Local News

Hospital Road resurfaced

Great news the Hospital Road in Bowmore is at long last being resurfaced.

This is fantastic news and will be well received by my constituents who have been quite rightfully contacting myself every week asking for this road to be resurfaced.

WW100: Islay Commemoration Service HMS Otranto

I was honoured to attend the recent WW100 Islay Commemoration Service HMS Otranto.

100 years ago, on the 6th October 1918, the Troopship HMS Otranto sunk off Islay's west coast, half a mile from Machir Bay. In this terrible tragedy almost 400 servicemen lost their lives.

Scottish Labour's Civil War

The continuing Labour party Civil War has expanded to an even greater magnitude. The latest episode in Labour's death spiral is taking place in their "Scottish branch office" as the Scottish Labour Party has recently axed of two of their prominent front benchers.

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.