Today’s travel updates

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
[Update 00.01] Weather. Roads.  Ferries. Information sources.

SSE backs Sunart Community Renewables micro hydro scheme

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
Sunart hydro (2) copy A large-scale renewables corporation is helping a small community renewables initiative.

Majestic Line welcomes skipper launching his own Argyll Cruising

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This is how good business works - a company welcoming competition [and from a former employee], knowing that the more good quality businesses there are in any sector,

HMS Argyll in high-speed night time chase for third cocaine bust in the Caribbean

Monday, November 24th, 2014
CN Ops 13 Nov 14 The UK Warship, HMS Argyll, has seized over 850 Kg of cocaine with a wholesale value in the UK of £36 million. The Type 23 Frigate

Scale Model to ‘anchor’ at Loch Katrine, bringing £1,000 donation to Helensburgh RNLI

Monday, November 24th, 2014
Model SSWS copy A handcrafted model of the historic steamship which plies Loch Katrine, in the Trossachs and literally above Loch Lomond, has been gifted

Perfect fit in new partnership marketing initiative for Cowal’s Creggans Inn

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
IMAG1924 copy An imaginative marketing partnership has been brokered between Cowal's famous Creggans Inn at Strachur

RIP Hamish of the Trossachs Woollen Mill

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
SONY DSC The autumnal hue of Hamish, the second oldest bull in the world and the star at the roadside Trossachs Woollen Mill

Martin Briscoe: the Skipness bombing range

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
15788147736_383617ae45_z A recent article about Skipness got me thinking about the Bombing Range arrow and quadrant tower there.

Helensburgh’s Hill House raising last phase of funding to keep Mackintosh treasures

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Armchair in The Drawing Room, C.R.M. With the recovery work from the devastating fire At Glasgow School of Art very much the topic of the moment, two stunning pieces of furniture designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the National Trust for Scotland’s Hill House

Leading filmmaker from Mull backs bid to transform derelict bothy into wilderness base

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Gordon_Buchanan A leading wildlife filmmaker is backing a bid by Trees for Life to transform an iconic but derelict mountain bothy into

Sturgeon presents fully populist spending programme of government

November 26th, 2014
The First Minister's first Programme for Government is disappointing. Trotting out the credo of redistributive support for 'the many and not the few' is easy peasy -

Russell to ask Marine Scotland to accelerate SSE replacement of power cable to Jura

November 26th, 2014
With the subsea power cable to Jura out of action now for six months, the islands of Islay, Jura and Colonsay

If you agree Tony Blair should not have been given the Save The Children Global Legacy award…

November 26th, 2014
... please sign the petition linked below. It already has almost 100,000 signatures [99,150]. It needs a signature from everyone who

Time to stop to think – as the cult sweeps into Campbeltown

November 26th, 2014
For Argyll has warned for some time that Scotland is being led to becoming a one-party state, a condition which can only alarm

Strone Primary Parent Council fundraiser needs specific used items to recycyle

November 26th, 2014
Strone Primary School's Parent Council is asking for the items described below to support recycling and to raise funds for the school.

SSACN looking for Project Officer in development of Community Outreach Programme

November 26th, 2014
The energetic Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network [SSACN] is recruiting a Project Officer for an initial period

Clegg dreams of threesome coalition for Westminster in the face of the Groper’s revenge

November 25th, 2014
Sky pilot Lib Dem Leader, Nick Clegg, is likely to break up on re-entry to earth's atmosphere following the May 2015 General Election.

Police Scotland Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 25th November 2014

November 25th, 2014
Theft Between 5.30pm on 17 November and 9am on 19 November a quantity of scrap metal was stolen

Global combat ships for the Clyde

November 25th, 2014
[Update note below] Two weeks ago, First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, caused a right old stooshie when he was quoted as saying

Transfer to Faslane of two Trafalgar class submarines no unalloyed gain

November 25th, 2014
The Ministry of Defence announced yesterday, 24th November, that of the four Trafalgar class nuclear powered

Nicky Archibald joins CKD Galbraith

November 24th, 2014
Oban property sales consultant, Nicky Archibald - a member of the BID 4 Oban Board and of Luing Community Council,

Helensburgh SNP welcome ministerial appointment of Marco Biagi MSP

November 24th, 2014
Helensburgh SNP is celebrating the appointment of one of its own, so to speak - Marco Biagi MSP - as Minister of Local Government

‘And how much would this have cost an independent Scotland?’

November 24th, 2014
For Argyll was in the midst of preparing an article on this subject when a quick-witted business figure emailed us

Jackie Baillie responds to report on Vale Of Leven Hospital C.Diff Inquiry

November 24th, 2014
The report from the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry  has, at last, been published [here] at 2pm this afternoon.

Welcome initiative from Smith Commission on votes for 16 and 17 year olds

November 24th, 2014
The Smith Commission is reported to be minded to recommend retaining the vote for 16 and 17 year olds, following

Public consultation for Tarbert on pedestrian facilities for A83 through the town

November 24th, 2014
Residents and businesses in Tarbert are being asked to contribute to a public consultation on proposals

As he moves to Cabinet, former Transport Minister tells McGrigor options for the A83 ‘will be kept under review’

November 24th, 2014
The outgoing Scottish Transport Minister, Keith Brown - recently promoted by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to Cabinet Secretary

Support for 7 west coast local economies in Local Management Agreements with Crown Estate

November 24th, 2014
Tarbert on the Isle of Harris is the latest community to work with The Crown Estate to develop marine tourism facilities

Campbell Cameron: come to the Grassroots Skipinnish launch party & ceilidh

November 23rd, 2014
The idea of a grassroots cafe came out of the Referendum campaign where many of us thought

Gigha community ownership on brink of failure

November 23rd, 2014
For Argyll warned some time ago - during the work of the Land Reform Review Group and during the rampant politicisation

ARRAN’s COAST wins Nature of Scotland Marine Conservation Award – and takes opportunity to pressure government

November 23rd, 2014
Recognised worldwide as one of the UK’s leading community marine conservation organisations, the Community of Arran Seabed Trust [COAST]

Gordon Brown to stand down from Westminster at General Election

November 22nd, 2014
Former United Kingdom Prime Minister, Labour's Gordon Brown, is to stand down as MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

SAMS launches Laurence Mee Centre for Society and the Sea

November 22nd, 2014
On 20th November 2014, the Scottish Association for Marine Science [SAMS] at Dunstaffnage near Oban, launched a new research centre

Scotland rugby team on song

November 22nd, 2014
With a virtually unchallenged 37-12 win against Tonga this afternoon at Kilmarnock, Scotland expunged the memory

Open minded new Transport Minister offers hope to Coastguard SOS campaign

November 22nd, 2014
After beating their heads and laying their evidence out before a series of uninterested short-stay Shipping Ministers,

Hazard warning lights on A83 for Rest and Be Thankful

November 22nd, 2014
With prolonged rain during the night and more this morning, the Wig-Wag signs are on

Rene Descartes on manoeuvres in Sound of Jura

November 22nd, 2014
The cable layer, Rene Descartes, which has become a familiar sight in waters around Argyll, has been behaving

Welcome for movement on the Oban CHORD project money

November 21st, 2014
Oban is now set to benefit from over £2million of public realm improvements - along Stafford Street and into parts of

Michael Russell’s message to Argyll

November 21st, 2014
No longer in government following today's reshuffle by new First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon,  Michael Russell, Argyll & Bute's MSP,

With her government team completed, how will Nicola Sturgeon’s set do the job?

November 21st, 2014
Completing her first administration with the announcement of thirteen and a half