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21st June 2022
 
Tarbert Fair 2022 – Change of dates! 🎢🎡🎈
Tarbert Fair will now be taking place on the 10th – 14th August.

This is slightly different from previous years as the fair usually occurs on the last weekend of July. The decision to change the original dates was made by the organisers of the event due to them facing unforeseen circumstances.

We trust this information will be of use to the community and encourage people to share the new dates with others. 😊
 
6th May 2022
Tarbert royalty revealed
Tarbert royalty revealed
Tarbert Seafood Festival is delighted to announce this year’s royal family.

Local businesses voted for Keira Guy to take the crown as this year’s Seafood Queen and following the Princess Disco held on Friday 6 May, she will joined by princesses Macey Fair and Caelyn Graham.

The theme for this year’s Seafood Festival which takes place on 2 and 3 July is Down on the Farm. This is the perfect time to start planning your costume for the legendary Seafood Festival parade.
 
26th April 2022
Down on the Farm for 2022 Seafood Festival!
Down on the Farm for 2022 Seafood Festival!
Hot off the press - were down on the farm for this years Tarbert Seafood Festival!

Whether youre up for a hoe down, are planning an amoooosing costume or are inventing a new farm animal - our favourite is a ewenicorn - we can promise you an amoosing couple of days!

This is the time to plan your costume and get ready for the best Seafood Festival in years!
 
17th February 2022
Kilberry Loop Sportive fires starting pistol for Tarbert festival calendar
Kilberry Loop Sportive fires starting pistol for Tarbert festival calendar
Kilberry Loop Sportive organisers have officially fired the starting pistol heralding Tarbert’s exciting festival programme by announcing its return on Saturday 6 August 2022.

This 40-mile ride, which is organised by the Mid Argyll Triathlon and Cycle Club and registered with British Cycling, has seen upwards of 90 cyclists head to the west coast village to take part in this friendly event since it was first held in 2018.

Now in its fifth year, the sportive starts and ends at The Gather, Tarbert, and is open to cyclists of all abilities. In 2021 the event included a new category for e-bikes which recognised their growing popularity for people who want to take up cycling and who wish to be part of this fun event.

The route itself is testing but the rewards are many, with breathtaking scenery at every turn and for those riders cycling in company and making the most of this enjoyable day, photo opportunities are endless with the perfect view around every corner! And for those cyclists who want to challenge themselves, the route is exciting enough to get the adrenaline flowing.

Event organiser John Hardie is looking forward to welcoming cyclists back to Tarbert saying: ‘We are keen that our fellow cyclists experience this stunning route. We were delighted to welcome almost 80 cyclists to Tarbert in 2021 and we hope we can beat this number in 2022. With entries opening early in the year we’re giving people an incentive to stick to their fitness regimes – we’re also looking forward to our more competitive riders achieving their personal best performances on the route.’

To find out more about the Kilberry Loop Sportive, including booking your place, visit British Cycling’s website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/256985/Kilberry-Loop-Sportive
 
4th January 2022
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope you had a wonderful festive season and are ready to face 2022 head on.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Tarbert this year to celebrate in one of our festivals.

Its been a long two years so heres to 2022 - we hope its your best year yet!
 
17th December 2021
Tarbert ensures there is plenty of Christmas cheer
Tarbert ensures there is plenty of Christmas cheer
If youre in Tarbert tonight (17 December 2021) then look out - Santa and his elves are on their way!

With COVID-19 continuing to challenge communities, Tarberts festival committee wanted to make sure the villages youngsters didnt miss out. So they gave Santa a call and hes just arrived!

Both HM Coastguard and Scottish Fire and Rescue are on hand to make sure Santa, and the community stay safe. He will be travelling with them all across the village, so make sure you listen out for him!

Please maintain social distancing and our elves will make sure everyone receives a gift from the man in red and white - were all on the NICE list this year!!
 
1st December 2021
Tarbert lights up for Christmas 2021
Tarbert lights up for Christmas 2021
Tarbert stepped into Christmas on Friday 26 November with the official switching on of the villages Christmas lights.

