Gartorag – the Village Newspaper

Gartorag is produced every two months by a team of volunteers, all of whom live in, or very close to, Gartocharn. The first edition was printed in October 2014 by James McVicar Printers, Glasgow.

The paper, priced at £1.00, covers the Kilmaronock parish area and covers a wide range of topical subjects

Contributions to the publication are always welcome and can be sent by e-mail or placed in the Gartorag box in the Village Shop.


Team Gartorag

  • Sandra Akhurst
  • Elaine Ellen
  • Sheila Watson
  • Official Photographer: Doug Akhurst



To guarantee always receiving a copy of Gartorag we recommend you take out an annual subscription – gift subscriptions are also available.

Subscriptions run from October - August (six issues). If you would like to take out a subscription please contact Elaine.


Sales Outlets

  • Lomond View Stores in Gartocharn
  • Loch Lomond Homes and Gardens Centre
  • Lomond Country Store at Ballagan (Reid & Robertson)
  • The Friday Coffee Morning in the Millennium Hall