Today’s travel updates

Sunday, March 29th, 2015
29th March 2015: 01.20. Weather. Roads. Ferries. Information sources.

Furnace style: Film premiere and Oscars in a night

Friday, March 27th, 2015
P1000350 It was high glamour in the Village Hall of the Loch Fyneside village of Furnace tonight as Furnace Primary School hosted the world premiere

Land and sea pirate attack on Lochgoilhead on Sunday

Friday, March 27th, 2015
Long John Silver RH (small) copy Calling all doughty pirates. Thar be word on the high seas that there’s hidden treasure in Lochgoilhead, and brave pirates of all sizes are required to join the expedition.

Finlaggan finesses its whisky carryings with an international safety award

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
IMG_5395 copy MV Finlaggan, one of the vessels used by Caledonian MacBrayne on the Islay ferry service, has won

Oban Bay Marine – and its 52 paid-up business supporters – go public for Oban’s marina

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
2014-05-20 11.05 Today's edition of The Oban Times carries a full page colour advertisement speaking directly to the town of Oban

Business opportunity in National Park flagship building at Loch Lomond Shores

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Gateway Centre External copy Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority is looking for a new tenant to offer a high quality customer experience at its flagship building at Loch Lomond Shores -

Scotland’s Big Voice and the ‘One Vote’ fight for the Union

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
SBV Tactical Pie FINAL v05 copy Every voter in Scotland, whatever their political persuasion, knows that the May 2105 General Election is about one thing only - the future of the Union.

Run or Dye: World’s most colourful 5k comes to Perth

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
image007-2 copy Run or Dye, the world’s most colourful 5km run is coming to Perth on Saturday 18th July -

Uist & Barra Junior Football Club: small screen story about a local group making a big difference

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Beach football one copy A Scottish boys’ football club based in the Western Isles is the subject of a new short documentary film

4 years after developers’ unlawful felling, Helensburgh Community Woodland Group calls time on the debris

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
piled debris march 2015.19 Almost four years after woodland at Cumberland Avenue in west Helensburgh was unlawfully felled by its developer owners

SAMS opens new Scottish Marine Robotics Facility

March 29th, 2015
The Scottish Association for Marine Science [SAMS], Scotland’s largest independent marine research organisation

Radio 4 legal conundrum of time change consequence

March 28th, 2015
Radio 4 [on The Clocks Go Forward Tonight] has just put a fabulously interesting conundrum

A83 Tarbert-Barmore: one additional overnight working

March 28th, 2015
BEAR Scotland advise that, tomorrow - Sunday 29th March - one more night of resurfacing work is required

More support for Oban Bay Marine and Oban transit marina project

March 27th, 2015
The Argyll Charter Boat Association [ACBA] has made it known that it fully supports the call

Tender for improved lifeline PSO flights to open in April – now for a marketing initiative

March 27th, 2015
The next contract to run the Public Service Obligation [PSO] air routes from Glasgow to Campbeltown, Tiree and Barra

West Highland College UHI first in UK to offer degree in Marine and Coastal Tourism

March 27th, 2015
In fact, West Highland College UHI, with its constituent centres spread across Skye, Lochaber and Wester Ross, has two firsts to celebrate.

State Guardians / Named Persons a situation out of control

March 27th, 2015
An Aberdeen parent yesterday, 26th March 2015, reported here an experience of her 13 year old daughter,

Alcohol & Drugs Partnership latest: insiders keep jobs and awkward squad lose theirs

March 26th, 2015
Argyll and Bute Alcohol and Drugs Partnership [ADP]  decided, in the Autumn of 2014 - following a procurement process raising multiple questions of propriety -

A83 closed with coach off on shores of Loch Restil

March 26th, 2015
The A83 is closed at Rest and Be Thankful following a serious road accident - a coach travelling west

Price of Salmond’s London ego-tripping is opposition kerchings in Scotland

March 26th, 2015
Former [?] First Minister, Alex Salmond has been enjoying the fizz and the soft lights of watering holes in London,

Economic case for more national parks in Scotland – obstructed by Scottish Government

March 26th, 2015
And it's not as if we don't have either the room or the natural resources for more national parks.

The Rob Roy Challenge: the ultimate fundraising adventure

March 26th, 2015
Plans for the thrilling muscle-burn of the 10th Rob Roy Challenge are well under way with challengers reminded

‘Match People Skills’ online instrument to help in oil industry redundancies

March 25th, 2015
A redundancy event for the oil and gas sector was an appropriate launch for a new online tool designed

Where are the SNP minders in white coats?

March 25th, 2015
In yet another revelation from his free-wheeling Spectator interview, the ever expansive Alex Salmond MSP suggested

Isle of Coll gets 4G connectivity

March 25th, 2015
Ultrafast mobile network is now live on the Isle of Coll - the first Scottish island to have access

Loose cannon Salmond a recuiting sergeant for Conservatives south of the border

March 25th, 2015
He has been, by bis own account, barred by his clearly nominal boss, the stand-in First Minister of Scotland,

Campbell Cameron: Tiree Music Festival sellout

March 25th, 2015
Tiree Music Festival sells out - and then announces a TV series deal with BBC ALBA.

Cross-party support for Helensburgh Community Woodland Group’s call for planners’ action

March 24th, 2015
Helensburgh Community Woodland Group [HCWG] has only just launched its campaign to ensure the removal of debris and logs

Land Fund puts £100k into a Black Isle community reshaping its village

March 24th, 2015
In an pioneering initiative, the Culbokie Community Trust in the Black Isle

McGrigor welcome for forthcoming debate on dairy industry

March 24th, 2015
Jamie McGrigor MSP, has welcomed the news that the Scottish Parliament will next week hold a debate

Mary’s Meals help children back to school in ebola-hit Liberia

March 24th, 2015
Dalmally born and Scottish-based charity, Mary’s Meals, has resumed its school feeding programme in Liberia after schools

Top international award for Mount Stuart – from the market

March 24th, 2015
Next month, Mount Stuart in Bute will be named one of the country’s top visitor destinations - by one of the country’s top travel operators.

£1.4 million expansion for Isle of Eriska Hotel

March 23rd, 2015
The Isle of Eriska Hotel, a north Argyll island resort, is set to expand its operation in a £1.4million

SNP centralist control freakery dispatches Yes Bute chair

March 23rd, 2015
Following the splitting in the socialist support of the SNP with the literally busted flush

Police Scotland Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 23rd March 2015

March 23rd, 2015
Theft Between 10pm and 10.50pm on 17 March an iphone was stolen from the Coriander Restaurant,

Flying over Mull: first ever Golden Eagle to be successfully released back into wild

March 23rd, 2015
A golden eagle found with an injured wing on the Isle of Mull is the first ever

Inaugural Bike Fyne motorcycle safety event

March 23rd, 2015
The first Bike Fyne motorcycle safety event  - an imaginative and exciting innovation - will take place

Islay’s 2015 Single Malt Marathon

March 23rd, 2015
And no. Sorry. This does not involve drinking your way around all eight of the island's imperious single malt Scotch whiskies - or at least not until afterwards.

Oban lifeboat on sbout to diver with the bends

March 22nd, 2015
At 10:03 today, 22nd March, Stornoway Coastguard requested the assistance of Oban Lifeboat,

Savills say budget Help to Buy ISA is good news all round

March 22nd, 2015
Responding to the new Help to Buy ISA, introduced by Chancellor George Osborne in his budget statement,