Local News

Do not ignore our islands

It was great to spend the past few days speaking to my constituents and visiting businesses in Port Ellen and the rest of the south side of Islay.

Pressing for solutions for Gigha

It was great to meet my constituents at my latest surgery on the Isle of Gigha today. I also got a chance to visit Gigha's terrific and fast growing local businesses.

Growth being stifled by inept management

We on Islay are once again suffering disruptions to our ferry service at one of our busiest times of the year. How many more times will this have to happen before a solution is found?

Value for money needed in NHS

Recently more evidence has emerged about the SNP’s mismanagement of the NHS, with a health board handing out contracts without any arrangements to ensure value for money. This follows revelations that health boards had been using charitable donations to pay their running costs.

Islay to host WW100 commemoration

Today I was very happy to meet with Cllr Barbara Morgan the Argyll and Bute Council's Armed Forces Champion. We discussed the upcoming World War 100 commemorations on Islay.

Fish Farm expansion to bring quality jobs

I was delighted that at the latest PPSL Committee meeting my fellow members and we unanimously backed the increasing  of the size of the Strondoir Bay Fish Farm at Loch Fyne.