27th April 2015: 00.01. Weather. Roads. Ferries. Information sources.
I have been in and around the debate on independence for Scotland for a long time
The 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.
2007 racist sectarian jibe comes back to haunt Argyll & Bute SNP candidateApril 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 wrongApril 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 LighthouseApril 26th, 2015
Many readers of For Argyll swill remember the fascinating series of articles Argyll's Ellis Cameron wrote
Benderloch’s Victory Hall gigsApril 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 HallApril 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 BreakApril 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 screwsApril 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 marinaApril 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 warApril 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 2015April 24th, 2015
Sturgeon’s decoy of The Herald on indyref 2 torpedoed by herselfApril 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 stocksApril 24th, 2015
Today’s publication by Scottish Government of the official 2014 catch statistics for salmon confirms
Hilarious council insight in Argyllhire AdvertiserApril 24th, 2015
The substantially improved local newspaper, the Argyllshire Advertiser - known with fond irreverence
A83 resurfacing at Arrochar to startApril 24th, 2015
BEAR Scotland has announced that £178,000 of resurfacing on the A83.
Council Leader reshuffles the packApril 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 informationApril 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 candidateApril 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 broadcastingApril 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 HeritageApril 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 ferriesApril 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 KintyreApril 22nd, 2015
Does anyone know how those intriguing rocks below the Mull of Kintyre lighthouse got their name?
Alex due another delicious spanking from NicolaApril 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 errorApril 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 borderApril 22nd, 2015
The website, Scotland in Union, is carrying a compelling narrative -
More knock-on disruption to Islay and Colonsay ferry servicesApril 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 shocksApril 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 hoursApril 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 opportunityApril 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 populationApril 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 ChallengeApril 21st, 2015
Leading children’s charity, Barnardo’s Scotland, is inviting volunteers to lend a helping hand at the exciting 10th Rob Roy Challenge