Local News

ACHA opens new homes in Bowmore

I was delighted to attend the the new ACHA house opening ceremony on the 4th October in Bowmore. It was great to meet the new tenants, the local ACHA team and ACHA's Chief Executive Alastair MacGregor. 

Redman keeps pressing for improvements

I was back in Port Ellen recently putting out my latest survey, visiting constituents, checking up on road and street lighting repairs and attending the unveiling of the new Port Ellen public access defibrillator.

Islay Defib Challenge Update

Port Ellen public access defibrillator is now live.

Many thanks to Iain Woodrow for the installation of the enclosure and handing the unit over.

Solution to rugby pitch footpath

Over the past few days I have been answering emails and phone calls from concerned constituents about the recent building work in Bowmore which has seen a footpath being built over one side of Bowmore's rugby pitch.

McNeilly launches new school menu

Cllr Yvonne McNeilly, Policy Lead for Education, visited Lochgilphead Joint Campus today to launch a new school menu. Sitting down to her lunch of a delicious baguette made at the campus she admitted "I have the best job in all of Argyll and Bute as Education Policy Lead"

Footpath through Bowmore's rugby pitch criticised

The biggest issue I have been hearing about from my constituents on Islay are the proposals from McLeod Homes to make a new footpath through Bowmore's rugby pitch, which is also used for some of the youngsters to play football.

Post Offices important to local communities

I was happy to attend the latest West Kintyre Community Council meeting in Clachan recently, to hold another successful surgery in Tayinloan the following day and to leaflet and speak to local residents on the doorstep in Tayinloan and Musdale.