News in brief: New times for library, park fund-raisers, residencies for artists

Revised opening hours have been announced by Cove library, which has been run by volunteers since it was closed by Argyll and Bute Council four years ago.

The library is based in Cove Burgh Hall, also run by the community after the council threatened to close it in a public meeting when the then councillor, Paul Coleshill, gave an assurance that the library would remain open with its rent supporting the hall.

The new opening hours are Mondays 2pm – 5pm, Wednesdays 10am-4pm, Fridays 10am-1pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm.

Additional fund-raising events are being planned by the team planning a £100,000 refurbishment of Craigrownie Park.

A total of £1,602 was raised at the recent country fayre, and a sponsored walk starting and finishing at the park is planned for October 26.

There will also be a Hallowe’en party in the burgh hall on October 30 and a family ceilidh disco on December 13; applications are under way for Armed Forces Community Covenant fund and the Awards for All grants.

Applications are being invited for Cove Park’s crafts, literature and visual arts residency programmes in 2015.

The programmes are available between May and September and emerging and established, national and international artists are all welcome to apply.

Guidelines are available here.


  1. Cllr Coleshill was replaced by another cllr and a different administration was chosen by the ellectorate, why not name the cllr who cut the funds?

    • Tony: The council structure has changed since then; Paul Coleshill was the only representative at the time for Kilcreggan but the village is now part of a larger, multi-member ward which is represented by George Freeman, Maurice Corry and Robert MacIntyre. I cannot remember any of them making public promises about the library in the way that Cllr Coleshill did (in a very full public meeting) but would be interested to hear if they did so.

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