Today’s travel updates

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
[Update 16.45] Weather. Roads.  Ferries. Information sources.

7th Time Lord creates time for Barnardos, with Dr Who and Hobbit memorabilia at auction

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Sylvester McCoy Research has shown that an average of 1.7billion items of clothing are left unworn every year – that is 30% of an average wardrobe,

Pens drawn: two months and counting to Tarbert Viking Festival

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Viking Festival Tarbert Is this a sign that the residents of Tarbert are identifying with their fellows in Orkney and Shetland and preparing

Loch Lubhnaig opens two new visitor sites for Easter – with a quality hot food kiosk

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Loch Lugnaig not food cabin Two new visitor sites at Loch Lubnaig, in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, north of Callander, are open for the Easter weekend.

Cumberland Avenue Helensburgh 8.30am this morning – in go council contractors under police escort

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
jcbs at cumberland avenue Today the planning department of Argyll and Bute Council can stand justly proud of taking the correct action in defence

Will YOU help put pressure on the Foreign Office to solve the mystery of Jamie Taggart?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Jim Taggart This is a father who has lost his son in unknown circumstances in Vietnam, five months ago. 

Niall Iain Macdonald on count down for 3,400 mile single handed NY2SY TransAt row

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Niall Iain Macdonald TransAt row It's hard for the less courageous of us even to imagine what travelling endlessly towards a flat horizon 3,400 miles away is like,

Helensburgh and Lomond Real Ale Festival 2014 – a sponsors’ delight

Monday, April 14th, 2014
Oalelogo Gordon Andrew, aka the Ale Fest's Grand Pooh-Bah [which should make this the Titipu Ale Fest], has sworn to make this year’s event even better than last

Tobermory Lifeboat: 17 hour shout in 180 mile rescue of cargo boat drifting south of Tiree

Monday, April 14th, 2014
Tobermory and cargo ship off Tiree Tobermory RNLI lifeboat returned to its station this morning after a 17 hour, 180 mile rescue mission to assist a stricken cargo ship.

Scottish Government gives £10k to Western Isles’ WW1 commemorations

April 17th, 2014
The First World War commemorations on the Western Isles, led by the Gaelic Arts Agency, have today

Activity projects in two Argyll and Bute wards share £250k funding from Active Places fund

April 17th, 2014
In more good news on funding coming into Argyll, three Argyll & Bute based projects have been awarded

Argyll and Bute planning applications for week to 17th April 2014

April 17th, 2014
Argyll and Bute planning applications

£400k from Creative Scotland for youth arts in Argyll

April 17th, 2014
Creative Scotland recently announced the investment of £3.1m to boost youth arts

Taynish outdoor photographic exhibition to launch John Muir Festival

April 16th, 2014
An outdoor exhibition of wildlife photographs opens at Taynish National Nature Reserve (NNR) next week

Summer Night’s Hop for Jura from the Corn Potato String Band

April 16th, 2014
This is a foot stompin' hoe-down night of real down home traditional American dance and song,

Inaugural Gathering for Clan Colquhoun International Society to raise funds for clan museum

April 16th, 2014
With New York having just celebrated Tartan Week, the international society of one

Adrian Nation to play the ‘Benderloch Palladium’ – aka the Victory Hall

April 16th, 2014
This is what folk have been saying about Adrian Nation, booked to play Benderloch's Victory Hall

Police Scotland Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 15th April 2014

April 16th, 2014
Theft of Wood Sometime between 31 January and 11 April 2014 a quantity of wood

Problems with both pro-indy and pro-union campaigns

April 16th, 2014
The last few days have produced a distillation of what is wrong with each of the campaigns contesting the future of Scotland.

Link between Rangers FC and Oscar Pistorius murder trial

April 15th, 2014
There's an interesting link between Rangers Football Club and Oscar Pistorius, currently on trial in Pretoria for the murder

Pirates and Mermaids at Craignish

April 15th, 2014
If home is where the heart is, what do you do when your heart is all over the place?

MACpool seeks volunteer Race Makers for Crinan Puffer 8.5 mile race

April 15th, 2014
MACpool, the Mid Argyll Community Pool in Lochgilphead, is looking for volunteers to act as Race Makers

50th anniversary of first west coast car ferry – from LOLOs to ROROs and DODOs

April 15th, 2014
Fifty years ago today, 15th April 2014, one of the most important events in the history of ferry services to the west coast of Scotland took place.

A history of the world in ten and a half bagpipes at Dunoon Burgh Hall

April 14th, 2014
This astonishing  coup de theatre will be performed on 25th April at 7pm by Dirk Campbell [or should that be Sgian Dubh Campbell?].

Busiest ever year in HIAL airports passenger carryings

April 14th, 2014
Highlands And Islands Airports Limited [HIAL], Scotland's regional airport operator, in 2013-14 achieved its busiest ever year,

Works update on A82 at Pulpit Rock – upcoming overnight closures

April 14th, 2014
Construction works will continue on the A82 Pulpit Rock Improvement scheme with overnight road closures scheduled

Argyll and the Isles Tourism follows up on Expo

April 14th, 2014
[Updated 16.45] Argyll and the Isles Tourism Cooperative [AITC] has spent the week since its exhibition at the 2014 Scottish tourism Expo

Oban lifeboat on medevac

April 14th, 2014
Yesterday morning, Sunday 13th April, at 11.10 am the Oban Lifeboat was launched to pick up an

Patricia Ferguson asks about those evacuated during Red Road Flats blow-down for Games ceremony

April 11th, 2014
[Updated below 13th April] Labour MSP, Patricia Ferguson, who grew up in Glasgow's now even better known Red Road Flats, has raised an issue

Prince Albert of Monaco visits Islay and Jura distilleries

April 11th, 2014
Last weekend, Prince Albert of Monaco visited the Argyll islands if Islay and Jura for a distillery tour

Apologies for slow service

April 11th, 2014
The latest bug in circulation has been doing its worst - the effect of which has been obvious this week

One week to deadline for UK-wide young entrepreneurs competition for £10k business start up

April 10th, 2014
Budding entrepreneurs across the UK have just one week left to enter into a nationwide competition

Farmers and landowners pledge £12k reward for information on deaths of 19 birds of prey in Ross-shire

April 10th, 2014
A group of farmers and landowners from the Moray Firth area are together pledging a reward of £12,000 for information

The mighty Kindrochit Quadrathlon picks Mary’s Meals as one of its two selected charities

April 10th, 2014
On 12th July, at Loch Tay in Perthshire in the Scottish Highlands, the Artemis Kindrochit Quadrathlon issues a supreme physical challenge

South Africa legal system in operation in Pistorius trial

April 10th, 2014
Sky News is covering, live each day from 8.30am, the trial of Oscar Pistorius for the murder a year ago of his girlfriend,

The focus of political bidding: Western and Northern Islands delegation in London devolution talks

April 9th, 2014
The Shetland News is reporting a development that must be hugely gratifying for the delegation from the Western and Northern Isles

Council considers outsourcing economic development

April 9th, 2014
Having chosen to appoint to the post of Executive Director for Economic Development and Infrastructure a waste management specialist

Police Scotland, Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 7th April 2014

April 9th, 2014
Vandalism Sometime between 3 pm on Saturday 29th and 9 am on Monday 31st March paint was thrown over The Barber Shop,

Regional Air Connectivity Fund goes to £20 million

April 9th, 2014
Back on 27th June last year, 2013, Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, delivered his 'Investing in Britain's Future' speech