Today’s travel updates

Friday, March 6th, 2015
6th March 2015: 08.00] Weather. Roads. Ferries. Information sources.

Under Islay’s hat: Gold award for Old Excise House in the 10th World’s Original Marmalade Awards

Friday, March 6th, 2015
photo 2-2 copy It can hardly be a surprise that a certain celebrity was the guest of honour at the 10th World's Original Marmalade Awards,

MV Loch Seaforth for Stornoway-Ullapool: a tale of public sector ‘management’

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
photo-34 copy This is a tale of the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, CMAL [Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited], the money markets,

BBC ALBA explores Scotland’s diverse island communities

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Eileanan Fraoich S2 Ep1 - Staffin - Heather Dewar & Ian The Herd MacDonald copy Heather Dewar’s island odyssey resumes this week with a second series of Eileanan Fraoich

Get on board for National Ferry Fortnight

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA Caledonian MacBrayne has launched a limited edition range of attractive promotions as part of National Ferry Fortnight, which runs

Launch of inspirational Lewis project to offer remote access to St Kilda

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Stac_an_Armin_and_Boreray An invited audience from all over Scotland attended a key event on 26th February to progress the St Kilda Centre – Ionad Hiort –

Portavadie to launch Water Adventure in April 2015

Sunday, March 1st, 2015
DSC_0516 copy Some people dream about starting their own business but 16 year old Lewis McFall is about to make this a reality

Mount Stuart named Scotland’s top romantic wedding venue

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Members of the Mount Stuart Weddings Team with the award for Romantic Wedding Venue - Scottish Wedding Awards copy And what could better this spectacular venue, the spendidly designed red brick Victorian gothic mansion, at once grand and playful,

The Macallan breaks world record for most expensive whisky sold at auction

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
The Macallan M 6L copyGuinness World Records™ has awarded The Macallan the accolade of ‘most expensive whisky sold at auction’. Now the definitive world record holder, The Macallan M Imperiale 6-litre Lalique decanter sold at auction in Hong Kong for $628,000 in January 2014, breaking the previous record of $460,000 held by The Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue, raising funds for a host of locally based charities. David Cox of The Macallan says : 'To achieve this record for a second time is an outstanding achievement for The Macallan and is testament to the appetite for such exceptional and special creations with our long standing partner, Lalique. 'M Imperiale is the largest decanter Lalique has ever made and the largest The Macallan has ever filled.

Brian Wilson on Clyde and Hebridean Ferry Services tender

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
http://forargyll.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/12/Brian-Wilson-2-copy.jpg Brian Wilson, born in Dunoon in Argyll and Labour Minister of State from 1997-2003 in the Scottish Office, Foreign Office,

Islay 3×8: Unique Islay coalition suspends General Election campaign for one night only

March 6th, 2015
On the very day the least predictable ever General Election campaign gets going, the Islay Gaelic College will host a unique Islay coalition.

BEAR Scotland: major programme of works for A83

March 6th, 2015
Work to improve the A83 as part of Transport Scotland's on-going maintenance programme

Argyll & Bute planning applications for week to 6th March 2015

March 6th, 2015
Argyll & Bute planning applications for week

Blair trying to buy his way back into nationwide Labour favour

March 6th, 2015
It was being reported yesterday that the Flying Dutchman of British politics, the ghost ship doomed never to be able to reach port,

Lysblink Seaways in Clyde, north of Inverkip

March 5th, 2015
A flotilla of tugs and anchor handlers are accompanying the Lysblink Seaways, the cargo boat that T-Boned

Full refurbishment for listed building, Dunoon Primary School

March 5th, 2015
Michael Russell, MSP for Argyll & Bute, has welcomed the announcement by new Education Secretary,

McGrigor raises Argyll & Bute maternity scanning services in Parliament

March 5th, 2015
Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands MSP, raised the issue of local access to maternity scanning services in Argyll & Bute

Give the council and Oban Bay Marine some cool space to discuss

March 5th, 2015
We are aware that local concerns on Argyll and Bute Council's current attitude to the highly durable proposal for a walk ashore transit marina

