Local News

Visitors urged to use official campsites

At this critical stage in the Scottish Government’s roadmap to further ease restrictions, it’s important that communities and visitors work together to avoid a second wave of COVID-19 and a return to lockdown.

Help in paying council tax

As it continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Argyll and Bute Council is highlighting the importance of council tax in delivering council services, and thanks the vast majority of residents, who continue to pay their tax, for playing their part in keeping vital services going.

Welcome for re-opening of public toilets

The first re-opening of public toilets by Argyll and Bute Council has been welcomed by local elected representatives.

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron said: “The re-opening of public services, so long as it can be done safely, is very welcome.

Concern over rural buses

Two local politicians are raising concerns about the impact on rural communities of a reduction in bus services.

Campbeltown deserves better

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has said that Campbeltown deserves better than to lose its ferry service until 2021.

Freedom of speech is a fundamental right

Humza Yousaf has admitted to getting a basic part of his own Hate Crime Bill and completely wrong. The wording of the proposed law is wider than the SNP Justice Secretary claimed in the press and in Parliament – meaning more people’s words potentially being labelled criminal.

Dunoon Grammar wins UK awards for fourth year running

A group of pupils from Dunoon Grammar have won at the Apps for Good UK awards 2020 for the fourth year running – beating off stiff competition from schools from across the UK, Portugal and the USA.

MSP urges rethink on ban on church services

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has said that he would like the Scottish Government to rethink its decision to allow pubs to re-open while refusing congregations permission to come together for religious worship.

Commitment to food standards welcomed by MSP

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed a commitment by the UK Government to maintain the highest food and animal welfare standards in any future trade deals.