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Solution needed for flooding problems

I had a very productive PPSL meeting on flooding and drainage with David Cameron Chartered Senior Analyst, Sandra Davies Acting Major Applications team leader, Arthur McCulloch Principal Engineer and my fellow Councillors today.

Redman welcomes jobs boost for Kintyre

I'm just back from another PPSL meeting where I was delighted that my fellow committee members and I unanimously approved the latest Marine Harvest Scotland development project.

Disregard and indifference by broadband providers

From the 27th of December to the late evening on the 4th January the people of Islay and Jura were once again shown complete disregard and indifference by the various internet providers and BT Open Reach.

Will Scotland be the most taxed part of the UK?

Three of the four positions in the SNP’s tax paper would hit basic rate payers with higher taxes. Two of these approaches would see tax increase on everyone earning over £24,000 and another on everyone earning over £27,000.

Christmas update from Kintyre and the Islands

I was delighted to attend the latest Jura Community Council via video link from Kilmory. It was great to hear about numerous local concerns about road conditions, internet speed, ferry service and much more.

Locals voice their anger with Scottish Water

I was delighted to attend the latest MAKI Committee meeting in Tarbert recently where I was happy to hear that at long last Scottish Water will be investing significantly to fix Tarbert's continued problems with flooding and sewage over flow.


A new report has shown the quality of school education in Argyll and Bute Council to have made “positive progress” since it was first reviewed back in March 2017.