Today’s travel updates

Saturday, December 20th, 2014
[20th December: 00.30] Weather. Roads.  Ferries. Information sources.

Charity awards for community groups from Oban, Lorn and the Isles

Friday, December 19th, 2014
P1070403 copy Community groups from Oban and Lorn and the Isles were each recently awarded £100 from local charity, Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust

HMS Argyll welcomed home to Plymouth on a ring and a prayer

Thursday, December 18th, 2014
HMS Argyll Homecoming Sailors from the Royal Navy warship, HMS Argyll, returned home to Plymouth Naval Base to a cheering crowd of families and friends today

HIE’s £300k confirms funding target reached for Dunoon Burgh Hall redevelopment

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Dunoon Burgh Hall at night copy There is 'good cheer' and great excitement in Dunoon this week as the capital funding programme achieves the £1.65 million target required

Ranging around volunteering with UK National Parks’ Volunteer of the Year

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
SONY DSC For Argyll reported recently that Stuart Crawford, five years a volunteer in the ranger and conservation services at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, had been made Volunteer of the Year

Best of big news for Campbeltown Picture House from Heritage Lottery Fund

Monday, December 15th, 2014
SONY DSC They say you make your own luck and today it looks like you do just that. The team who have been working for years now to plan and raise the funds to restore and upgrade

Winner of Campbeltown Community Business Pick a Pixel contest

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
PPP Prize winners copy The Campbeltown Community Business, on a long campaign to raise funds to restore and upgrade the unique Campbeltown Picture House,

HMS Argyll handover in North Atlantic as she heads home for Christmas

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
HMS SEVERN FORMALLY TAKES OVER NORTH ATLANTIC DUTIES Royal Navy drug buster HMS Argyll has formally handed over the reins to HMS Severn as the two ships met up in the North Atlantic

Glenbarr Primary wins YOUR ACT challenge and £300 for outdoor activities

Friday, December 12th, 2014
ATT00001 copy In fabulous collective creativity, nineteen schools and groups from Argyll and Bute took up a challenge from Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust

Clipper Carrick – aka the City of Adelaide back in the City of Adelaide

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA And yes, the skies do look a bit different from ours just now. John Buchanan, engine of the Argyll Sporting and Classic Car Club

Minister’s email to Jackie Baillie shows he has been mischievously misinformed

December 20th, 2014
Users of addiction services in Argyll and Bute have been distressed by the chaotic and unmanaged fast tracking of a profound change

Can anything address the disease in Argyll and Bute Council?

December 20th, 2014
In a week which has seen two serious failures of acceptable practice at Argyll and Bute Council, each involving betrayals of good faith,

Scottish Government contractor has to duck financial health check

December 20th, 2014
Serco,  the troubled service provider to the public sector,  has felt unable even to submit to a financial health check

Too little to late – ADP extends local service providers contracts by a month

December 19th, 2014
In proof of their innate incompetence and dysfunctionality, the Argyll & Bute Alcohol and Drugs Partnership [ADP] has reacted

Reality of unreadiness of ADP for planned service transition on New Year’s Day

December 19th, 2014
Argyll and Bute Alcohol and Drugs Partnership's state of readiness for the planned 1st January 2015 transition in delivering addiction services 

Make it ‘One more for Christmas’ with Mary’s Meals

December 19th, 2014
It this time of excess, it may be uncomfortable to remember those with nothing at all - but Argyll-born charity,

Both local MSP’s contact Minister on ADP chaos

December 19th, 2014
Yesterday afternoon, 18th December, both of the MSP's with constituency responsibilities in the local authority area of Argyll and Bute,

Argyll & Bute planning applications for week to 19th December 2014

December 19th, 2014
Argyll & Bute planning applications for week

Promising start for Kezia Dugdale on North Sea oil as SNP front bench reverts to Salmond’s schoolyard

December 19th, 2014
Kezia Dugdale, rookie Deputy Leader of Scottish Labour and leader in the chamber at Holyrood, had a strong and fearless start

Argyll & Bute MSP reacts to Council’s wrecking ball on community ownership of Castle Toward

