Today’s travel updates

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
[Update 00.01] Weather. Roads.  Ferries. Information sources.

4 decades on, new report literally takes stock of jellyfish in UK waters

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
DCIM101GOPRO 2013 proved a record year for jellyfish sightings and a large number of sightings have already been reported in 2014.

Anas Sarwar: on the indyref bus with Labour on the move

Monday, July 21st, 2014
SONY DSC Spokesperson for the pro-union campaign in Scotland, Labour's Anas Sarwar, is part of a clear drive by the Labour party these days

Triumph for Helensbugh CHORD as Summer Festival gets going

Monday, July 21st, 2014
P1020665 We paid an impromptu visit to Helensburgh last Thursday 17th July, to check out the work being done under the CHORD

Millimetre judgment in close racing at West Highland Yachting Week

Sunday, July 20th, 2014
West Highland Yachting Week Shots here from Yachting Images show heart-stopping moments in millimetre misses driven by the spirit of competition and

Moving it: the 2014 Argyll Ceilidh Trail

Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Argyll Ceilidh Trail 2014 Pic copy The 2014 Argyll Ceilidh Trail is about to start threading its jolly way through Argyll and the Isles, with its hugely talented

Andy Mahon: Update on Draken in the Mersey

Saturday, July 19th, 2014
IMG_0004-1 copy Where Draken Harald Hårfagre is berthed - at Liverpool Rowing Club, makes it a little difficult to get photos

Maiden flight for Mull’s – and Springwatch’s – sea eagle chick

Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Quinish T62_2 copy The now three months old white-tailed sea eagle chick, made famous in this year’s BBC Springwatch series  - and seen

New all-abilities walk open at Achnabreac – 10 minutes to the top

Saturday, July 19th, 2014
achnabench copy Forestry Commission Scotland has now opened a new all-abilities trail in Kilmichael Forest, offering

Sale day Saturday at Benderloch Feis Cothlam – Woolfeis

Friday, July 18th, 2014
SONY DSC Of the three day 2014 Woolfeis in Benderloch, the last day, tomorrow Saturday 19th July, is SALE day -

Chieftain named for 2014 Cowal Highland Gathering

July 23rd, 2014
The delighted ceremonial head of Argyll and Bute Council has been unveiled

The Shard’s mysterious Floor 68

July 23rd, 2014
See it and be amazed.

Transport Scotland confirms repair plans with Historic Scotland for Fort William’s Old Fort

July 22nd, 2014
Bob Mitchell of Transport Scotland ha confirmed to Skye, Badenoch and Lochaber MSP, Dave Thompson, that BEAR

Police Scotland Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 22nd July 2014

July 22nd, 2014
Theft Between 1 September 2013 and 12 July 2014 an outboard engine was stolen from a hut at the Castle Sween Caravan Park

Chancellor announces £19 million for life sciences in Glasgow to Commonwealth Games business audience

July 22nd, 2014
Chancellor George Osborne is speaking today to the audience of business leaders from across the Commonwealth, gathered

1,000 free places for Edinburgh Castle Drumhead Service to mark centenary of outbreak of WW1

July 22nd, 2014
From today, one thousand free places will be made available for those who wish to attend

The people and the election: influences the Scottish Affairs Committee ignored

July 21st, 2014
In its recently published report on evidence submitted during its enquiries - The Referendum on Separation for Scotland: no doubt - no currency union -

Scottish Affairs Committee reports credibility as key issue in opposition to currency union

July 21st, 2014
The Scottish Affairs Committee of the House of Commons has made clear the overall conclusion to its evidence-taking on the impact of a possible currency union

British Virgin Islands presents stamp to HMS Argyll in tribute to long relationship

July 21st, 2014
HMS Argyll is currently deployed to the Caribbean, with her latest island call a two day stopover in Tortola

McGrigor welcomes Scotch Whisky Action Fund support for Highlands & Islands projects

July 21st, 2014
Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands Conservative MSP, has welcomed the news that two local initiatives fighting alcohol misuse

Forestry Commission survey confirms walking in woodlands as West Argyll’s most popular activity

July 21st, 2014
According to a new survey published by Forestry Commission Scotland,  walking in their woodlands

Oban lifeboat tows in 70 tonne Kommandoren

July 20th, 2014
This evening, 20th July, Mora Edith Macdonald, the Oban lifeboat, put her Trent class shoulders

Children’s baking masterclasses at Tayvallich Flower Show

July 20th, 2014
Argyll can look forward to a tinfull of young challengers to Mary Berry and Paul Holywood with Tayvallich Flower Show's arrangement

Where now for Dunoon’s town centre ferry service?

July 20th, 2014
There is yet further new information to be considered now on this issue.

Practical crofting courses at Kilmartin Museum

July 20th, 2014
Kilmartin Museum is shortly to start running a series of practical courses in crofting - in partnership with

‘Avast ye’ – Tobermory’s Lifeboat Day to welcome all pirates

July 19th, 2014
Lifeboat Day is the highlight of Tobermory RNLI's calendar. The 2014 event in this famously scenic port is to have a pirate

Transport Scotland update on A82 works at Pulpit Rock and at Crianlarich

July 19th, 2014
Transport Scotland has updated us on the works at Pulpit Rock and Crianlarich on the A82, both -

CalMac singer-songwriter competition winners take stage at Tiree and Heb-Celt

July 18th, 2014
The winners of a competition run by ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne to give aspiring singer-songwriters

6 hours in the life of Tobermory lifeboat – two shouts and a gala day

July 18th, 2014
On Friday 18th July, Tobermory lifeboat's volunteer crew responded to two 'shouts' and attended a Gala Day in Lochaline,

Islands are driving continued increase in overall HIAL air passenger numbers

July 18th, 2014
During the last quarter, April-June 2014, passenger numbers across the 11 regional airports in the Highlands and Islands

Competition winner donates prize to Oban lifeboat

July 18th, 2014
Sheena Warnock of Scottish Sea Farms won an in-house competition to name a new work boat  for the company.

Argyll and Bute planning applications for week to 18th July 2014

July 18th, 2014
Argyll and Bute planning applications for

Grangemouth importing cheap shales gives insight into North Sea production

July 18th, 2014
The news yesterday, 17th July, of the UK Government's £230 million loan to owner, Ineos, for the  Grangemouth Refinery

Voting and political analysis of Ward 5 by-election results

July 18th, 2014
At the end of a hard fought vote in this ward between the winning Independent, John MacGregor and the second placed

MacGregor takes Ward 5 by-election to Argyll and Bute Council

July 18th, 2014
John MacGregor, the Independent candidate for Oban North and Lorn, will rightly be celebrating his win. Celebrating too

Cera Impala and the New Prohibition at Craignish

July 17th, 2014
Cera Impala is described as 'a seductive banjo-picking super-mama who oozes wild style & charisma. Her voice

Darling launching pro-union Tourism Together on Loch Lomond this morning

July 17th, 2014
Speaking at the launch of Tourism Together on a boat in Loch Lomond this morning, the Chair of the pro-union campaign,

National newspaper lambasts SNP mess in Argyll

July 16th, 2014
Today's Daily Mail is carrying an article, across the full width of Page 4, with a weighty headline pronouncing 'Party crisis

Has Jilli Blackwood got friends at the BBC?

July 16th, 2014
There is widespread perplexity at the heist launched on the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony by the announcement from BBC staff,

Consultation on Dalavich Improvement Group application to NFLS for hydro scheme

July 16th, 2014
The National Forest Land Scheme [NFLS] has received an application from Dalavich Improvement Group - to lease