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Anger at recycling facilities misuse

I was very angry to hear from local residents in Portnahaven that their recycling bins have been used by numerous motorhomes for disposing of general waste, including food waste.

New figures reveal £220M gap in this years budget

Scotland’s public services are set to suffer to the tune of £1.7 billion over the next five years, official figures confirmed today.

The gaping hole was revealed as it was confirmed the SNP is on course to collect significantly less in tax revenues that it had anticipated.

Action needed on dog fouling

It was great to meet so many of my constituents at my recent Portnahaven surgery in Portnahaven Stores. It's fantastic to see the shelves so well stocked and Karen's prices are certainly better than my old prices.

Increased pay for NHS workers

Using the funds that the Chancellor allocated at the Budget, we've set out proposals that will see wage rises of between 6.5 per cent and 29 per cent for over 1.1 million NHS workers in England

Plague of potholes across Islay

I have been out and about Islay the past week speaking to my constituents, visiting local businesses and monitoring the roads department's progress with road repairs.

Good welcome for new UK citizen

 It was a great honour to participate in the Citizenship Ceremony for Yuqing Zhang and I wish her well in her future role as a citizen of the United Kingdom.

Yuqing is better known locally as Carol and has lived in Dunoon for some time.