Local News

Road surface flooding concerns

Despite the harsh winter weather I had a very successful and well attended surgery in Tayinloan today.

Ferry scandal goes to the very top of the SNP government

The SNP’s bungled ferry deal won’t be commercially viable. The Competition and Markets Authority have warned that the nationalised Ferguson Marine yard is unlikely to make a ‘commercially successful business.’

Village halls epitomise rural way of life

It was good to be back in Clachan for my surgery in the Primary School where I had the opportunity to hear about the numerous pressing local issues. These included the extensive damage to Clachan village hall's roof which has sadly led to the hall being unusable.

Pupils dive in to 'Under the Sea' event

More than 90 young people from across Oban and Lorn had an informative and fun day out when they attended an ‘Under the Sea’ Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) event at The Ocean Explorer Centre in Dunbeg.

Ignore the anti farming nonsense

Like many who live in the Kintyre and Islands ward and the wider Argyll and Bute constituency I continue to be baffled by the relentless attacks on our already struggling farming industry by so called environmental activists who claim that agriculture, an industry that can be traced back to 20,00

Improvement to street-lighting cabling now made

I am delighted that at long last and after both the roads department and SSE initially refused to accept responsibility for the work done to the street lighting power connection in North Bay, Port Ellen and refused to instruct their staff to fix it, our council roads and streetlight department ha