Today’s travel updates

Friday, August 1st, 2014
[Update 00.01] Weather. Roads.  Ferries. Information sources.

Arrivals at Glasgow Airport find themselves in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

Friday, August 1st, 2014
SML airline staff enjoy the new Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park interactive airport arrivals area copy In a charming marketing innovation, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has teamed up with Glasgow Airport

Andy Mahon: Guess who I found…

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Draken Harald Hårfagre 2 copy ... sneaking around the dock at sunset?

Funding success for Stramash to see Outdoor Nursery development at Fort William

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA How's this for a particularly scenic Argyll group hug?  Stramash, the Argyll-based Social Enterprise company which inspires young people between the ages of 3 and 23 - through outdoor adventure -

Free bike hire for kids in National Parks Week

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
National Parks Week launch Ruth Craig 3 copy 'Free-wheeling' means just that in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs this week. Scotland’s first National Park is celebrating

Mountaineers and tourism businesses ask for your support to save Rannoch Moor

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Louise in Rannoch There is one week left before the deadline for objections to a plan for a wind farm which would have a devastating impact on one of the spiritual touchstones of wild Scotland -

Andy Mahon: Looking the business – Draken Harald Hårfagre mast now lifted in

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Draken H 8 copy On Saturday, 26th July, the mast for the replica Viking warship, Draken Harald Hårfagre was as good as ready for the lift

The view from Lochinvar: party of the century from the Commonwealth Flotilla

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
SONY DSC Yesterday, 26th July 2014, was about a great river - the Clyde; about boating and commercial maritime business; and about people - so many people.

Galley of Lorne GigFest this weekend – The Last Smilin’ Villains on Saturday

Friday, July 25th, 2014
Galley Gig Fest 2014 - Poster - Tent in Field with Artists copy Tonight and tomorrow night, 25th and 26th July is the second of six weekend GigFests at the Galley of Lorne Inn in Ardfern.

Martin Briscoe: Chieftain to cruise in the Caledonian Canal

Friday, July 25th, 2014
14733294125_990e788c60_z Greenock-based Clyde Cruises' Chieftain arrived in Banavie, west of Fort William, yesterday, with a crew of two delivering

Argyll and Bute planning applications for week to 1st August 2014

August 1st, 2014
Argyll and Bute planning applications for week

Two shouts in 5 hours for Oban lifeboat last night

August 1st, 2014
Oban lifeboat, the Mora Edith Macdonald, was launched twice in 5 hours yesterday, 31st July:  the first at

Challenge to Scottish Government: Change the everyday racist discrimination that asks how civilised is Scotland?

August 1st, 2014
We have passed laws to prevent football hooligans singing sectarian songs in the heat of football matches, usually between 'the old firm' of Celtic and Rangers.

SNH publishes guidance for standardised visualistions of proposed wind farms

July 31st, 2014
Scottish Natural Heritage [SNH] has today published updated guidance on the visual representation of wind farms

Needs of Argyll dialysis patients championed by MSP and Chair of Kidney Support Group

July 31st, 2014
Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands MSP and South Kintyre Councillor, Donald Kelly, who chairs the Kidney Support

Free entry to 2014 Cowal Highand Gathering for Cowal primary pupils

July 30th, 2014
Cowal Highland Gathering is providing local families with another incentive to join the thousands of people

Usain Bolt, the Times report and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

July 30th, 2014
Katie Gibbons, a journalist for The Times newspaper, reported that the world's top men's sprint wizard, Usain Bolt,

McGrigor to raise Highlands & Islands broadband provision at Question Time next week

July 30th, 2014
Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands Conservative MSP, will, in next week's brief return to business

HMS Argyll in services of remembrance In West Indies as Edinburgh Drumhead service nears

July 30th, 2014
HMS Argyll, on tour in the West Indies, has recently paid visits to both Antigua and Montserrat, with its crew present

Scottish Water to invest £1.2m to counter flooding in Helensburgh’s East King Street

July 29th, 2014
Scottish Water's customers in Helensburgh are about to benefit from a £1.2m investment in environmental improvement

Argyll pipe bands at the Scottish Championships

July 29th, 2014
The fourth major pipe band championship of the year, the Scottish, took place on Saturday 26th July at Levengrove Park

Oban lifeboat launches to investigate empty canoe

July 29th, 2014
This morning, 29th July, the skipper of a local fishing boat reported finding an empty canoe

Mount Stuart Trust event on major development project for Bute

July 29th, 2014
The Mount Stuart Trust is to hold an exhibition to showcase a major development project on the Isle of Bute

Police Scotland Lochgilphead: Police reports for week to 29th July 2014

July 29th, 2014
Disturbance At 9.45pm on 23 July 2014 a 23 yr old male was arrested following a disturbance in

Bounce and BBQ in Luss on 3rd August

July 29th, 2014
Luss & Arden Community Development Trust are hosting a fundraising family fun day at

John MacGregor

July 28th, 2014
Where does one start? Oban businessman, John MacGregor who had so recently won the Oban North and Lorn by-election to Argyll and Bute Council, died suddenly earlier today, 28th July 2014.

Martin Briscoe: 29th July BBC Radio 4 on bandits in Lochaber

July 28th, 2014
These particular bandits are not a matter of concern today, though - but are of historic interest.

Managed protest at Pacific Quay shames pro-indy campaign

July 28th, 2014
The political campaigns for and against Scottish independence were supposed to have operated a ceasefire

Oban lifeboat: two shouts in one outing

July 27th, 2014
The Oban lifeboat, the Mora Edith Macdonald, was tasked today, 26th July, by Stornoway Coastguard

Andy Mahon: update on Draken Harald Hårfagre progress

July 25th, 2014
This is just a quick update to say that the stepping of the replica viking warship's mast at Liverpool

Unforgettable Gold for Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean in Men’s 1000m Time Trial B2 Tandem

July 25th, 2014
Neil Fachie  - already Paralympic and World Champion in this discipline - and his powerhouse pilot, Craig MacLean,

Argyll and Bute planning applications for week to 25th July 2014

July 25th, 2014
Argyll and Bute planning applications

No nationalist politicisation of the Games?

July 25th, 2014
It was revealed late last night that the Ministry of Defence [MoD] had been approached with a request

IMF in 4th upward revision of United Kingdom economic growth forecasts

July 25th, 2014
The International Monetary Fund [IMF] has revised upwards  - for the fourth time in a row - its forecasts

‘Moving Minds’ at Auchindrain Township: Friday 25th July

July 25th, 2014
Auchindrain Township has a very worthwhile new exhibition, Moving Minds, opening at the township at midday today, 25th July

Golds, Silver and pain in the pool

July 24th, 2014
Tolcross International Swimming Centre this evening, 24th July, spread out the full deck of cards for fully committed athletes.

Brownlee brothers inspirationally unbeatable in the Triathlon – with a new Scottish star

July 24th, 2014
England's Alastair and Jonnie Brownlee creamed the 2014 Commonwealth Games Men's Triathlon in a spectacular looking Strathclyde Country Park

A Commonwealth curiosity

July 24th, 2014
With the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow making the Commonwealth itself a focus of considerable interest -

Argyll meets up with Portland off Puerto Rico

July 24th, 2014
One was at the start of her deployment to the Caribbean, the other at the end of hers to the South Atlantic.

South Arran now Scotland’s only community-led MPA

July 24th, 2014
The south of the Isle of Arran is now, 24th July 2014, a marine protected area [MPA], following a Scottish Government announcement.