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

Scottish Government cuts strain Council ability to maintain roads

I was able to pass on my serious concerns about certain sections of road and pavements to Policy Lead for Roads Cllr Roddy McCuish today in Kilmory, particularly in relation to the road outside Laphroaig Distillery which has been subsiding and large cracks appearing.

SNP refused to fund upgrades to police control rooms

The SNP need to take responsibility for hundreds of serious errors in Police Scotland control rooms over the last few years.

Scottish Conservative research has found officers were sent to the wrong address 62 times and police were delayed attending to emergency calls on 81 occasions.

Only Conservatives can beat the SNP in Argyll and Bute

A leading independence campaigner has admitted the SNP’s currency plans in the 2014 referendum were ‘disastrous.’

The former chair of Yes Scotland, Dennis Canavan, said nationalists should be honest and admit that their plans for a currency union were flawed.

High pump prices and fuel poverty worst in rural areas

Rural communities across Scotland and particularly on the Islands are being forced to pay substantially more for vehicle fuel than urban areas. This means deep unfairness for households already facing budget pressures.

£12M distillery investment welcomed on Islay

I was delighted to attend today's opening ceremony at Ardnahoe Distillery and speak to many in attendance.
The distillery was officially opened and attended by Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, and members of the island community and the wider whisky industry.

SNP op out of tax cuts for Scotland

Thanks to the UK Government, basic rate taxpayers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales will pay £1,205 less tax in 2019/20 than they did in 2010/11, when the Conservatives came to power.

Pavements in dangerous state of disrepair

I was back in Bowmore again today to listen to local resident's concerns about the terrible condition of local pavements and roads, the condition of which looks absolutely shocking and are in a dangerous state of disrepair.