News

Youth unemployment has halved since 2010

Youth unemployment has halved since 2010; real wages for workers have grown for the seventh consecutive month; overall unemployment is at its lowest since 1975.

Street lighting still not fixed

It's been nearly a month since myself and many of my constituents raised serious concerns about the broken street lighting In Port Ellen, Port Charlotte and Port Wemyss.

Island Roads becoming unpassable

Complainants continue to roll in from my constituents on the Isle of Gigha about the condition of their local road network some of which is becoming almost impassable.

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.