Tarbert is boasting three trees in the village with trees at the fire station and on the Beilding joining the main tree, in the heart of the village, to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

This year our Christmas tree has been created out of creels, a fitting reminder of the importance of the fishing industry to Tarbert. A huge thank you goes out to the volunteers who donated their time to build the tree and also to the fishermen who rallied round to supply fishing creels to make the tree absolutely perfect.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas - were sending you the very warmest of wishes from Tarbert.
 
11th November 2021
Winter Festival Cancelled
Winter Festival Cancelled
Unfortunately, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s winter festival as we know it.

There will be a switch on of the Christmas lights on Friday 26th November at 7.00pm and we hope you’ll all join us to see the village lit up in all its festive finery.

However, we won’t be leaving our younger residents disappointed as Santa WILL be visiting them later on in December - look out for details coming soon. Once again we will be touring round the village and making sure everyone receives a tasty gift from the man in red.

We will return to the winter festival we all know and love. Unfortunately this is not the time to do it. We want everyone in our community to remain happy and healthy at what will always be, the most wonderful time of the year.
 
3rd September 2021
Tarbert Music Festival 2021 Cancelled
Tarbert Music Festival 2021 Cancelled
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we are having to cancel this year’s Music Festival.



This is not the decision we wanted to take. However, with rising COVID-19 case numbers across Scotland we do not feel that having an event at this time is a responsible thing to do. The health of everyone in the village has been at the heart of our decision and while we were all looking forward to getting together to listen to some great music, and doing that Tarbert does best, unfortunately this isn’t the right time.



Thank you for your support and understanding and we’ll look forward to Tarbert Music Festival 2022 which is going to be bigger and better than ever!
 
20th August 2021
Tarbert Music Festival 2021
Tarbert Music Festival 2021
Were delighted to say this years Music Festival will take place on 18 and 19 September.

Saturdays venue will be the Marquee where Soap and Anavrin will play from 2.00pm - 6.00pm.

Sundays Beer on the Pier will be in its usual home on the quay and will be a family friendly event with music from Heron Valley and Treble Trouble from 2.00pm - 6.00pm. In addition there will be hot food on offer.

Both days will have a licenced bar, so come down and enjoy some great music, have a dance and meet up with friends old and new.
 
13th August 2021
Tarbert Music Festival Update
Tarbert Music Festival Update
Were still working out how this years Music Festival will look. We do know it wont be a normal festival but will be scaled back for 2021. Please watch this space for more information.
 
10th August 2021
Events return to Tarbert as cyclists get on their bike for the Kilberry Loop Sportive
Events return to Tarbert as cyclists get on their bike for the Kilberry Loop Sportive

There was excitement in the air as sporting events officially returned to Tarbert this weekend with over 70 cyclists heading out to take part in the 2021 Kilberry Loop Sportive on Saturday (7 August).



This 40-mile ride, organised by the Mid Argyll Triathlon and Cycle Club and registered with British Cycling has been a fixture on Tarbert’s events calendar since it was first staged in 2018.



Having been cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers have worked hard to make sure the event could go ahead under current Scottish Government restrictions.



The Kilberry Loop Sportive, which starts and ends at The Gather, Tarbert, is open to cyclists of all abilities and is the perfect first step on the road to competitive cycling. The route itself is testing but the rewards are huge, with breathtaking scenery from every angle. For those riders cycling in company and making the most of the opportunity to enjoy the day, the photo opportunities are endless. And for those cyclists who want to push themselves, the route is exciting enough to get the adrenaline flowing.



Event organiser John Hardie was delighted to see live events back in the village saying: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled at how today’s event has gone and I have to admit I felt quite emotional as the first riders left the start line.



‘The last year and half has been difficult but hopefully we are now back on the road to normality. I’d like to thank Phil and Corrin at The Gather who so warmly welcomed us, their hospitality has been second to none. A huge thanks to all our marshals all across the 40-mile-route who supported and cheered on our cyclists and whose smiling faces cheered everyone on, no matter how tired their legs were! To our registration team, first aiders, and of course our cyclists we really couldn’t do it without you. We hope you’ll all return in 2022 and bring your friends too!’
 
2nd July 2021
Registration open for Kilberry Loop Sportive
Registration open for Kilberry Loop Sportive
If you’re looking for a fitness challenge this summer then why not register for this year’s Kilberry Loop Sportive which will be held on Saturday 7th August?

