Local News

Tree planting in Bruichladdich

I was delighted to join in with the tree planting in Bruichladdich on the 3rd November.

It was great to work alongside the Woodland Trust and numerous local volunteers.

I'm looking forward to working with the Woodland Trust in the future.

Cllr Alastair Redman

Direct flights to Edinburgh welcomed

Loganair will be introducing a new direct air connection between Islay and Edinburgh in 2019.

Much like our ferry service, regular fights from Islay are not a luxury, they are an essential lifeline service.

Redman pushing for much needed repairs

I have been travelling to each part of Islay over the past few days catching up with my constituents, listening to their concerns and checking up on the progress of road and street lighting repairs.

Concerns over Universal Credit roll-out

Universal Credit, the new benefit designed to streamline the benefit process has come under criticism about the way it is being introduced, and the impact this is having on recipients.

Gigha primary school should be able to source local milk

I have been speaking at length with Argyll and Bute Council's policy lead for education Yvonne McNeilly about the ongoing issue in regards to the Gigha dairy being unable to sell milk to the local Gigha primary school.

Action needed on A83

My fellow Councillors and I unanimously agreed at the recent meeting of full Council, that action on the A83 is needed in response to the impact on residents and businesses of the most recent closure of the road.