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Campbeltown economic summit must be more than 'talking shop'

The Scottish Government has announced an economic forum is to be held in Campbeltown to explore economic development opportunities following the announcement of possible redundancies at two of the town’s biggest employers.

Campbeltown Creamery set to close

First Milk has announced its intention to close Campbeltown Creamery, putting 14 jobs at risk. The Creamery was put up for sale in April 2018 when First Milk announced that it was not core to its business strategy for the future. 

SNP attempt to evade responsibility for budget problems

Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has criticised SNP politicians Mike Russell and Brendan O'Hara after they attempted to evade responsibility for the budget problems facing Argyll and Bute Council.

Mr Cameron said:

Good quality and accessible housing is a must

I was delighted to meet with Islay Development Initiative members in Bowmore today. I was given details on the planned development of the 264 acre Cornabus Forest site at the south west of Islay.

Transport System must deliver for Island and Rural Scotland

NFU Scotland has called on Scotland’s transport system to deliver reliable and cost-effective transportation between island, rural and semi-rural locations in order to underpin the agricultural and crofting businesses and communities at the heart of these areas.  NFU Scotland made the call after