This is a fun and friendly non-competitive 40-mile ride, organised by the Mid Argyll Triathlon & Cycle Club and registered with British Cycling which is open to cyclists of all abilities.

Starting at The Gather the sportive, which kicks off at 8.30am, first takes cyclists north, out of the village on the A83 before heading onto the B8024 (Kilberry) single track road. For competitive cyclists this is a challenging route, but for those who are taking it a bit easier there are lots of photo opportunities as breathtaking views over Jura, Islay and Gigha are around every corner. Cyclists then head east before following the coast road north, past Tarbert Golf Club, then turning back onto the A83 to return to The Gather.

You’ll find leaflets at various locations in the village, pick one up and give it someone you think might enjoy sharing this event with you.
To find out more about the Kilberry Loop Sportive, including booking your place, visit British Cycling’s website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/242171/Kilberry-Loop-Sportive
 
2nd June 2021
Return of Scottish Series in 2022
Return of Scottish Series in 2022
Were delighted to say Scottish Series will return to Tarbert in June 2022!

Exciting news from Scottish Series organisers who have confirmed the event will return to Loch Fyne, and home port of Tarbert for the 2022 event.

If youre a regular visitor to this event please note the later date which is 3rd - 6th June. This is due to the extra long weekend which will celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

Were already excited at the news, weve missed you guys - see you in June 2022.
More Details >
 
28th May 2021
Kilberry Loop Sportive is ON!
Kilberry Loop Sportive is ON!
We are delighted to say this years Kilberry Loop Sportive is going ahead on Saturday 7th August 2021.

This 40-mile ride, organised by the Mid Argyll Triathlon and Cycle Club and registered with British Cycling, has been a firm favourite with cyclists of all ages and abilities since it was first staged in 2018.

Starting at The Gather, Tarbert the sportive route first takes cyclists north, out of the village, on the A83 before heading onto the B8024 single track road. For competitive cyclists this is a challenging route, but for those who are taking it a bit easier there are lots of photo opportunities as breathtaking views over Jura, Islay and Gigha are around every corner. Cyclists then head east before following the West Loch Tarbert coast road north, past Tarbert Golf Club, before turning back onto the A83 to return to The Gather.

Event organiser John Hardie said he was: ‘Thrilled and delighted’, to be getting back to cycling following the cancellation of the 2020 event due to the pandemic.

He continued: ‘The Kilberry Loop has always been a fun, friendly event and this year we envisage an emphasis on having a great day out as we get used to being back together doing the things we enjoy.

‘And while the cyclists are out on the course there will be a warm welcome waiting for friends, family and anyone who wants to cheer the cyclists home, back at The Gather.’

‘The last year has been difficult but we’re now seeing a light at the end of the tunnel and I’d like to thank our sponsors Tarbert Enterprise Company (TEC), Tarbert Harbour Authority and William Duncan and Co for their continued support.’

To find out more about the Kilberry Loop Sportive, including booking your place, visit British Cycling’s website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/242171/Kilberry-Loop-Sportive
 
27th May 2021
Tarbert Music Festival
Tarbert Music Festival
We know you want details about this year’s festival. We wish we could give you some, but at the moment it’s too early to say.

We’re continuing to adhere to all the current Scottish Government guidelines and we’ve got our fingers crossed that the show will go on. Please keep watching our pages for updates.
 
18th March 2021
Tarbert Seafood Festival cancelled for 2021
Tarbert Seafood Festival cancelled for 2021
Organisers of Tarbert Seafood Festival have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s festival which was due to be held from 3rd – 4th July, in light of ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions around mass gatherings.

While this news will disappoint the hundreds of people who flock to Tarbert for this popular, family friendly weekend, the news isn’t all bad as organisers are confident this year’s Tarbert Music Festival will go ahead as planned from 17th – 20th September.

John Hardie of Tarbert Enterprise Company (TEC) said: ‘While the recent announcement from the Scottish Government on the roadmap out of lockdown, together with the fantastic work being done by the NHS with their vaccine roll-out is encouraging, unfortunately it wasn’t enough to allow us to hold this year’s Seafood Festival safely.

