Local News

Don’t head for the hills urges Highland MSP

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has urged hillwalkers to keep away from the mountains until the coronavirus pandemic is over, and not to regard a high-level trek as an option for exercising.

Support available during crisis

For the first time in history, the UK government is going to step in and help pay people’s wages paying grants to support as many jobs as necessary.

Anger at COVID19 'escape' suggestions

Like so many residents of Islay and Jura I was shocked to read that the Daily Mail has published an article citing areas that are the "best boltholes" for escape from the Corona virus. Included in this is the lsle of Jura. This is as shockingly reckless as it is offensive.

Reassurance for Argyll and Bute's senior pupils

Argyll and Bute Council's Policy Lead for Education has reassured young people in the area that they will get the credit they deserve for their studies, despite this year's exams being cancelled.

Rothesay Joint Campus is top of the class

Pupils at Rothesay Joint Campus are top of the class when it comes to numbers, with the school’s primary four and five pupils being crowned Argyll and Bute’s Sumdog champions.

Ferry fleet long past its prime

I have been visiting my constituents in Port Ellen, Bowmore, Port Charlotte and Portnahaven the past few days. I have been reporting all new potholes to our roads department and checking up on the repairs I had already asked to be done.