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June 2018 CHILDREN INVITED TO JOIN MISCHIEF MAKERS AT LIVE ARGYLL LIBRARIES
LiveArgyll Libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018.
The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The theme for the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved children's title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary.
June 2018 KERRIE NOOR!
LiveArgyll are delighted to announce that on 20th June author Kerrie Noor will visit Lochgilphead Library at 7.30pm. Members of the local community will have the opportunity to enjoy an entertaining evening, including the launch of Kerrie’s latest novel, book signings, fun, chat and maybe even a few belly-dancing moves thrown in for good measure!
Jun 2018 ST MUN'S WIN PRIMARY 7 VOLLEYBALL COMPETITION
Four local primary schools went head to head on Tuesday 29th May, to compete in an annual Primary 7 volleyball tournament. Sandbank, St. Mun’s, and Dunoon joined with hosts Kirn Primary in their excellent new facilities. It was obvious from the start that there would be no clear winner. After the early rounds, so many teams were on an equal footing, that the points from each game had to be double checked to clarify who would go through to the next stage.
Kirn 1 and Dunoon 1 fought for third place, with Dunoon edging ahead to win the game. The final was tense, the hall unusually quiet for the 70 pupils it housed. Kirn 2 took on St. Mun’s 2 and the score flicked back and forth by one point for most of the match. Mark Richardson from Kirn made repeatedly excellent serves and the Active Schools team agreed that he was the player of the tournament. However, the calm and composed St. Mun’s team held their nerve and Captain Graham Purdie led them to victory, winning the game by four points and lifting the trophy.
Many thanks from the Liveargyll Active Schools to Kirn Primary for hosting the event and to Lucie Noakes and Nuala Neary for kindly giving up their time to help on the day.
May 2018 TIREE LIBRARY REOPENS FOLLOWING FULL REFURBISHMENT
Following significant investment by LiveArgyll, Tiree Library has reopened after a full refit.
The work undertaken at the library, forms part of LiveArgyll’s ambitious plans to provide high quality 21st century library services for all residents and visitors. Colourful and modern new furniture is in place, new bookshelves and an extensive stock of books including adults, children’s, fiction and non-fiction.
The much needed facility will act as one of the key social and learning hubs for the community.
Another exciting development in the coming months will be the provision of the library’s public network with access to state of the art computers and free wi-fi. Partnerships will also be at the heart of the work of the library service and we would like to hear from you if your organisation would like to work with us to broaden the range of services, programmes and initiatives on offer.
Full details will shortly be released of the programme of activities to celebrate the re-opening including the launch of the annual Summer Reading Challenge for children.
Residents are urged to pay the new look Tiree library a visit. The library is located in the building that was previously the Pre 5 unit at Tiree High School.
May 2018 REFER A FRIEND WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Congratulations to all our winners! The prize draw is complete, and our Business Development Manager, Nicola Hackett drew the winners with some help from our mascot Live Argyll Logan! See the draw results here.
Apr 2018 ABBAMANIA!
Coming soon to the newly refurbished Queens Hall in Dunoon, Corran Halls in Oban and the Victoria Hall in Campbeltown. We have a sneak peek of what promises to be a fantastic night! Check out our facebook pages for more information on your local show, and for a chance to win tickets to the show at the Queens Hall!
Apr 2018 Love Libraries!
Lots of information in this fantastic short film about our Live Argyll Libraries...
Mar 2018 Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships
Hermitage Academy have had a large focus on indoor rowing this year, an initiative which Active Schools have supported the school with. The school entered into the Scottish Rowing Indoor League and had great success!
Dec 2017 Exiled Scot Returns
A Scottish emigrant to the U.S.A. is returning home to help commemorate the hundred years since the first British women won the vote.
October 2017 LiveArgyll Launch Successful
LiveArgyll official launch was held on Monday 2nd October in Helensburgh. Have a look at the official press release here.