‘Even if we are in Tier 0, as is hoped, by the end of June, restrictions on numbers of people attending mass gatherings will still apply. The Seafood Festival is arguably one of Scotland’s friendliest festivals, with friends meeting up, milling around our many stalls and enjoying a drink in the sun while listening to live music, not to mention sampling some of the best seafood in the country. This atmosphere was not something we could compromise for 2021 but the 2022 Tarbert Seafood Festival will certainly be an event worth waiting for!

‘We very much look forward to meeting friends, old and new in September for this year’s music festival, it’ll be good for Tarbert to get back to doing what it does best – entertaining.’

The 2022 Tarbert Seafood Festival will be held over the weekend of 2nd – 3rd July 2022.

For more information on Tarbert’s festivals visit the Tarbert Festivals website at http://www.tarbertfestivals.co.uk
 
1st February 2021
Scottish Series moves to the Clyde for 2021
Scottish Series moves to the Clyde for 2021
Its with a great deal of disappointment that this years Scottish Series, which was due to take place from 28 - 31 May, has been moved to the Clyde.

This is the first year in the events history that it wont be run from its Tarbert home.

We know this must have been an incredibly difficult decision for the Scottish Series committee and we wish all the competitors taking part in this years event the very best of luck.

Stay safe and stay well and we look forward to welcoming you back to Tarbert in 2022.

https://www.scottishseries.info/blog/scottish-series-moving-for-21
 
4th January 2021
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year from all of us at Tarbert Festivals, we hope you have a happy, and more importantly, healthy 2021.

While restrictions are currently still in place, we hope it wont be too long until were able to welcome you back to Tarbert, and able to offer some of the best festivals on the west coast once again.
 
14th December 2020
SANTA VISIT BRINGS JOY TO TARBERT
SANTA VISIT BRINGS JOY TO TARBERT
There’s not been too much to smile about in 2020, but youngsters in Tarbert were treated to a very special visitor on Friday night (11 December) as Santa made a flying visit to the village.

He swapped his reindeer for a lift with Tarbert’s fire fighters and was accompanied by the local Coastguard too!

Santa’s route took him through the whole village, with his elves dropping treats at several points on the way, to make sure everyone who had turned out to wave got a sweet treat.

This year, in line with social distancing, Santa wasn’t able to speak to children, but as everyone knows, this year there’s no naughty list, so there will be something nice under trees across the village on Christmas morning.

Tarbert Festival Committee would like to thank everyone involved in making this happen including Tarbert Co-op, Scottish Fire and Rescue, HM Coastguard and to all the young people who waved, cheered and got excited!
 
6th December 2020
Tarbert prepares for a CREEL-y good Christmas
Tarbert prepares for a CREEL-y good Christmas
No carol singing, no Santa and no crowds eagerly anticipating the switch on of the Christmas lights. This year Tarbert swapped the usual festive celebrations for a stripped back start to what is normally the most exciting time of the year.

In the year where no festivals, events or mass gatherings took place, the village spread warmth and light in the only way Tarbert knows how, by radiating it from the heart of the community.

This year’s ‘tree’ has been constructed from creels, and decorated with lights. Built by local volunteers over the course of Saturday (5 December), it is a fitting centrepiece for a fishing village.

Tarbert Festivals Committee would like to thanks C & J Shellfish for donating the creels, Mellex for use of their cherry picker, Tarbert fire fighters for their building skills, Stewart McLean for his enthusiasm in moving this project forward, to everyone who supplied rolls and hot drinks to sustain the team during the day. And, a very special thanks to wee Mollie Jo for switching our lights on.
 
31st October 2020
Tarbert Enterprise Company selected for Co-op funding
Tarbert Enterprise Company selected for Co-op funding
We’re delighted to say Tarbert Enterprise Company (TEC) has been selected to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund.

TEC is the company behind our festivals and we are over the moon to have been selected, especially in this very difficult year.

As one of the three local community causes, Co-op members can select to support us between now and 23 October 2021. The more members who select us and shop with the Co-op, the more funding we’ll receive.

We would love to receive funding to help our volunteers continue to put on the best festivals in 2021. After a truly horrible 2020 we think our community deserves to party!

If you’re a Co-op member we would love to have your support. From the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU!
 
