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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.

Speed enforcement needed to tackle concerns

I was back in Ballygrant yesterday putting out my latest survey, checking up on road repairs and speaking to local residents.

As ever, our infrastructure is raised time and time again, particularly concerns about the ability of Islay's road network to cope in the future.

Can infrastructure cope with growth?

I have been travelling to different corners of my council ward, putting out Ruth's surveys, attending meetings and visiting local residents. 

Bed blocking costing NHS Scotland £125M a year

Bed blocking is costing NHS Scotland £125 million a year as one in thirteen hospital beds are being blocked by delays in sending patients home, with one of the main reasons being a delay in care packages for elderly patients.

Redman working on survey feedback

Today I was back in Portnahaven and Port Wemyss putting out Ruth's latest questionnaire letters and speaking to my local constituents.

Safety concerns over street lighting faults

While putting out my latest survey in Port Ellen and Bowmore I was able to look into the numerous complaints about potholes, littering, social housing condition and street lighting faults.