Local News

Postponed maintenance now needs to be addressed

With lockdown starting to ease many of my constituents are increasingly raising concerns about local and trunk road conditions, grass verges that need cutting, ditches/culverts and drains that are becoming overgrown and flooded and the need for long overdue maintenance at our many graveyards and

Eat out to help local businesses

Two local politicians are encouraging local eateries, and their customers, to take advantage of the Government’s new “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme.

The scheme offers a discount to diners every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, of up to 50% of the cost of their meal.

Please take your litter home!

Two local elected representatives have expressed concern about a growing problem with littering in some parts of Argyll and Bute after receiving complaints from constituents.

Sunak delivers a Plan for Jobs

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a number of unprecedented measures, and an extra £800 million for the Scottish budget.

Tourism VAT boost welcomed by Cameron

Shadow Finance Secretary Donald Cameron has welcomed the UK Government’s VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sector describing it as “significant boost” for the economic  prospects of Argyll and Bute which is heavily dependent on tourism.

Emergency grant for the arts welcomed

A new £1.57 billion package of emergency grants and loans for the arts has been announced by the UK Government with an estimated share of £97M for Scotland.