Local News

Redman pushing for much needed repairs

I have been travelling to each part of Islay over the past few days catching up with my constituents, listening to their concerns and checking up on the progress of road and street lighting repairs.

Concerns over Universal Credit roll-out

Universal Credit, the new benefit designed to streamline the benefit process has come under criticism about the way it is being introduced, and the impact this is having on recipients.

Gigha primary school should be able to source local milk

I have been speaking at length with Argyll and Bute Council's policy lead for education Yvonne McNeilly about the ongoing issue in regards to the Gigha dairy being unable to sell milk to the local Gigha primary school.

Action needed on A83

My fellow Councillors and I unanimously agreed at the recent meeting of full Council, that action on the A83 is needed in response to the impact on residents and businesses of the most recent closure of the road.

Gourock Port downgrade bad for island economy.

Businesses trying to transport goods and animals to and from the Isle of Bute in HGV lorries were left behind when the Rothesay Ferries were disrupted last Friday (12th October) in the aftermath of Storm Callum.

Street lighting still not fixed

It's been nearly a month since myself and many of my constituents raised serious concerns about the broken street lighting In Port Ellen, Port Charlotte and Port Wemyss.

Island Roads becoming unpassable

Complainants continue to roll in from my constituents on the Isle of Gigha about the condition of their local road network some of which is becoming almost impassable.