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


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.

Quick resolution at Port Charlotte bus shelter

Great news, the over grown Port Charlotte bus shelter has been tidied up by our hard working roads department.

The bus shelter no longer resembles an abandoned and overgrown green house. I am very pleased that after I complained to our roads department the problem was quickly resolved.

Local roads undermined by broken drains and water pipes

I was delighted to attend yet another successful surgery in Portnahaven yesterday where I heard numerous local concerns and saw first hand the condition of local roads which continue to be undermined by broken drains and water pipes.

Warm welcome for new Prime Minister

Boris Johnson MP has received many warm congratulations on his success in the Conservative leadership election, becoming the new prime minister today.