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Ardentinny Community Council

Your weekly news update Friday 14th June 2024


Hi All,

Here is the weekly news from the Ardentinny Community Council and the Village Hall.

Tomorrow Saturday (15 June) is Quiz Night at the Village Hall, come and test your knowledge of Food and Drink (doors open at 7pm for 7.30 pm start), plus a Bonus Ball Competition so bring some extra cash. More info below.


Ardentinny Community Council News


AGM and Ordinary Meeting of Ardentinny Community Council Tuesday June 11th 2024

Thanks to those who attended the AGM and public meeting, please find attached the minutes of the AGM and the Ordinary Meeting.



Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally - Road Closures Larach 22 June 2024

A reminder that the road will be closed from the Village Hall turn off to the Whistlefield Inn over the Larach on Saturday 22 June. Road closes at 10.25 am and reopens at 19.53 in the evening.

Note – potential residents access window: From 14:07 to 15:11. If you are a resident that has any queries relating to the rally please email:



We received good news that we have been awarded funds for two defibrillators from the sale of the Highgate Hall. Thanks go to Neil Robinson and Anne Wood for writing up the successful applications on behalf of the Village Hall Management Team last year. One will be placed outside the Village Hall and the other at the FLS toilet block at the beach, once the funds have been released by the Highgate Hall Trustees.

We have also registered the existing defibrillator that is located at the Old Ferry building opposite the entry to the Outdoor Centre on  . This website also tells you where the other defibrillators are located UK wide (if registered of course).


Historic Kilmun - Saturday 15th June 

Book Sale 12:30 – 14:30.

Followed at 14.30 by our regular half hour Water Organ recital this month with Frank Barclay

Free to enter but donations are gratefully accepted. Refreshments are available. We do hope to see you there! 

The full calendar of events is published and updated on our website


UK General Election Thursday 4th July

If you plan to vote, make sure you are registered to vote before Tuesday 18th June at 5pm. You can do it online here is the link; Register to Vote (make sure you choose Scotland as your location).

If you are planning to vote in person at a UK General Election you need to bring photo ID to the polling station, which is Ardentinny Village Hall. There are several different types of photo ID that you can use (e.g. Passport, Driving licence, National Entitlement Card (bus pass)). If you don’t have any photo ID, you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate instead – but make sure you do so before 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.  Find out more and apply at the Electoral Commission website (make sure you choose Scotland as your location).

If you’re away on Polling Day, or can’t get to a polling station in person, you still have other choices.

You can apply for a postal vote for this election before 5pm on Wednesday 19 June. Another option is to request a proxy vote, where someone else goes to the polling station to vote on your behalf. The deadline for proxy applications is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

The polling station will be open from 7am to 10pm at the Village Hall.


Roadworks – FLS road from village hall through to the Beach, work starts 13 May 2024

No progress on the works from Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) who indicated that starting Monday 13 May 2024 there will be Civil Engineering work on the road past the village hall to the beach. Apparently, there are issues with the contract between the Contractor and FLS which still need to be resolved. Will keep you posted if we hear any updates.


Proposed Windfarm - Giants Burn, Sandbank

You may have the seen a proposal for a windfarm development recently across social media and/or via a letter in the post. Public exhibitions have recently been held but if you missed them there is information on their webpage -


The proposed wind farm is located 2.1km north-west of Dunoon and 1.5km south-west of Sandbank.


Ardentinny Community Council would be interested in your views as residents, whether they be for or against the proposed windfarm. It would give us a feel for the general view of the village and could be useful if we are approached in the future as to the views of locals.

You can send us your views at the usual email address –


A Combined Community Council, Dunoon to Gourock Ferry Service Survey

Representatives of a number of Cowal Community Councils (including Ardentinny) and Gourock Community Council met recently to discuss the town centre to town centre ferry route.

In order to gauge local opinion, they have prepared a very short survey that simply asks if residents would like to have a better service than the current one. Dunoon Community Council are kindly hosting the survey.

Please fill this in and the group will use the results to decide the way forward. Here is the link to the survey


Ardentinny Community Council Facebook page and Website

The Community Council website can be found here -

The Facebook page has been updated, search for Ardentinny Community Council and we have an Instagram site under the same name.






Village Hall Weekly News



The next monthly Village Hall Quiz is this Saturday 15th June don’t miss out – put it in your diary now! This week it’s a Quiz on ‘Food and Drink’ hosted by John Brint – Remember to bring your own drinks and snacks. Looking forward to a fun evening with lots of laughs, so forget the TV and come out and enjoy yourself for a change. £2.50 for members and £3.00 for non-members. Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.



Many thanks those who have already paid your Membership fees – most should now have received their new Membership Cards. If you have already paid but haven’t yet received your new Membership Card then please send us an email or speak to one of the trustees It’s still not too late to become a member - it’s just £12 per year (£1 per month).


Ardentinny Hall Association

Account Number 00123850

Sort Code 80-13-46


If you are paying for more than one person then please email us at please write the first line of your address as a reference and list the names of those that you are paying for.


Cheques can also be posted to the hall Treasurer:

Helen West, Dalrymple, Ardentinny, PA23 8TS


Bank Account

Since the new management team took office back in March, we have been struggling with the bank to get new signatories in place, finally this week we have manged it! This has been holding us up from implementing some of our new plans for the future but hopefully we can now pick up the pace a little.  As we said in previous emails, we hope to shortly be announcing new events and unveiling our new plans to improve the hall. With full control of the finances now in place we look forward to some exciting times ahead.


Below is a list of the regular hall events with contact details. You can also find this on the Ardentinny Community Council web site.


That’s all for now

Mark Rowthorn (Chairman), Brian Hillesdon (Secretary), Helen West (Treasurer), Elsbeth Brint and Dee Robinson




Weekly Groups

Ardentinny Village Hall

17th June-23th June 2024

Village hall membership information



Membership £12 per year

from 1st April each year

Pay directly into the hall account with the details below.

Please write the first line of your address as the reference and then email your name and the name of anyone else you are paying including the reference that this has been done to:

Ardentinny Hall Association

A/c:  00123850

Sort:  80-13-46


Ukulele/Music group

Please join us on from 17.30-19.30. 

Following our successful live debut at the bowling club, we are currently running a beginner session. 

All abilities welcome, spare instruments available. 

£3 per session, tea/coffee included.

Email :- 

for further info.



10.30 am – 12.30pm

£3 per person.

Contact for more info- 

Anne Wood

07894 274422






7pm – 9pm

All welcome for a chat and a cuppa and friendly help with your knitting/ crochet/ quilting etc. Anyone who has a hobby or would just like to drop in and meet people, please call in.

Contact Margo Hendry 01369 810262

£3 per person.



Heavenly Mountain Gate Tai-Chi Chuan (Yang Tradition)

6.30pm – 7.30pm

£5 per person

Contact Bryan on 07813 374879 for new enquiries.


private function



Hiring the village hall

private function

private function

Contact for more information

£100 Per day

£50 1/2 day