Kintyre Recycling Festive Kerbside Collections

Special Announcement!

The West Side Kerbside collection that was due on Monday December 26th has been rescheduled for Thursday December 29th. Please note change of date.

The East Side and Carradale Kerbside will be collected on Tuesday December 27th as scheduled and not as printed in the Courier.

Useful Campbeltown numbers and location maps

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Health Centre (Doctors) +44 (0) 1586 552105 Map
Hospital +44 (0) 1586 552224 Map
Emergency Services 999
Urgent Healthcare 111
Fire Service +44 (0) 1586 552222
Police Office +44 (0) 1586 862200 Map
Electricity Distribution - Scottish Hydro +44 (0) 800 300 999
Harbour Master +44 (0) 1586 552552 Map
Marine VHF Radio Channels 12, 13, 16
Argyll FM (106.5 107.1 107.7) +44 1586 551800 Map
Campbeltown Flights +44 (0) 1586 552571 Map
Campbeltown Airport +44 (0) 1586 553797 Map
Tourist Information Centre +44 (0) 1586 552056 fax 553291 Map
Library +44 (0) 1586 552366 Map
Argyll & Bute Council +44 (0) 1586 553313 Map
Post Office (Co-op, Longrow) +44 (0) 1586 554721 Map
Town Centre Map
Local Newspaper (Campbeltown Courier) +44 (0) 1586 554646 Map
Time Bank +44 (0) 1586 554744 Map
Food Bank Tel. 01586 554744 Map
The Fresh Connection, Teleflorist Tel. 01586 553220 Map
Grant Logan, Goldsmith Tel. 01586 553588 Map

Campbeltown Heritage Trail - Last One This Year

The last Campbeltown Heritage Trail of the year (31 Aug 2016 - 14:00) sets off from outside the Aqualibrium, Kinloch Road, Campbeltown. The tour lasts approximately one hour and cover the main aspects of Campbeltown's history. There is no need to book your place in advance.

Townscape Heritage Initiative Celebration

Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI)


The drop-in CELEBRATION EVENT is in the newly refurbished Campbeltown Town Hall from 12pm to 6pm on Thursday 7th July 2016.


Take a look back at the history of the project and what is planned for the future through the new Campbeltown Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) (2015-2020).

Includes launch of the new CARS Small Grant scheme and exclusive archive material from the formation of Longrow South (1907-1909)

Light refreshments will be available

For more information telephone: 01586 559048
or email

Greencycle Kintyre & Kintyre Recycling

The email group Greencycle Kintyre, formerly known as Freecycle Kintyre, has been running since 2005 to reduce the waste of energy and resources that occurs whenever an item goes to landfill. Its objective is to match potential new users of various items with others who have finished using them. "Don't throw it away, give it away" is its tag line. Now, in common with many email groups, its use has declined dramatically, as has support from loss-making parent Yahoo Groups.

In 2006, Kintyre Recycling Limited started up, providing recycling services to the Kintyre peninsula and operating as a social enterprise. It provides employment to people with various specific needs and a range of abilities, offering kerbside recycling services to South Kintyre households, and servicing of "bring" sites in the A83 corridor from Kintyre up to Arrochar. All the recyclates collected are quality sorted and sold on.  It's tag line is "Don't let a good thing go to waste".

Both Greencycle Kintyre and Kintyre Recycling help households to make a difference to the environment by reusing more of what they already have. Now, in 2016, whilst the use of email groups is declining, the need for more comprehensive re-use facilities is expanding. To this end, Kintyre Recycling has purchased land and is pursuing plans for a purpose-built unit with a display area for re-usable goods. With a view to marketing, Zero Waste Heroes volunteer Siyao Li has made a short film highlighting the social and economic benefits of recycling in Kintyre. See this at p=543. You can see why new premises are absolutely needed!

It has become obvious that the two groups share a common objective. The arrival of Zero Waste Heroes on the scene in 2015 (a project led by Inspiralba, a Kintyre Recycling partner for many years) has helped to solidify thinking about the way forward. On behalf of the members of both organizations, the board and management of Greencycle Kintyre and Kintyre Recycling have decided to merge. The combined membership lists will be more effective together than if they remain separate as we seek to facilitate far more re-use of household items than currently takes place. The merger will occur during May 2016, when the Greencycle Kintyre email list will be renamed and become operated by Kintyre Recycling. It will be upgraded to a purpose-built Freegle system as soon as this is available.

Links to further information: index.html ZeroWasteHeroesSK/
Greencycle Kintyre