BEAR Scotland update on A82, A85 and A828 works

March 5th, 2015
Following a decision taken yesterday, on weather grounds, to postpone from 5th March the planned resurfacing

Ascot to Scottish Tourism Week: Argyll and the Isles Tourism Cooperative

March 5th, 2015
Scottish Tourism Week is up and running and representatives of Argyll and the Isles Tourism Co-operative

First March medevac for Oban Lifeboat

March 5th, 2015
At 5.15pm yesteday evening [Wednesday 4th March] Oban lifeboat launched to a medevac

Race is on for Cape Campbeltown: Russell tables parliamentary motion backing UK Spaceport for Machrihanish

March 4th, 2015
Michael Russell, MSP for Argyll and Bute, has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament urging support

Scottish Enterprise and HIE now driving development in Scottish tourism

March 4th, 2015
Future leaders of Scotland’s tourism destinations are benefiting from a unique programme by

SNP candidate for Argyll & Bute in major own goal?

March 3rd, 2015
The SNP's candidate for Argyll and Bute, Brendan O'Hara from Helensburgh, said in his address to SNP party members

Campbeltown in the running to be UK spaceport

March 3rd, 2015
With the Moray airbases now ruled out by the UK government as being too important to the country's defence requirements,

Resurfacing works for A82 on A86 junction at Spean Bridge

March 3rd, 2015
BEAR Scotland, acting on behalf of Transport Scotland, will be carrying out essential repair works on the A82 Trunk Road, at Spean Bridge.

Conservatives suggest new network of recovery centres to treat drunks outwith overpressed A&E

March 3rd, 2015
The Scottish Conservatives have come up with a plan for separate recovery centres designed to receive and treat drunks, freeing up our crisis-ridden,

£137,234 pocket money for Argyll & Bute Council to improve work-based training for young people

March 3rd, 2015
Argyll and Bute Council is to receive £137,234 of government support for assisting young people into employment.

Solicitor General announces review of agricultural crime prosecution policy

March 3rd, 2015
The Solicitor General, Lesley Thomson QC, has today, 3rd March 2015,  announced a full review of the way agricultural crimes are prosecuted

Campbeltown meetings on Ben Ghulean Community Woodland and community land rights in post-referendum Scotland

March 2nd, 2015
Campbeltown sees two important and consecutive meetings this week - one on Tuesday 3rd March and one on Wednesday 4th March - both at 7pm

Police Scotland Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 2nd March 2015

March 2nd, 2015
Theft of vehicle Between 2pm and 3.30pm on 24 February a motor car was stolen from Duncholgen caravan site, Lochgilphead.

Tarbert Film Club: the new Le Carre – A Most Wanted Man

March 1st, 2015
Ever since his early sixties novel. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, John le Carré’s books have made popular

Charles Greenlees: Solo Photographic Exhibition

March 1st, 2015
The Mid Argyll Camera Club's [MACC] third solo Photographic Exhibition

Young Scots encouraged to vote in Scottish Youth Parliament elections

March 1st, 2015
The Scottish Youth Parliament was set up in 1999 to provide a forum for young people. It brings together

BEAR Scotland’s plans for Argyll bridge improvements: A82 A85 and A828

March 1st, 2015
BEAR Scotland will be beginning works on three Argyll bridges this month, March 2015.

Argyll and Bute planning applications for week to 27th February 2015

March 1st, 2015
Argyll and Bute planning applications

John Holt: Gildas Quartet at Kilmory Council Chamber

March 1st, 2015
The Mid Argyll Arts Association [MAAA] - part of Argyll and Bute Concert Tours - hosted a concert by the Gildas Quartet

Scottish Labour Leader self-mutilating in coyness on parliamentary intentions

March 1st, 2015
Jim Murphy, new Leader of Scottish Labour and MP for East Renfrewshire, is tactically askew in  his non-handling of the matter of his parliamentary intentions.

Common Weal Kintyre Book Group

March 1st, 2015
A new Book Group has been formed in Kintyre out of the interest in Common Weal ideas on changing

Cabinet Secretary responds to McGrigor on Crown Estate change concerns

March 1st, 2015
Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, has told Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands