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

Future growth stifled by poor infrastructure

I was pleased to attend the latest Argyll Islands Strategic Group meeting in Kilmory recently. I was able to speak to Scottish Government and Argyll and Bute Council representatives about the challenges facing our Island communities.

Councillors working hard for Argyll & Bute

It was great to catch up with my fellow Conservative Councillors in Kilmory and to hear of the terrific work they have been doing for their constituents and the wider Argyll and Bute area.

Concern over drop in flu immunisation

The latest figures show that just 39 per cent of over 65s have been immunised, compared to 45 per cent at this point in 2017 and 51.7 per cent in England.

The SNP government has had all year to get ready for this, and still we’re having to raise very serious concerns.

Skipness broadband remains wanting

I had a very successful surgery in Skipness where I heard from and spoke to many of my constituents about pressing local issues.

Remembering the fallen

On the one hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day, members joined in with local commemorative events across the country.

Tree planting in Bruichladdich

I was delighted to join in with the tree planting in Bruichladdich on the 3rd November.

It was great to work alongside the Woodland Trust and numerous local volunteers.

I'm looking forward to working with the Woodland Trust in the future.

Cllr Alastair Redman