Today’s travel updates

Monday, April 27th, 2015
27th April 2015: 00.01. Weather. Roads. Ferries. Information sources.

Guest writer: Destruction and doubt

Sunday, April 26th, 2015
I have been in and around the debate on independence for Scotland for a long time

Lindsay Mackinlay: beaver reintroduction positive but controls necessary

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
 616px-Beaver_pho34 Next month, Scottish Natural Heritage will send a dossier to the Scottish Government on one of Scotland’s most significant wildlife issues of recent years.

Bute 360 Food Supply Chain

Friday, April 24th, 2015
042 copy The endlessly resourceful Isle of Bute is continually coming up with surprises. So here comes the latest:

ONE VOTE: Tactical Voting brings FUN – at last – for pro-unionists

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
Bezold_Farbentafel_1874 At long last there is some FUN in sight for those who see and wish to protect the value of unity

Tighnabruaich Gallery hosts major Eleanor Carlingford exhibition

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
But Hush for I have Lost the Theme. copy Merchants of the Three Pedlars could hardly be a more intriguing title for the exhibition of the experimental works of Eleanor Carlingford

‘Cheers’ for yacht racing’s Scottish Series from House of Bruichladdich

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
Clyde Cruising Club, Silvers Marine Scottish Series 2014 Silvers Marine Scottish Series has just announced the return of one of its most popular sponsors, The Botanist Islay Dry Gin,

Shetland: an alternative vote

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
ballotpaperThe coming UK General Election is not without its bright spots. The Sovereign Nation of Shetland, bringing a neglected perspective from the far north, has issued its manifesto for the election. Its alternative nationalist stance and raison d'etre of redress arise, as does the SNPs, from an argued historic wrong. Its case is detailed in a book, Stolen Isles, published by its founding energy, Stuart Hill.

A first for Scotland: COAST’s Howard Wood wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
1a64da8d-50bf-4a90-8f4c-5291ef221af8 An International award for marine restoration has come to Howard Wood of the Isle of Arran's pioneering marine environmental group, COAST.

CalMac to bring the taste as well as ‘the tangle o’ the isles’ to VisitScotland tourism Expo in Aberdeen

Monday, April 20th, 2015
MV Finlaggan Calmac2372 copy CalMac’s stands - H7 and 9 - at VisitScotland’s Expo in Aberdeen this week, 22nd-23rd April, will be showcasing just some of the specialist foods and drinks produced in the Highlands and Islands

2007 racist sectarian jibe comes back to haunt Argyll & Bute SNP candidate

April 26th, 2015
Today's Sunday Express has published its discovery of a pretty distasteful piece of self-revelation

Alan Reid, Jamie McGrigor and the righting of a serious wrong

April 26th, 2015
On 2nd June 1994, an RAF Chinook Mk2 helicopter, ZD 576, crashed into the hillside near Argyll's Mull of Kintyre

Fresh Air exhibition of new design in jewellery and silversmithing at Glasgow Lighthouse

April 26th, 2015
Many readers of For Argyll swill remember the fascinating series of articles Argyll's Ellis Cameron wrote

Benderloch’s Victory Hall gigs

April 26th, 2015
The end of April gig at Benderloch's Victory Hall wiht the much anticipated Chartroom Band

Tribute for the archives prompts donations to Dunoon Burgh Hall

April 26th, 2015
Photographer, Jean Donaldson,has put together a wonderful gift for Dunoon Burgh Hall and its many community supporters.

