to the fund, visit www.abpb.co.uk to post your idea.

The fund is split between the four Area Committee areas – Bute and Cowal, Helensburgh and Lomond, Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands, and Oban, Lorn and the Isles.

A step by step guide to posting an idea on the site is can be found at www.abpb.co.uk and the Council’s Community Development Officers will be able to help anyone who needs support to post an idea or use the site. The Community Development Team can be contacted by email communitydevelopment@argyll-bute.gov.uk or by calling 01369 708669.

Debate A Community Archaeological Dig!

Tarbert – Our Castle of Kings

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Tarbert, Castle, Dig, Historical

To carry out a Community Archaeological dig at Tarbert Castle involving community volunteers and school children from mid Argyll. We will be working in partnership with the archaeologist and education department of Kilmartin Museum as well as schools throughout the area to further explore the structure and history of our community owned and maintained Royal Castle.

Supporting Communities Fund

Argyll and Bute Council is changing how it distributes its grants to local community groups and third sector organisations, giving local communities more of a direct say in how the funding is allocated.

The fund is open to community groups including community councils and parent councils.

Projects can receive up to a maximum of £2,500.

A website has been created specifically for the fund: www.abpb.co.uk

Groups are encouraged to post their ideas for projects between now and 22 December 2017, to let their communities know what they would do with the money and how it would benefit the area. The ideas website allows people to see the ideas being proposed, ask questions to find out more, offer suggestions to help shape the ideas and provide feedback to groups before they submit a funding application.

This year, applications will be decided by participatory budgeting. This means that officers will score applications and recommend a list to councillors who will agree which projects will go forward to a public vote. Members of the public will have the final say on which projects receive funding through a vote in April 2018.

If you would like to apply to the fund, visit www.abpb.co.uk to post your idea.

The fund is split between the four Area Committee areas – Bute and Cowal, Helensburgh and Lomond, Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands, and Oban, Lorn and the Isles.

A step by step guide to posting an idea on the site is can be found at www.abpb.co.uk and the Council’s Community Development Officers will be able to help anyone who needs support to post an idea or use the site. The Community Development Team can be contacted by email communitydevelopment@argyll-bute.gov.uk or by calling 01369 708669.

Citizen participation application

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Incredible Images From Basking Shark Scotland

This is how I easily get absorbed in twitter!

Have a look around their website for more information and find out how to book your trip of a lifetime!

Basking shark & wildlife adventure boat tours from Oban, Scotland

http://baskingsharkscotland.co.uk/

Take a look at these tweets!

Aurora Over Scotland Thanks To Randy Bresnik on Twitter!

Scotland Sailings Aboard Paddle Steamer Waverley

WAVERLEY SPRING & WESTERN ISLES 2018
Waverley’s 2018 Spring & Western Isles timetable is online now! Please visit http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/plan-your-trip/scotland/ for more information and to book at 2017 prices.

Scotland Sailings – Paddle Steamer Waverley. Western Isles, Clyde, Glasgow, Waverley Excursions Ltd. Discover the Lochs and Islands. Boat, tours, cruises.

Source: Scotland sailings aboard Paddle Steamer Waverley

Winter Is Coming!

The first dusting of snow arrived yesterday, below is a stunning photograph of the  Ballymeanoch Standing Stones inspiring the Kilmartin Museum Winter images series. 

The two alignments at Ballymeanoch are the most visible part of a concentration of ancient monuments in the immediate area.

If you are in the area you must visit Kilmartin Glen, the Kilmartin Museum Cafe is open until Dec 23rd this year, so you can warm up with some tasty soup and do some Christmas shopping while you are there!

If you cannot visit just yet you can enjoy the series of winter images Kilmartin Museum are sharing on their Facebook page.
Kilmartin Glen is one of Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscapes. With over 800 historic monuments, cairns, standing stones, stone circles and rock art dating back over 5000 years!

Archaeology

http://www.kilmartin.org/events/