Today’s travel updates

Friday, October 24th, 2014
[Update 00.01] Weather. Roads.  Ferries. Information sources.

Scottish Opera at Crinan Hotel with Puffy MacPuffer on Crabbit Canals tour

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Puffy MacPuffer - Credit Bartosz Madejski  (280) copy What's not to like? Boats, storytelling and live music - Scottish Opera is back with an all-new children’s production

Crowdfunding iniatitive from Kilfinan Community Forest to reforest 2013 storm damage

Monday, October 20th, 2014
bC5lP6EH2GuRk_qpC7n9PocXFuccWt6fLX7Ivfga6ZR_PiURhXlgN7wK_003 Kilfinan Community Forest Company [KCFC] - at Tighnabruaich on the Kyles of Bute, is today launching a ‘Sponsor a Sapling’

Rural business interest in Fisheries Management demonstration day

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Tillmouth fishings Fisheries Management – Bordering on Excellence is a demonstration day organised by Scottish Land & Estates in association

2014 Scotland Boat Show sold over £2M on the spot – expected to double

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
DSC_1858 Over 13,000 visitors flocked to Scotland’s Boat Show 2014 at Inverclyde's Kip Marina last weekend, as the boating world showed off

HMS Argyll sails the flag to Dominican Republic

Friday, October 17th, 2014
HMS ARGYLL Depolys on ATP(N) Plymouth-based Royal Navy warship, the Type 23 Frigate, HMS Argyll, has visited Santo Domingo

Trees for Life awarded £80k for conservation projects in Glen Affric

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
IMG_5015_Athnamulloch_Bothy copy Plans to protect and restore one of Scotland’s signature and beautiful glens – alongside wildlife such as golden eagles,

Tommy Ralston: Peel fishings

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
PastedGraphic-2 What was it like, steaming into Peel among a fleet of ringers?' This question came to me from Mike Craine recently.

Between earth and heaven: Anthony Gormley’s Another Place

Monday, October 13th, 2014
SONY DSC Argyll - and those funding public art here, are becoming more interested in the potency of art installations, with that interest fuelled

Success for SAMS coordinated experiment on environmental impact of carbon release

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
QICS experiment in Ardmucknish Bay The worlds' first experiment in a controlled sub-seabed CO2 leak has demonstrated minimal

Oban North and Lorn by-election count under way – indications, analyses, result

October 24th, 2014
[Updated 01.40 below] The count for the Oban North and Lorn by-election result for the vacant seat in Ward 5 of Argyll and Bute Council,

Isle of Luing gets consent for Spanish slate to roof its Atlantic Islands Centre

October 23rd, 2014
At the meeting of Argyll and Bute Council's Planning Committee today, Councillor Roddy McCuish put forward a motion

Meetings for anglers to discuss ‘Revive the Clyde’ campaign

October 23rd, 2014
The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network [SSACN] and the Sustinable Inshore Fisheries Trusty [SIFT] are hosting a series

Fiona Logan leaving Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National park

October 23rd, 2014
Fiona Logan, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, has announced today, 23rd October,

Emergency closure of A83 at Strone Point this afternoon

October 23rd, 2014
An emergency road closure was implemented on the A83 trunk road at Strone Point for one hour after a specialist drill rig,

McGrigor holds talks with Health Secretary on rural GP provision in Argyll

October 23rd, 2014
Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands Conservative MSP, held talks in Oban today, 23rd October, with the Cabinet Secretary for Health,

Summer 2014 realised fears about coastguard numbers in new service

October 23rd, 2014
[Updated below on Belfast Coastguard situation] The rash concept of radical cost cutting to 'modernise' the United Kingdom coastguard service and its clumsy introduction

Slight fall in HIAL’s Q3 carryings but good growth at some individual island airports

October 22nd, 2014
While overall passenger carrying figures across the 11 airports operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited [HIAL]

Public views sought – give them – on safeguards to cover the proposed loss of corroborating evidence

October 22nd, 2014
Under the current legal system, evidence is required from at least two different and independent sources

So who’s in the SNP Council Group today – and should they be?