23rd October 2020
Looking forward to 2021
Looking forward to 2021
With no festivals in 2020 were feeling a bit deflated really. BUT, as were changing the clocks this weekend and heading into winter, our eyes are firmly fixed on 2021.

We hope to welcome you back to Tarbert in 2021 and are able to host our fabulous festival calendar.

We dont know yet what restrictions (if any) will be on outdoor events, but were very much looking forward to being able to have some of our favourite festivals back.

Having something positive to look forward to is important for us all.

Until we can be together again, stay well and stay safe.
 
12th June 2020
Kilberry Loop Sportive cancelled
Kilberry Loop Sportive cancelled
Unfortunately, due to ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions we are unable to run this years Kilberry Loop Sportive.

We hope you will be able to join us in August 2021 when we next get together to take on one of Argylls most enjoyable and scenic cycling events.
 
24th May 2020
Music Festival cancelled
Music Festival cancelled
Sadly, this years music festival has been cancelled. The 2021 event will take place from 17th - 19th September 2021.

Please check back early in the New Year for details of bands and remember, we cant wait to welcome you back to Tarbert!
 
21st March 2020
Seafood Festival postponed
Seafood Festival postponed
‼️SEAFOOD FESTIVAL POSTPONED‼️

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we have no choice but to postpone this years Seafood Festival.

Please note we have said postponed - should the situation change we will look at doing something later on in the year - if at all possible.

For the meantime stay safe and stay healthy - well see you on the other side.
 
20th March 2020
Scottish Series cancelled for 2020
Scottish Series cancelled for 2020
Terribly sad news from our friends at Scottish Series. Were already looking forward to welcoming you back to Tarbert in 2021.

Scottish Series 2020 - Notice of Cancellation

It is with a heavy heart that the organising committee of Scottish Series 2020 along with our valued partners at Tarbert Harbour regret to announce the cancellation of the 2020 event.

Prioritising the well-being of our communities at this time is of the utmost importance to us. We also realise that many of our partners, sponsors, suppliers and entrants impacted by the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) will quite simply not be ready by May and need to prioritise resources elsewhere.

Entrants and past participants will also receive an email with more details. The commodore of the Clyde Cruising Club has also made a statement regarding Scottish Series and other activities on the main club website which you read by clicking below.

Scottish Series will return on the 28-31 May 2021 and we look forward to seeing you there for an even bigger and better event. Thanks for your support and understanding.

https://www.clyde.org/
 
8th February 2020
Get on your bike for the third Kilberry Loop Sportive!
Get on your bike for the third Kilberry Loop Sportive!

One of Argyll’s most enjoyable cycling events will be back for 2020 with the news that entries for the Kilberry Loop Sportive have now opened. The announcement, which was made by event organisers, Mid Argyll Triathlon and Cycle Club, will see the Kilberry Loop Sportive return to Mid Argyll on Saturday 8 August.

Starting on the outskirts of Tarbert, at the Isthmus, the route heads north on the A83 towards Lochgilphead, before turning onto the B8024 where competitors will pedal through Ormsary and Kilberry before heading back to the finish in Tarbert. This is a stunning route and the views over the Sound of Jura to the islands of Islay and Gigha are a rich reward for screaming muscles on the testing climbs.

If you’d like to sign up for this year’s Kilberry Loop Sportive, or want more information visit
More Details >
 
13th January 2020
Peat and Diesel announced for Tarbert Music Festival 2020
Peat and Diesel announced for Tarbert Music Festival 2020
Its early in the year for a big announcement BUT Peat and Diesel have been announced as the headline band for this years Music Festival.

To say were excited is an understatement - this is going to be a fantastic night at our big gig. So if you want to be there then you need to get in quick as tickets are going to sell out fast.

Tickets priced at £25 are on sale now at Clachan Filling Station and D.McNair and Son, Campbeltown, as well as Kintyre Electrical and the Corner House in Tarbert.

We know where were going to be this Music Festival - what about you?
 
7th January 2020
Welcome 2020!
Welcome 2020!
We hope you had a great festive season and are all ready to head to Tarbert over the next few months for your favourite festival (or festivals!)

Weve got it all for you this year. From sailing to music and seafood to winter fun youll find events and festivals throughout the year. The one thing they all have in common is FUN!

