We have red squirrels on the peninsula, so if you see one perhaps you’d like to report it here...
It was wet and windy, but that didn't deter folk from braving the elements. That's another 40 bags of rubbish off our shores and a Flapper Skate case was found meaning we are one step closer to getting official protection status for our Loch - amazing results all round!
Thanks everyone for looking, see you at the next Beach Clean (and thanks Kintraw crew for the lovely lunch!)
It's that time of year again! Beach Clean!
These beach cleans make such a difference to our local coastline and raise money for the school - if you're visiting come along and lend a hand.
Good luck to all our Craignish Primary and Senior school students who are competing in the Mid Argyll Music Festival this week. What a talented bunch you are, you make us proud every year!
Its been thrilling to see more and more otters racing around our Peninsula but they have absolutely no road sense what so ever, so please drive carefully. Three baby otters with their mum have been seen at Dunvullig Bay, up near the cemetery. And an otter has also been spotted racing past the school!
Last year the Lord of the Isles was a finalist...how amazing would it be this year if they could take an award back to Craobh Haven! The awards they are going for are:
Best Independent Bar
Best Gastro Pub
If you've ever visited please show your support and vote at: http://entertainmentawards.co.uk/vote-now/
It would mean the world to them, thank you very much.
Thanks to everyone who gave so generously at the Car Wash & Cafe fundraiser on Sunday. The children raised more than expected and are very excited about their upcoming trip to Benmore. Isn't it weird seeing all these shiny, clean cars in Ardfern?!
If you're in Ardfern on Sunday then you're in luck because Craignish Primary 6 & 7 children will be working very hard cleaning all and any vehicles that come their way at Ardfern Fire Station. And all in aid of their week long residential at Benmoor Outdoor Education Centre in June this year. Soup, rolls and cakes will be served at Craignish Primary School while you wait AND they are raffling off 2 hampers full of amazing prizes too.
Please come along to Ardfern Fire Station and Craignish Primary School and support the children and keep fingers crossed for sunshine!
We are immensely proud of our Ardfern Runners who ran a half marathon (for the first time!) in Glasgow on Sunday 1st October to raise funds for 3 charities - two of which were founded and are run by locals. Over £1500 has been raised (so far! we're still counting) for Feedback Madagascar, DARE Foundation and MIND UK. Well done guys!
This Sunday, 14th May starting 11am in Craobh Village near end of causeway we will be doing our second beach clean of the year. Soup and sandwiches for hungry volunteers kindly provided by Lord of the Isles at around 1pm. All volunteers very welcome (bring a wheel barrow if you have one to help clear the causeway). Gloves available and bags provided. This great community effort helps raise funds for our primary school. Any queries to Elaine Purdy-hope to see you there!
Photos from previous beach cleans in Craignish. The last photo was taken at Kintraw beach at the head of Loch Craignish on the 23rd May. The children are flying beachclean sarongs with the message SAY NO TO A PLASTIC SEA! an initiative by local artist and designer Hannah Tofts who is fighting against marine pollution: www.letsgotothebeach.org