A proposal was received by Ardentinny Community Council by a company called Dawnfresh who wish to develop a Trout Farm south of Ardentinny. The Community Council have arranged an open meeting with representatives from Dawnfresh to give the residents the opportunity to discuss this and find out more. It will be held on Monday 11th March at 7pm in Ardentinny Village Hall. We hope you will come along and give your views and opinions.








On Monday evening the Ardentinny Community Council held their first meeting for 8 months. The meeting gave the opportunity for the Convener, Neil Robinson to introduce the new committee. 

The minute of the April meeting was adopted before going through the agenda which included a thank you to the outgoing committee and his hope that the existing committee can do as much for the village. 

The updates from some other Ardentinny Groups were given. They included Ardentinny Renewables Trust, Ardentinny Community Trust and Ardentinny Conservation Group. 

Neil informed that Marian Norris is willing to be co-opted onto the CC at the next meeting.  As volunteer minute taker, Eileen Connell will do this plus update the website and facebook. 

Details of the meeting will be included in the minute of the meeting when available. 


I just want to extend a big thank you to all the people who worked together to make the Festive Lunch a success on Friday 14th December


The event has developed from a collaboration between many of the groups along the Shore Villages and is part of the development of a shore collaboration which grew from meeting that was held in September 2017. Since then we have managed to develop a communities calendar and a The Shore  Directory of all the groups we have here locally .


For the lunch I would like to thank:


The Ardentinny Conservation and Heritage group and in particular Eileen and Marian who made the home-made soup using the ingredients provided by Ardentinny Community Council and the soup kettles which were loaned by Ardentinny Hall. Jo Carr organised the table decorations.


From Ardentinny, Sandra, Sadie and Roslyn who organised the successful tombola table


Blairmore Village Trust whose volunteers (Bridget, Ann, Gordon, Pat Moira, Iain and Cathie ) made the sandwiches using Blairmore Village Hall (who also provided the shortbread and table napkins) and Agnes who made the menu cards for each table.


The Hub, who meets at Blairmore Hall, provided the sparkling non-alcoholic wine which provided to be a big hit with everyone


Ardentinny Community Trust, who provided a stack of mince pies for everyone.


Lorraine, Mandy and Brian who provided the tea, milk and juice.


The Younger Hall, especially Russell and Helen who opened and prepared the hall in the morning.


A big thanks also to Kilmun Community Council, who, for the most part co-ordinated the event and Brian who was MC and Diane and me who helped with the raffle, serving, clearing up etc. A thanks too to Bob, our new National Park representative who donated, supported and helped us all with the event.


The Festive Lunch is self funded from the raffle and Tombola and this year we had terrific donations from many of our local business and individuals. We would like to extend a big thank you to:

Blairmore Gallery

The Strone Inn

Strone Post Office

Benmore and Kilmun Development Trust

The Wee Butcher,

Baileyfield Self catering

Iain and Catriona Darroch

And many individual residents who sourced and donated raffle prizes.


Lastly but certainly not least, a big thank you to the fiddler group for the music to keeping us entertained and to the children of Strone Primary who delighted and entertained us with their singing (and of course their teachers and helpers who made it happen!)


The funds that are left over are being carried over to next year’s lunch and to invest in,  for instance new table clothes, that can be used not only for the festive lunch but an be requested for other events that the halls may have. 


Wishing everyone a great Christmas and a Happy New Year 


Janet Holm





Ardentinny Village

Toast on the Beach

12 – 1p.m. Christmas Day


the car park by the picnic area

(just past the Bowling Club)


Bring your own Toast

Anything from Whiskey to Hot Chocolate

(and nibbles)


All welcome

Bring the whole family!



Ardentinny Community Council will have their first meeting with their new members on Monday 17th December at 7.30 in Ardentinny Village Hall.





As you are aware, at the moment there is no Ardentinny Community Council. Another bi-election will be held in the hope that people will come forward to form a CC. It has been confirmed that the election process will commence on 21st August with the posting of the Notice of Election. This means that nominations will open on 22nd August, closing on 6th September (at 4pm). The period of nomination will avoid School holidays as this has caused some concerns in the past.

The timetable now agreed is:

Wednesday 1 August 2018 Register in force

Tuesday 21 August 2018 Publication of Notice of Election

Thursday 6 September 2018 (4.00pm) Close of Nominations and withdrawal of Nomination Paper

Thursday 13 September 2018 Notice of Poll (if election contested)

Notice of Uncontested Election (if election uncontested)

Thursday 20 September 2018 Issue of Postal Ballot Papers

Thursday 4 October 2018 Election Day

Final Date for Receipt of Postal Ballot Papers

Friday 5 October 2018 Count of Votes




Sad to say that only 3 people put in nomination papers to enable Ardentinny Community Council to continue. We only needed one more person which is a shame. A lot of hard work has been done by previous community council members over the years and it is an important forum for liasing with other agencies to try to keep on top of issues which affect our village. 
There is a meeting of A&B council 0n 28th June when the matter will be discussed. One option would be that the CC is mothballed and another is that the boundaries are changed and Ardentinny will join with another CC.




The C3 - Ardentinny to Whistlefield  single track road, north of Dunoon, will be closed until at least lunch time tomorrow (Saturday) due to snow and an abandoned vehicle which is causing an obstruction.
Please drive carefully - many of our rural roads are precarious.

Message Sent By
Donald MacKay (Police, Constable, Argyll and West Dumbartonshire)




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