What are you waiting for? Well see you soon.
 
23rd December 2019
'Tis the season!
'Tis the season!
On behalf of Tarbert Festivals committee, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to Tarbert in 2020 for your favourite event or festival.
 
8th December 2019
Christmas Fair kicks off the festive season
Christmas Fair kicks off the festive season
There were stalls, carol singers, elves, Santa and a village full of excited youngsters - the perfect recipe for the Christmas Fair!

The Templars Arts and Leisure Centre was packed with local artists, makers, bakers and organisations all with some special Christmas present ideas. It was the perfect place to shop small and support local this year.

Santa arrived in his own Coastguard vehicle before heading to the top floor of TALC where his grotto was decked out with lights and, of course, a big bag of presents for all Tarberts good boys and girls.

And then it was time for the light switch on. Primary school carol singers got the crowd feeling even more festive before this years Seafood Queen Nell Jackson Macfarlane and Councillor Anne Horn started the countdown to light up the village.

Thank you to everyone who came to support the event, our community is the best and we hope you had a wonderful evening.
 
13th November 2019
Santa Claus is coming to town!
Santa Claus is coming to town!
If youre already feeling stressed out about the coming Christmas season then dont worry, we hear you! Youll be delighted to know Tarbert Christmas Fair is back on Friday 6 December to banish those Christmas blues and leave you feeling festive!

Start your Christmas shopping in our fair which kicks off in the Templar Arts and Leisure Centre at 4pm. With stallholders selling a huge range of gifts youre sure to find something for everyone on your list. You can also feel good about buying from local crafters and sellers meaning youre helping small businesses and organisations by shopping local.

Of course we havent forgotten our younger visitors. Weve heard the man in red and white will be upstairs in his grotto, helped by his cheerful and hard working elves.

And youre going to love watching Tarberts Christmas lights being switched on around 6.30pm. Theres something very special about our village under twinkling lights.

So, make sure youre with us from 4pm on Friday 6 December and enjoy relaxed shopping, happy children and a beautiful village as the magic of Christmas comes to Tarbert.

See you there!
 
11th September 2019
Tarbert Music Festival - just around the corner!
Tarbert Music Festival - just around the corner!
Have you got your plans made for this years Music Festival? Check under the music festival tab to find all the bands and their venues from Friday - Sunday.

Weve got something for every taste so make a date with Tarbert and lets kick off autumn in style!

Keep an eye on the Tarbert Music Festival page for all the latest news and information. Well see you there!
 
10th July 2019
Tide Lines tickets going fast!
Tide Lines tickets going fast!
Did you get your tickets to see Tide Lines at this years Music Festival yet? Its going to be a sell out so make sure you get them now from Clachan Filling Station.

Dont miss this incredible gig!
 
3rd July 2019
SEAFOOD FESTIVAL BOUNTY FROM LOCAL SEAFOOD BUSINESSES
SEAFOOD FESTIVAL BOUNTY FROM LOCAL SEAFOOD BUSINESSES
With just over a week to go until this year’s Tarbert Seafood Festival two more local businesses have come forward to pledge money towards the village’s biggest annual family festival.

And it was all about family with brothers Jamie Duncan and Andrew McMillan donating £500 each from their businesses Loch Fyne Langoustines and Loch Fyne Seafarms to this year’s event which runs over the weekend of 6 and 7 July.

Presenting the cheque for £1000 to Tarbert Seafood Festival’s Duncan MacGregor and Margaret MacNeill, Andrew MacMillan said: “Tarbert Seafood Festival is very close to our hearts. Tarbert’s seafood is legendary, it’s an industry we love and the Seafood Festival is a celebration which brings the whole community together for two days of real family fun.”

Margaret MacNeill thanked Andrew and Jamie saying: “I am absolutely bowled over by the continued generosity of the village. Thank you so much to Loch Fyne Langoustines and Loch Fyne Seafarms for this money, which will go towards making next week’s festival the best one yet!”
 
24th May 2019
Tarbert Gun Club are right on target with charity fundraising
Tarbert Gun Club are right on target with charity fundraising
Community minded members of Tarbert Gun Club aimed high last week and raised £1,000 for two much loved organisations. Both Tarbert Seafood Festival and Lochgilphead’s MS Centre were awarded £500 each by the club following their annual charity shoot which took place on Sunday 12 May.