Increased field for Inveraray Jail Break

April 26th, 2015
Don't forget that the Inveraray Jail Break is on Sunday 3rd May at 11am - with its popularity driving an increased field

Thomas Ralston: The screws

April 25th, 2015
According to my dictionary there are around twenty meanings of the word 'screw' but to a seaman -

John MacGregor: A lost and powerful voice nails the blocking of the Oban Bay transit marina

April 25th, 2015
The email below was written by the late Councilor John MacGregor - elected in 2014 to represent Oban North and Lorn

Gallipoli: An Irish voice sings of Australian casualties on a Turkish peninsula in a western war

April 25th, 2015
25th April 2015 - ANZAC Day - is the centenary of the start of the Gallipoli campaign in World War 1,

Argyll & Bute planning applications for week to 24th April 2015

April 24th, 2015
Argyll & Bute planning applications

Sturgeon’s decoy of The Herald on indyref 2 torpedoed by herself

April 24th, 2015
Today's edition of The Herald, 24th April, reports  that in an interview with First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon,

With lowest rod catches in 60 years Salmon & Trout Association Scotland calls for conservation of stocks

April 24th, 2015
Today’s publication by Scottish Government of the official 2014 catch statistics for salmon confirms

Hilarious council insight in Argyllhire Advertiser

April 24th, 2015
The substantially improved local newspaper, the Argyllshire Advertiser - known with fond irreverence

A83 resurfacing at Arrochar to start

April 24th, 2015
BEAR Scotland has announced that £178,000 of resurfacing  on the A83.

Council Leader reshuffles the pack

April 24th, 2015
Council Leader Dick Walsh last reshuffled his pack in September 2014. He has now reshuffled it again, triggered

Information Commissioner rules against Police Scotland on withholding information

April 23rd, 2015
In an incident which appears to add to the weight of indications that Police Scotland is a law unto itself,

Tactical voting in Argyll and Bute: Alan Reid the most likely pro-union consensus candidate

April 23rd, 2015
Scotland is now fourteen days away away from what is clearly the top of a ski-jump to a one-party-state.

Concerns on politicisation in new Russell ideas on Gaelic broadcasting

April 23rd, 2015
Addressing the Celtic Media Festival in Inverness on Thursday, which he founded 35 years ago, Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell is calling for BBC Alba

Dick Balharry – tribute from Chief Executive of Scottish Natural Heritage

April 23rd, 2015
With the death yesterday of Dick Balharry we have lost a friend, colleague and formidable champion of wild land.

Heavy sea fog affecting early inshore Hebridean ferries

April 23rd, 2015
A thick sea fog from first light this morning, 23rd April, has led to the cancellation of most of the early ferries

Appeal for local knowledge from Kintyre

April 22nd, 2015
Does anyone know how those intriguing rocks below the Mull of Kintyre lighthouse got their name?

Alex due another delicious spanking from Nicola

April 22nd, 2015
The BBC Scotland website has revealed that earlier this month, April, Alex Salmond MSP stepped out of line yet again in grabbing pole position in the battle for supremacy of First Ministers.

‘Shovel ready’ new build school delayed by Scottish Government error

April 22nd, 2015
[23 April: Response below from Stuart McMillan MSP] The £25 million new build Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School [OLS] will not now open until January 2017 - at the earliest -

Interesting take on a Scotland-England border

April 22nd, 2015
The website, Scotland in Union, is carrying a compelling narrative -

More knock-on disruption to Islay and Colonsay ferry services

April 22nd, 2015
CalMac has published notices of disruptions to the Kennacraig-Islay service over 23rd to 25th April; and to the Colonsay-Kennacraig service

Scottish Government postpones dumping corroborative evidence until ‘after the 2016 Holyrood election’ – and reveals new shocks

April 21st, 2015
Continuing serious and widespread concern and criticism of the Scottish Government's stubborn will to abolish Scots law's requirement

MSPs concern over Police Station opening hours

April 21st, 2015
Local MSP Jackie Baillie has called on Police Scotland to keep its promises

As latest polls show new SNP leads, what is NOT in manifesto highlights a lost epic opportunity

April 21st, 2015
Today, 21st April, the latest You Gov poll shows the SNP at 49% and Labour at 25%. Yesterday, two constituency polls

Deadline extended for response to council survey on outward migration from Argyll of young and working age population

April 21st, 2015
A long-term declining population, particularly among young and working age people,

Volunteer to help – and enjoy the party – at the Rob Roy Challenge

April 21st, 2015
Leading children’s charity, Barnardo’s Scotland, is inviting volunteers to lend a helping hand at the exciting 10th Rob Roy Challenge