ALASTAIR REDMAN

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

COSLA

 

Membership

Conservative Friends of Israel group

We believe in Israel group

News

SNP Government failing to support farmers

Across rural Scotland the SNP Government are failing to support farmers as new figures show that Scottish farming incomes fell by £57 million in 2018.

It is abundantly clear that Scottish farmers have not had the support or certainty they need from the Scottish Government.

SNP funding cuts hit rural councils the hardest

I was happy to join my fellow Conservative councillor and Depute Policy Lead for Economic Development Bobby Good at the latest elected member budget seminar in Kilmory.

Cllr Good and I discussed the challenges facing both our council wards.

Speed and quality of repairs must be improved

I have been back in Kilmory recently and spoke to policy lead for roads and amenity services Cllr Roddy McCuish about the slow repairs of damaged street lighting in my ward, along with that fact that when repairs do finally take place, some of the work seems unfinished with electrical cables bein

SNP must stop wasting time and money on discredited policy

An independent panel tasked with establishing a ‘code of practice’ for Named Persons is facing difficulties.

The chair of the panel said it is struggling to create a code to address information sharing concerns that does not make the current situation more ‘complex and confusing’.

'We deserve better' says Redman

I got the opportunity to catch up with my Tarbert constituents in my latest visit to the mainland side of my council ward.

Cemetery deteriorating to an unacceptable state

It was great to once again hear from my constituents at my recent surgery in Carradale.

The condition of Brackley cemetery is deteriorating to an unacceptable state with numerous head stones knocked over and many of the footpaths completely overgrown.

Broadband repaired, but lights are still out.

It was great to speak to the hard working front-line Openreach teams responding to concerns myself and others had raised about the disruptions to our local broadband service last week.