Tarbert Seafood Festival missed out on vital funding from Argyll and Bute Council earlier this year and has relied on the generosity of local businesses and organisations to ensure the festival, which is Tarbert’s most popular annual event, goes ahead as usual.

Tarbert Gun Club’s Brian Baird presented Duncan MacGregor of Tarbert Seafood Festival with their £500 cheque saying: “We’re delighted to help support the Seafood Festival and we hope this money goes some way to ensuring another weekend of family fun.”

Duncan MacGregor replied saying: “We’re incredibly grateful to the Gun Club for this substantial donation. Community funding is increasingly important to the sustainability of events such as the Seafood Festival and we’re delighted Tarbert Gun Club chose to give us this money.”

This year’s Tarbert Seafood Festival takes place on 6 – 7 July 2019.
 
23rd May 2019
Scottish Series is here!
Scottish Series is here!
The Scottish Series kicks off this weekend 23 - 27 May 2019. And, as well as all the thrills and spills out on the water, Scottish Series spells fun!

Theres a packed social programme including live music and, of course, delicious food too!

From breakfast to bedtime youll find something something going on over at the marquee - well see you there!
 
14th May 2019
2019 Royal Family announced...
2019 Royal Family announced...
Tarbert Seafood Festival is delighted to announce their royal family for the 2019 festival.

Nell Jackson MacFarlane will be our Seafood Queen with her pretty princesses Codi MacDougall and Farrah MacCallum.

Were very much looking forward to welcoming visitors from near and far to this years festival, which takes place on 6 and 7 July.
 
26th April 2019
Loch Fyne Viking Festival Workshops BOOK NOW!
Loch Fyne Viking Festival Workshops BOOK NOW!
Do you want to be part of this year’s Loch Fyne Viking Festival? Come to our workshops on 22 and 29 June and join us for some Viking flavoured fun!

We’re running two full days of workshops on Saturdays, to allow people from across the area to get involved, with those fabulous Glasgow Vikings who will help us all get creative, Viking style!

Our workshop on 22 June is:
10am - 12pm Dress Like a Viking
1pm - 3pm Viking Food

and 29 June for:
10am - 12pm Viking Jewellery
1pm - 3pm Viking Weapons

Each full-day workshop costs £7.50 per adult and £5.00 per child. For families with three or more children, just the first two will be eligible to pay.

Places are LIMITED so please contact the Viking Festival organisers via PM on their Facebook page.
More Details >
 
16th April 2019
Seafood Festival is catch of the day for Clyde Fishermen’s Association
Seafood Festival is catch of the day for Clyde Fishermen’s Association
One of Tarbert’s favourite events, Tarbert Seafood Festival is celebrating a much-needed cash injection having netted £2,000 from the Clyde Fishermen’s Association Tarbert Branch.

The festival was left counting the cost when it missed out on vital Argyll and Bute Council event funding earlier this year. However, since then various local organisations have pledged money to ensure the event goes ahead as expected.

The Seafood Festival is a firm favourite among locals and tourists alike, with two days dedicated to great seafood, entertainment and family fun.

Chair of the Clyde Fishermen’s Association Kenny MacNab presented the cheque to Tarbert Seafood Festival committee member Margaret MacNeill saying: “We were very disappointed to hear Tarbert Seafood Festival had failed to attract council funding this year. As a fishing community this is an event very close to our heart and we are delighted to help give organisers a boost to their fundraising efforts.”

Margaret MacNeill thanked Kenny saying, “On behalf of the Seafood Festival committee I’d like to thank Kenny and Clyde Fishermen’s Association Tarbert Branch for this very generous donation. Preparations are underway to ensure this year’s festival is the best one yet and we’re now counting down the weeks until 6th and 7th July when we welcome festival goers back to Tarbert.”

Photo: Kenny MacNab presents Margaret MacNeill with a cheque for £2,000
 
24th May 2012
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The current news of the sailing and social programme can be viewed on the Scottish Series page and Clyde Cruising Club websites. There is to be plenty going on during the day, fireworks in the late evening and music until late. See you there!!!
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