Councillor for the Kintyre and the Islands ward of Argyll and Bute Council. Policy Lead for Economic Growth. 2015 general election candidate.  Served as a campaign captain for Argyll & Bute  on behalf of Boris Johnson during the 2019 Conservative Leadership election.

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


Arrochar & Tarbet's Community Spirit Praised

How wonderful is the Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust’s Generation Communities Group? The group, made up of children and elder members, came together at the end of February to create this kindness tree, at Arrochar primary school.

Parents share tips

Parents from around the county are sharing tips on the challenges they face, and the solutions they are using, to keep the whole family happy during the current situation.

Windfarm trusts support Kintyre food bank

Kintyre Food Bank, which is currently operating from Campbeltown Town Hall, has amended its opening hours.

It is now open from 10am to noon on Tuesdays and Fridays and, for the time being, no referral is needed.

Support available during crisis

For the first time in history, the UK government is going to step in and help pay people’s wages paying grants to support as many jobs as necessary.

Anger at COVID19 'escape' suggestions

Like so many residents of Islay and Jura I was shocked to read that the Daily Mail has published an article citing areas that are the "best boltholes" for escape from the Corona virus. Included in this is the lsle of Jura. This is as shockingly reckless as it is offensive.

Ferry fleet long past its prime

I have been visiting my constituents in Port Ellen, Bowmore, Port Charlotte and Portnahaven the past few days. I have been reporting all new potholes to our roads department and checking up on the repairs I had already asked to be done.

Poor roads stifling economic growth

At today's MAKI meeting I had the opportunity to raise many pressing matters that are facing my constituents as well as other areas of Argyll and Bute.

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.