December 18th, 2014
Responding to the decision of Argyll & Bute Council this evening to refuse to sell Castle Toward to the local community other than for the full asking price of £1.75 million,

Castle Toward decision cannot be acceptable to South Cowal community

December 18th, 2014
After a very long day today, Deputy Leader Ellen Morton proposed a motion to sell Castle Toward at value [£1.75 million] -

Progress report on Castle Toward decision

December 18th, 2014
Many have been wondering about what seems like a news black out on the outcome of the Policy & Resources

Russell backs Baillie call for Audit Scotland to review ADP tendering

December 18th, 2014
Saying that a 1st January changeover to a new contractor delivering anew  system of addiction services across Argyll and the Isles,

More trouble as ADP orders handover of personal details of service users

December 18th, 2014
Argyll and Bute's Alcohol and Drugs Partnership [ADP]  is trying to force the pace to install in six weeks the single contractor

With 4,000 children homeless in Scotland Baillie calls for National Housing Action Plan

December 18th, 2014
Shelter Scotland has revealed that 4,000 children will be homeless this Christmas, 140 of them here in

McGrigor and Redman concerned at council cuts to roads funding

December 18th, 2014
Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands Conservative MSP, and Alastair Redman, the party's candidate for Argyll & Bute

Prepare for high winds and ferry service disruptions

December 18th, 2014
Winds from the west strengthening during the night tonight, 18th December, will continue through Friday and

Jackie Baillie calls on Audit Scotland to review fully the Alcohol and Drugs Partnership’s tendering process

December 17th, 2014
Local MSP Jackie Baillie is calling on Audit Scotland to undertake a full review of the tendering process of Argyll and Bute's

Russell writes to councillors on Castle Toward decision tomorrow as some are denied a vote

December 17th, 2014
There are two new developments in the saga of Castle Toward. On technicalities applied at his discretion, the Council Leader this morning denied a vote

Argyll First petition on A83 to be heard at Scottish Parliament committee

December 17th, 2014
The Argyll First group of Councillors  - Donald Kelly, John McAlpin, Duncan MacIntyre, Robert E MacIntyre and Dougie Philand, were yesterday made aware

The price for Castle Toward

December 17th, 2014
The issue to be decided tomorrow, 18th December, not by a full meeting of Argyll & Bute Council but by its Policy & Resources

Jim Murphy’s strategic placement of Labour Shadow Ministerial posts

December 16th, 2014
Jim Murpy has announced his shadow ministerial appointments to shape Scottish Labour's new first bench team at Holyrood -

Police Scotland Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 16th December 2014

December 16th, 2014
Disturbance At 1.10am on 11 December Police responded to a disturbance taking place in Argyll Street,

Salmon & Trout Association Scotland petition to stop all killing of wild salmon before 1st July 2015

December 16th, 2014
The Salmon and Trout Association (Scotland) [S&TA(S)], in conjunction with leading angling guide and consultant Ian Gordon, has today launched

Russell congratulates the Wee Pictures on a big windfall

December 16th, 2014
Argyll & Bute MSP Michael Russell has congratulated the team leading the restoration and renewal

And the Partridge in the Pear Tree in the Save Castle Toward Advent Calender is… ?

December 16th, 2014
The full 12 days are  now open on the innovative online Advent Calendar set up by South Cowal Community Development

First meeting of sea eagle stakeholder group in North Argyll and Lochaber

December 15th, 2014
Conservationists, farmers and land managers have joined forces to discuss a range of management issues

Jim Murphy’s dilemmas

December 14th, 2014
The new leader of Scottish Labour, Jim Murphy, currently MP for East Renfrewshire [formerly Eastwood], has said that he aims to be an MSP by 2016

Stuart Hill challenges Supreme Court to test security of jurisdiction for Shetland

December 14th, 2014
Stuart Hill, the renowned campaigner for Shetland's sovereignty to be acknowledged, claiming that there is no proof of Scotland's de iure ownership

Castle Toward community ownership bid issues pursued

December 14th, 2014
The South Cowal Community Development Company, through its Chair, Alan Stewart and Dunoon Councillor, Michael Breslin,