Community Council By-Elections - Thursday 10 November 2016

By-Elections are being held across Argyll and Bute to fill vacancies on Community Councils.

If you are interested in standing for election please contact your Community Council as soon as possible, or contact the election office via email  or telephone 01546 604401.




The second funding round of the Carraig Gheal Wind Fram Community Benefit Fund main grant scheme is now open for applications. GRANTS FROM £251 - £7000. For further information please click link to flyer below.

CGWFCBF Grants 2nd round poster (1).pdf

"10 Things To Do" if you're staying in Taynuilt during 2016

1.  Shinty is a highly popular sport in our part of the country and there are regular cup and league matches throughout the shinty season between March and October.  There are several local senior teams including Taynuilt and last year our village proudly hosted the Celtic Society Cup final and a Camanachd Cup semi-final at the well-maintained Taynuilt Playing Fields.

 Following on from last year's successful "Decade" concert to mark their 10th anniversary, the popular band Skerryvore will be organising an "Oban Live" event at Oban's Mossfield Park on May 13th and 14th.

 Oban's Festival Of The Sea, organised by the Scottish Association For Marine Science, will take place between May 27th and 29th. The festival celebrates the beauty, diversity, power and productivity of the sea surrounding Oban and Lorn with events of interest for all age groups.

4.  This year's Oban Provincial Mod will take place on June 3rd and 4th. With adults and children participating, the Mod encourages the use and development of the Gaelic language through solo, choral and instrumental competitions.

5.  Every July, Oban Saints AFC hosts a one-day football tournament in Oban and in recent years several senior Scottish football teams have taken part in this popular competition, much to the delight of local football enthusiasts and visitors alike.  Last year, Edinburgh club Heart of Midlothian lifted the D & K Lafferty Cup with Dundee United, St Johnstone, Hamilton Academical and Alloa Athletic all providing stiff opposition.  This year's tournament is expected to be held on July 2nd (subject to confirmation).

 Highland Games always provide a great day out for all the family and attract many visitors and competitors from all over the world.  Events include piping, highland dancing and track & field competitions and there are usually stalls and attractions at each venue.  There are a number of Games within easy reach of Taynuilt including the Inveraray Highland Games (July 19th), Taynuilt Highland Games (July 23rd), Kilmore & Kilbride Highland Games (July 30th) and the Argyllshire Gathering in Oban (August 25th).  

 West Highland Yachting Week in Oban is Scotland's largest yachting event and this year the event will be held between July 30th and August 5th.  Based around Craobh Marina, Oban and Tobermory, it provides a spectacle of sail amidst fabulous scenery off the west coast of Scotland.

 The "Best Of The West" Festival, held in the grounds of Inveraray Castle, is a two-day festival which showcases the food, drink and music of Argyll.  The event always produces an impressive line-up of musicians and bands, with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Skerryvore and Skipinnish having previously appeared.  This year's festival is being held on September 10th and 11th.

 The World Stone Skimming Championships will take place on September 25th on Easdale Island, near Oban.  The island was once the centre of a thriving Scottish slate mining industry and one of its disused quarries forms the perfect arena for this popular event which attracts competitors from abroad.

 Oban's Winter Festival is normally held over ten days in late November with markets, parades, ceilidhs, live music, exhibitions, etc. organised at venues in Oban.  The varied programme normally concludes with events celebrating St Andrew's Day.

Taynuilt Community Council: Community Payback

Would you, or someone you know, benefit from work done by the Community Payback Team?

Community Payback is a scheme whereby offenders, subject to an unpaid work order imposed by a Sheriff as a means of Community reparation for misconduct, carry out SUPERVISED work activities of benefit to the community.

Please click the following doc. link for detailsT.C.C.Community Payback

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