Interim Chair - Argyll & Bute Conservative and Unionist Association



Interim Chairperson of the association, Sandy is a Glaswegian by birth, now residing in Kirn, having spent most of his formative years in Ayr.   Educated at Ayr Academy and The University of Glasgow, his career was in the travel, transport and tourism sector, in which he held several senior management posts.   He was for many years a Director of The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and is a former President of The Scottish Passenger Agents Association.

He served for a number of years as a Justice of the Peace in the Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde, and is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Charles and Barbara Tyre (Educational) Trust.

He is a keen Rotarian and a past president of the Rotary clubs of Glasgow Shawlands and Dunoon.   In 1998/9 he served as District Governor of Rotary in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

One of his principal interests lies in church music, and he has for many years been an organist and choirmaster.   He is currently in post at The High Kirk in Dunoon, and is Director of Jubilate Cowal, a choir whose members come from all parts of the Cowal peninsula. 


From the Chairman

The General Election on 8 June saw the Party here in Scotland generate a fantastic result, building on the resurgence which was clearly evident in the earlier Local Government election.

Gary Mulvaney selected for Westminster

Gary Mulvaney has been announced as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for Argyll & Bute in the forthcoming General Election on June 8th.

Thank you

On behalf of all the candidates, and our newly elected group of councillors, Argyll and Bute Conservative and Unionist Association would like to thank all of our members and supporters, who turned out in such great numbers and voted in the local elections last week. 

A good time to be a conservative in Scotland

The Local Government Elections are now almost upon us, and as we contest every ward in Argyll and Bute our excellent candidates are all hard at work

canvassing in their local areas.


From the Chairman

With the date for the local government election drawing ever closer, our candidates are out and about throughout Argyll and Bute, and we are contesting every ward.

Ready to meet the challenges ahead

I think it is fair to say that the general consensus on the Tory Party Conference in Birmingham is that it was a huge success.   The Party is ‘on a roll’, with a new Prime Minister, a new Cabinet, and fresh policy ideas.

Brexit - What will the future hold?

As summer gives way to autumn, green leaves turn to yellow and gold, the days shorten, the nights lengthen, and the political season again gets into full swing.

See Also


Peter Wallace

Secretary, Argyll and Bute Conservative and Unionist Association