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Document Digitisation service coming soon from Blue Dolphin IT

Blue Dolphin IT is pleased to announce a new service launching soon.

Our Document Digitisation service will allow us to take paperwork which is cluttering up your office, scan it and convert it to pdf format and the paperwork can then be returned to you for destruction along with a USB drive containing all of your data.

A non-disclosure agreement will be signed for each contract, ensuring that your information will be treated securely at every stage.

We’d love to hear some feedback from the local community for this. Would you be interested in this service? Whether it be scanning all of your company paperwork or digitising your grandmothers handwritten recipes to keep them safe for the future, we think this service could be of tremendous use to the local community.

As with all of our services, a 10% discount on rates (rates to be confirmed pending completion of equipment setup and testing) can be offered for charitable and third sector organisations.

Please drop them a comment/message on their Facebook Page or Contact them with your thoughts.

Argyll Bakeries Menu: Week Beginning 6th July 2020

Week commencing 6th July 2020 – Menu. Argyll Bakeries/Argyll Bakeries Facebook Page –  Now taking orders. Telephone 01586 553635

6th July

6th July

DELIVERY DAYS, TIMES AND MINIMUM ORDERS:

Campbeltown:
Deliveries available Monday to Friday
Minimum order – £10

Machrihanish, Stewarton, Sound of Kintyre and Kilkenzie:
Deliveries available on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Minimum order – £20

Southend

Deliveries available on Wednesday
Minimum order – £20

Peninver and Carradale
Deliveries available on Friday
Minimum order – £20

All deliveries are made late afternoon / evening.
 

Stay safe and thank you for your continued support.

Blockdown Challenge – All entrants and winners!

The Blockdown Challenge is over!

We had some absolutely fantastic entries, all of which are shown below.

ISLA’S KID ZONE

This last minute entry from Isla Anderson looks like loads of fun! We particularly love the handmade sign and the spotlight on top of the building, great attention to detail.

ROBBIE’S ROLLER COASTER

A K'nex rollercoaster

Meet  six year old Robbie Marrison and his adorable co-builder, Murphy the dog.

Robbie goes to Castlehill Primary 2  where I guess he studies architecture and theme park design because WOW! Look at that incredible K’nex rollercoaster!

Robbie and Murphy would like to say “Thank you to all the Key workers  and Charity’s that are providing so many fantastic services!! You are all doing a fantastic job.”

LUCY’S LORNE AND LOWLAND CHURCH


Lucy McFadzean, aged nine, created this incredible Lego version of Campbeltown’s beautiful Lorne & Lowland church. The attention to detail in this build is simply amazing.

CARLA’S COLOURFUL HOUSE

A Lego house

Nine year old Carla Renton built this beautiful, colourful house.

There’s a ton of details in this one and we really loved seeing all the minifigures set up, painting and horse riding and about to head out on a scooter. Looks like a fun day!

Carla would like to offer “A huge thank you to all the Key Workers in our local community, you are doing a fantastic job.”

NEIL’S LEGO CITY

Neil Watson, aged six, has spent a portion of his time in lockdown building an entire Lego city!

There’s a train station and cargo yard, a farm with a vegetable garden and watering system and a police station with fire and police vehicles.

Neil’s mum works for the NHS (thank you so much for all you do!) and they are “grateful to everyone that’s keeping essential services running but especially supermarket staff who have been subjected to such abuse but put themselves at risk every day so that we can all eat.”

We agree wholeheartedly, Neil.

KYLE’S LOCKDOWN LODGES


Eight year old Kyle Gosling from Carradale sent us pictures of his brilliant Lockdown Lodges 2020. The Lego holiday village is powered by wind turbine and has zip lines to travel from lodge to lodge. We’d definitely like a long weekend there!

Kyle and his mum, Bryony, “would like to say a huge thank you all the frontline health workers who are helping to keep everyone safe during this awful time.”

It took a lot of head scratching, sitting up until the wee hours staring at the pictures. We deliberated, we cogitated, we caffeinated and eventually we decided on our three winners. All of the builds were utterly wonderful but we had to pick three and so, without further ado…

CARLA, LUCY AND ROBBIE ARE OUR WINNERS!

