Today’s travel updates

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
[Update 08.00] Weather. Roads.  Ferries. Information sources.

And the 2014 Kilberry Scarecrow winners are…

Monday, April 21st, 2014
kilberry 24 At a very successful afternoon's Craft Fayre in Ormsary Hall on the Kilberry peninsula, the winners of

Kilberry’s Easter 2014 scarecrows go topical – but not always

Sunday, April 20th, 2014
Kilberry 2014 9 This years crop of scarecrows have been adding to the interest of the spectacular and remote Kilberry peninsula,

Clyde RIver ferry: Business Scotland interview with CalMac’s Martin Dorchester

Saturday, April 19th, 2014
Brisbane City Cat 1 A generally interesting recent programme on Scotland and the shipping industry in the Business Scotland series

Bear Scotland’s ongoing works at Rest and be Thankful

Friday, April 18th, 2014
rabt 2 Over the past week, those driving the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful will have been aware of helicopter l

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 Lubnaig 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

Fracking with a light touch: could planned change to trespass law fuel new English revolution?

April 24th, 2014
The Financial Times earlier today broke a fracking story now picked up by the other major

Coruisk deployment: McGrigor probes prove major embarrassment to DFM

April 23rd, 2014
Highlands and Islands MSP, Jamie McGrigor has pursued Transport Scotland on the detail of the quite scandalous

Indy vote trumps dropping of corroborative evidence – for a year

April 23rd, 2014
Anyone with a brain ought to be glad even of some respite from the planned destruction of safe law in Scotland

Candidates and issues in Oban South and the Isles by-election

April 23rd, 2014
[Updated 11.58] There are five candidates for the vacant seat for Ward 4 of Argyll and Bute Council - Oban, South and the Isles,

McGrigor says assumptions on EU membership are insecure

April 22nd, 2014
Jamie McGrigor MSP, has today criticised the Scottish Government for its repeated assertions

More concerns on SNP candidate selection for Oban Ward 4 by-election

April 22nd, 2014
For Argyll has learned from informed sources that the Oban Branch of the SNP is divided over the choice of candidate

Police Scotland Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 22nd April 2014

April 22nd, 2014
Theft Between 8pm on 12 April and 11am on 14 April a quantity of oil was stolen from a farm in the Kilmartin area.

SNP choose one of the local party’s wrecker balls as Oban South and the Isles by-election candidate

April 22nd, 2014
You can't say that the local SNP constituency group are inconsistent. They do keep on digging.

It’s holiday time – Oban Lifeboat on a shout to troubled yacht, Mystic

April 21st, 2014
Oban's RNLI lifeboat was launched again today [21st April] at 12.01, to go to the assistance of the 32ft Jeanneau

Indy and the Monarchy

April 21st, 2014
Scotland's First Minister. Alex Salmond, has spoken before about the Queen being given a separate Scottish Coronation

Better Together still clueless – and about to do more harm

April 21st, 2014
There has been talk for the last couple of weeks of replacing Alastair Darling as titular front man for the pro-union

Red faces at The Herald for ‘David Cameron’ gaffe

April 21st, 2014
Community Land Scotland, representing communities that have become communal landowners following state assisted

Stuart Owen

April 21st, 2014
Stuart Owen, the successful and committed manager of Mid Argyll Community Pool in Lochgilphead,

Oban lifeboat on a midnight shout to recover four in the water after sinking

April 20th, 2014
Oban's RNLI  lifeboat launched just before midnight last night, Saturday 19th April, in response to an incident

‘Saving Mr Banks’ at Tarbert Film Club tonight

April 19th, 2014
Miss P L Travers was an Australian author of children's novels. In the 1930s, after moving

CalMac: the Douglas Fraser teaser

April 19th, 2014
At the end of Radio Scotland's recent Business Scotland programme on the shipping industry, when his interview

A seat for Sylvie: touching tribute to Sylvie McLardy by Kilmartin Musem

April 18th, 2014
Sylvie McLardy was the endlessly cheerful manager of the shop at Argyll's Kilmartin Museum. She died in 2010

So much for JOMO as businesses demand Scottish Government enables mobile phone mast upgrades

April 18th, 2014
VisitScotland's recently mooted the  crass nonsense that the ill-connected Highlands and Islands could market themselves

Another first for Loch Fyne Oysters – a Wedding Fair

April 18th, 2014
It has to be the trumpeted aphrodisiacal performacne of oysters that has prompted Loch Fyne Oysters

Inveraray’s Bluebell Festival Jail Break Run now full

April 18th, 2014
The 2014 Bluebell Festival Jail Break - on 11th May - is now full with entries closed. There is a waiting list

Funding for two Rosneath peninsula spectaculars

April 18th, 2014
It would be so appropriate for this to be announced with a drum roll.

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