October 21st, 2014
For Argyll has seen records of conversations with Argyll and Bute Council's SNP Council Group Leader,

A83 closed at Rest and Be Thankful

October 21st, 2014
[Updated below 20.00] This afternoon's [21st October] closure of the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful is not due to a landslide but to a road traffic accident

More Argyll successes at the 2014 Royal National Mòd

October 21st, 2014
With sudden illness preventing  our Mòdish and Gaelic speaking reporter from getting to the Mòd this year, For Argyll tried

HMS Argyll arrives in Bermuda to help with aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

October 21st, 2014
Ironically, as the now downgraded Hurricane Gonzalo blows through Argyll, having made landfall last night, the Royal Navy's

Police Scotland Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 21st October 2014

October 21st, 2014
Possession of drugs At 11.15am on 18th October a 31 year old male was stopped on the A83,

Will Luing’s Atlantic Islands Centre get consent for Spanish or Slate Isles roofing slate?

October 21st, 2014
The meeting at 10.45am tomorrow, 22nd October, of Argyll and Bute Council's Planning,

Island ferry services worst hit by gales

October 21st, 2014
The gales following the landfall of the former Hurricane Gonzalo have caused disruption to Argyll's ferry services,

Ward 5 by election candidates’ responses to For Argyll’s two questions

October 21st, 2014
Question 1 'You have recently lost an election in this and/or the adjoining Oban South ward. What did you learn from that experience

Severe ferry disruption possible Tuesday 21st October

October 20th, 2014
With Argyll Ferries cancelling evening sailings tonight on its passenger service between Gourock and Dunoon and warning

MV Nicola anchored in Scapa Flow by ETV Herakles

October 20th, 2014
MV Nicola, the 95 foot long general cargo ship flagged in Curacao, which  broke down and was drifting in the Pentland Firth

When is Argyll and Bute going to publish its mini-count breakdown of the indy referendum vote here?

October 20th, 2014
Other councils all over Scotland have been publishing the breakdowns - by ward or area - of the independence referendum vote

SNP Deputy Leader candidates set out their stalls

October 20th, 2014
Yesterday's edition [19th October 2014] of The Sunday Herald carried manifesto statements by each of the three candidates

Expect ferry disruptions Tuesday 21st October

October 20th, 2014
With winds at or gusting to gale force tomorrow, Tuesday 21st October, Caledonian MacBrayne is warning of likely

Lifeline for wildlife – 5p per carrier bag in Scotland from today

October 20th, 2014
Following the successful introduction in Wales and Northern Ireland of a 5p charge per carrier bag, Scotland is introducing

For Argyll challenge to candidates for Thursday’s Oban North & Lorn by-election

October 20th, 2014
[Updated] The three party-based candidates for this Thursday's [23rd October 2014] by-election for Ward 5, Oban North and Lorn,

Roadshows on new EU Common Agricultural Policy payments system

October 19th, 2014
The Scottish Government is holding a series of roadshows across Scotland to clarify the details of

Mary’s Meals in action in Ebola-stricken West Africa

October 19th, 2014
Argyll-born child food aid in education charity, Mary's Meals, has been working in Liberia in West Africa

November ‘Christmas Market’ at Kilmartin Museum Cafe

October 19th, 2014
Kilmartin Museum Café is running a Fair Trade and Christmas Themed Market on

HMS Argyll arriving to help hurricane-struck Bermuda

October 19th, 2014
The Type 23 Frigate, HMS Argyll, on a flag flying mission in the Caribbean, has been diverted by the Royal Navy

Corporate quadrille in airport sales weakens force of competition law

October 18th, 2014
It was announced yesterday, 17th October 2014, that Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports had been sold by

Mull and Islay rock the 2014 Mod with multiple wins on the final day

October 18th, 2014
[Corrected] Mull and Islay made their presence felt in the closing stages of the 2014 Royal National Mod; with Donna Dugdale from Tobermory and Fergus Muir from Islay