Local News

Scottish Government cuts strain Council ability to maintain roads

I was able to pass on my serious concerns about certain sections of road and pavements to Policy Lead for Roads Cllr Roddy McCuish today in Kilmory, particularly in relation to the road outside Laphroaig Distillery which has been subsiding and large cracks appearing.

SNP refused to fund upgrades to police control rooms

The SNP need to take responsibility for hundreds of serious errors in Police Scotland control rooms over the last few years.

Scottish Conservative research has found officers were sent to the wrong address 62 times and police were delayed attending to emergency calls on 81 occasions.

Only Conservatives can beat the SNP in Argyll and Bute

A leading independence campaigner has admitted the SNP’s currency plans in the 2014 referendum were ‘disastrous.’

The former chair of Yes Scotland, Dennis Canavan, said nationalists should be honest and admit that their plans for a currency union were flawed.

Helensburgh leisure improvements welcomed

Following planning permission in January, the Helensburgh Waterfront project continues to make progress and the issue now is procuring the main contractor for the construction works.

High pump prices and fuel poverty worst in rural areas

Rural communities across Scotland and particularly on the Islands are being forced to pay substantially more for vehicle fuel than urban areas. This means deep unfairness for households already facing budget pressures.

£12M distillery investment welcomed on Islay

I was delighted to attend today's opening ceremony at Ardnahoe Distillery and speak to many in attendance.
The distillery was officially opened and attended by Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, and members of the island community and the wider whisky industry.

SNP 12 long years of shameful failure over Dunoon-Gourock Ferry

Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has described the failure of the SNP Government to resolve the longstanding issue of the inadequate Dunoon-Gourock ferry, despite repeated promises to take action, as “12 long years of shameful failure.”