Councillor for the Kintyre and the Islands ward of Argyll and Bute Council. 2015 general election candidate.

A hardworking councillor can achieve a lot for local communities and I want to represent the people of Kintyre & the Isles ward on Argyll & Bute Council and try to solve some of the many issues we see around us on a daily basis.

As a native of Islay, the former Postmaster in Portnahaven and a former Community Councillor, I am deeply involved in my local community. I want to make sure that rural and island communities are treated fairly and with respect.

All of the campaigning I have done over the years has confirmed to me that I want to continue to work for improvements to our services and infrastructure across Kintyre & the Isles.

Whether it’s poor broadband access or an inadequate mobile phone reception, problems with the ferries or renewable energy issues, potholes in the roads or missing street signs, I want to hear your views.

I want to work with local people to make this an even better place to live for all residents.

If you have something to say and don’t feel you’ve been listened to, then I want to hear from you.

Together we can build an even better community.


Council committees

Regulatory Functions - Cohort Members

Planning, Protective Services and Licensing Committee

Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands Area Committee / Business days (and Area Community Planning Group)

Argyll and Bute Harbour Board

Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee


Appointments to other bodies 

Dunbartonshire & Argyll and Bute Valuation Joint Board

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Integration Joint Board

Scottish Councils Committee on Radioactive Substances

West of Scotland Archaeology Service Joint Committee




Conservative Friends of Israel group

We believe in Israel group


SNP blunders to blame for shipyard administration

SNP blunders are to blame for Ferguson shipyard going into administration.

Scottish taxpayers are facing a massive bill because of the separatist's reckless mismanagement of the Ferguson Marine ferries contract.

Water pooling causing concern

I have been getting numerous justifiable complaints about water pooling on either side of the bridge between the bus shelter and Distillery House B&B in Port Charlotte.

Great Day out at Islay Show

I had a great time at this year's Islay Show.

It was fantastic to speak to so many of my constituents. It was also wonderful to see many local business stalls promoting Islay's dynamic and booming economy. 

Railing repairs welcomed

Great news! I have been informed that the damaged railings at the Carradale Harbor public toilets have been repaired.

This incident was caused by a vehicle delivering items and reversing into the railings.

Digital black-spots throughout Argyll are a blight on our future

I had a successful surgery in the Lochindaal Hotel in Port Charlotte where I spoke to local residents about many important local issues. These included street lighting, damaged pavements, potholes, the need for social housing and slow broadband speeds.

Crumbling pavements and broken drains in Port Ellen and Bowmore

I have been out and about visiting my constituents in Port Ellen and Bowmore the past few days and checking up on the progress being made with road and drain repairs.

In Port Ellen, Mansfield Rd and Lennox St desperately need some extensive road works including some resurfacing.

Annual Life Boat Fun Day at Port Askaig

I was delighted to attend the latest annual Life Boat Fun Day at Port Askaig pier. As we all know the RNLI is entirely funded by donations and fundraising and gets no money from central government.

Scottish businesses struggling under the SNP

The SNP need to get their story straight on indyref2 as the SNP’s deputy recently insisted he had never claimed the independence referendum was a once in a generation vote.

See Also


Gary Mulvaney  -  Councillor for Helensburgh Central ward of Argyll & Bute Council

Councillor Gary Mulvaney was elected for his fourth term in 2017 and leads the eight member group of Conservatives on Argyll & Bute Council.


David Kinniburgh  –  Councillor for Helensburgh & Lomond South ward of Argyll & Bute Council

Councillor David Kinniburgh was first elected to Argyll & Bute Council in May 2007.  He was re-elected in May 2012.


Yvonne McNeilly  -  Councillor for Cowal ward of Argyll & Bute Council

Policy Lead for Eduation


Council Committees:


Jamie McGrigor  - Councillor for Oban South and the Isles ward of Argyll & Bute Council


Barbara Morgan  -  Councillor for the Lomand North ward of Argyll & Bute Council

Barbara lives in Kilcreggan, part of the Lomand North constituency, having moved there a number of years ago with her partner Denise and their 2 pets.


Bobby Good - Councillor for the Dunoon ward of Argyll & Bute Council

I live and work in the Dunoon constituency. I moved to this area a number of years ago, settled and married a local girl.


Andrew Vennard - Councillor for the Oban North and Lorn ward of Argyll & Bute Council.