Local News

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.

Gourock Port downgrade bad for island economy.

Businesses trying to transport goods and animals to and from the Isle of Bute in HGV lorries were left behind when the Rothesay Ferries were disrupted last Friday (12th October) in the aftermath of Storm Callum.

Street lighting still not fixed

It's been nearly a month since myself and many of my constituents raised serious concerns about the broken street lighting In Port Ellen, Port Charlotte and Port Wemyss.

Island Roads becoming unpassable

Complainants continue to roll in from my constituents on the Isle of Gigha about the condition of their local road network some of which is becoming almost impassable.

Hospital Road resurfaced

Great news the Hospital Road in Bowmore is at long last being resurfaced.

This is fantastic news and will be well received by my constituents who have been quite rightfully contacting myself every week asking for this road to be resurfaced.

WW100: Islay Commemoration Service HMS Otranto

I was honoured to attend the recent WW100 Islay Commemoration Service HMS Otranto.

100 years ago, on the 6th October 1918, the Troopship HMS Otranto sunk off Islay's west coast, half a mile from Machir Bay. In this terrible tragedy almost 400 servicemen lost their lives.

Scottish Labour's Civil War

The continuing Labour party Civil War has expanded to an even greater magnitude. The latest episode in Labour's death spiral is taking place in their "Scottish branch office" as the Scottish Labour Party has recently axed of two of their prominent front benchers.