Well done to everyone who entered and to our winners, we’ll be in touch with your parents to send out your prizes.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and keep your eyes peeled for more fun activities and competitions in the future!

Disinfection of large areas (COVID-19)

The A.Thompson Plastering & Decorating new bio spray fog machines are of the highest spec and offer the best in terms of volume, rate and coverage.

Each having its own programmable indoor rotation setting with an indoor volume of 0-1000m3. This is an option for prolonged, unmanned cleaning of high risk areas automatically and can be set to respray periodically, Interchangeable to being handheld or with a lance with an active mist projection of 15 meters.

With options of either dry fog or wet fog, and at a particle size of 7 – 20 microns, this insures even the smallest, tightest crevices are 100% sanitized. We can even be on hand to spray any large orders that come in before human contact.

The handheld option makes it ideal for sanitizing shared work vehicles and public transport vehicles, also including emergency service vehicles. A car for example would take under 1 hour and be re-usable totally sanitary, dry and unhindered after another following hour.

We use the worlds most advanced silver stabilized hydrogen peroxide. pH Neutral When Dosed. Totally non Toxic. When correctly applied to water, air or any surface, will disinfect through an oxidisation process and continue to safely provide unrivalled residual performance.

If you would like any more information on this, please contact them

The Blockdown Challenge

As lockdown continues across the UK, it’s fair to say that some parents are struggling to keep the kids entertained. Homeschooling takes up a chunk of the day and there are tons of books, DVDs,  video games and craft projects on the go but we’re still faced with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all piled on top of each other in the same house. 

In a bid to stave off the cabin fever, my son and I started work on a little project we’ve toyed with for a while. We are now in the beginning stages of building a massive, cross-franchise Lego battlefield which has taken over our coffee table.

Marvel, DC, Halo, Lego originals, all genres and all manner of blocks are in use to create a scene which encompasses many of our geeky interests. It’s been a lot of fun for us both!

As we build, we tend to watch other Lego fans on Youtube and seeing all of the amazing customs out there got me to thinking. So, kids of all ages, we’re issuing you a challenge. What can you build?

You can use Lego, Duplo, Mega Blox, Kreo, wooden building blocks, K’next, whatever you like. Make something amazing and send your name and a picture to [email protected] and we’ll put together a gallery of the images and show the world your awesome builds!

Along with your name and picture, please feel free to include a little note to say thank you to all of the keyworkers and maybe share a link to any charity or fundraising effort that you might particularly like to see people supported.

As an incentive to get you building, we’ve got three awesome Lego sets to send out to three lucky winners. All builds will be added to the gallery as we go and we’ll base the decision on a mix of personal judgement and public opinion, so make sure to tell your friends to like and comment.

All entries to be in by 31st May, which gives you lots of time to make something amazing. Get building!

Tell the NHS about your current experience of coronavirus

A survey that will help the NHS understand more about how and where coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting people now.

By answering some quick questions, you can help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus.

The NHS especially wants to hear from you if you have symptoms, no matter how mild. But it also helps if you let us know if you’re feeling OK.

To take the survey click here. (link to NHS Survey)

Answers are not shared beyond the NHS and trusted organisations working directly with the NHS in response to coronavirus.

McIvors – Product List (As of 7th April 2020)

McIvors offer free local delivery for their fruit & veg boxes, with the following options available, subject to market availability:

Call 01586 552386 to order.

VEG BOX – £10.00

Potatoes (2kg)
Carrots (500g)
Savoy cabbage (500g)
Turnip (500g)
Courgettes (400g)
Broccoli (350g)
Leeks (350g)
Cauliflower (1 whole)
Onions (3 medium)
Parsley (1 bunch)

FRUIT & VEG BOX – £15.00

Everything included in the Veg Box above, with the addition of:
Apples (3)
Bananas (3)
Satsumas (5)
Pears (3)
Kiwi fruit (2)
Plums (3)

FRUIT, VEG & SALAD BOX – £20.00

Everything included in the Fruit & Veg Box above, with the addition of:

Iceberg lettuce (1)
Cucumber (1)
Pepper (1)
Tomatoes (4)
Spring onions (4)
Head of celery (1)

Ask about available add-ons, including morning rolls, Kintyre Free Range eggs, Gigha milk, home baking and Inverlochy cheese.

Call 01586 552386 to order.