Today’s travel updates

Saturday, November 1st, 2014
[Update 00.01] Weather. Roads.  Ferries. Information sources.

A83 Latest – closure [updating regularly]

Friday, October 31st, 2014
op summit 002 copy Update 18.00: If you look closely at the photograph above you will see two small orange specs - one above and

Late Director shaped SAMS strategic development of links with South India

Friday, October 31st, 2014
image005-4 copy In an initiavie prompted by its much missed late Director, Professor Laurence Mee, the Scottish Association for Marine Science [SAMS] at Dunstaffnage

Three Lochs Way: Highlandman’s Road section reopened and additional access routes announced

Friday, October 31st, 2014
TLW-Completion group copy The Three Lochs Way, swinging from Balloch to Inveruglas through Helensbugh and linking Loch Lomond, The Gare Loch

One month left for entries to £30k contest for Scotland’s best business collaboration concepts

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
FREE PIC- Scot Mountain Bike Consortium Launch 04 There is one month to go to the closure of entries for the Collaboration Prize. This is a £30,000 competition

Clever new wildlife hide for Mull

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
hide 1 copy A well conceived new wildlife hide has opened at Forestry Commission Scotland’s picnic site at Fishnish on Mull, overlooking

Mull bank manager, Larraine McDonald, abseils off Forth Rail Bridge – for charity

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Forthrailbridgefromsouthqueensferry 52 year-old Larraine McDonald, Manager of Mull's Tobermory branch of the Clydesdale Bank, was one of four roped-up

Exhibition on the human cost of WW1 to Hebrideans

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Ypres (©In Flanders Field Museum, Ypres. ©Australian War Memorial, Canberra.) copy Artefacts from the renowned In Flanders Field museum at Ypres in Belgium, are to form part of a series of exhibitions

Wildlife photographer Doug Allan at Craignish

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
1 DA Autumn Tour 2014 Release Grabbed by a walrus ... pawed by a polar bear ... caressed by a whale ... described by no less an expert than Sir David Attenborough

Launch of a Credit Union for Cowal

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Composite_opening_27_Oct_2014 copy 2 This is a significant development in the campaign to move accessible and responsible lending away from the horrors

BBC ALBA and STV pick up a little know Scottish women’s contribution to the multi-faceted World War 1

October 31st, 2014
Two days ago, on 29th October one hundred years ago, 1914, Turkey - the Ottoman Empire - entered World War 1 on the side

Argyll & Bute planning applications for week to 31st October 2014

October 31st, 2014
Argyll & Bute Council planning applications

SSACN’s long campaign close to seeing EU ban on landing Tope shark

October 31st, 2014
The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network is delighted that, following years of campaigning backed up by the data

Baillie impressive at First Minister’s Questions – and then the polls rolled in

October 31st, 2014
As a salve before the wound, Scottish Labour saw Jackie Baillie, Acting Leader of the Scottish Labour group of MPs, put First Minister,

Sarwar makes decision in favour of his party

October 30th, 2014
Deputy Leader of Scottish Labour, Anas Sarwar MP, has announced tonight, 30th October 2015, that he will step down

Nimble SNP make mayhem at Westminster over EU referendum

October 30th, 2014
Last night, in the first of six such events to 'meet the members', incoming First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, began her tour

McGrigor tables Parliamentary motion in wake of Council economic summit

October 30th, 2014
[Updted 16.00, below] Jamie McGrigor MSP today tabled a Parliamentary motion on tackling projected population decline in Argyll & Bute.

Forestry Commission says A82 Glen Righ landslips not result of forestry felling

October 30th, 2014
The following statement has been received from Forestry Commissin Scotlnad in relation to the landslips at G;en Righ which recently closed the A82

MoD still to give ‘definitive answer’ to cause of ‘loud bang’ in Western Isles

October 30th, 2014
A loud bang, said to have shaken at least one building,  was heard widely in the southern chain of the Western Isles yesterday,

Argyll First launch new petition for permanent solution to A83

October 30th, 2014
Councillor Dougie Philand, of the Argyll First group of councillors at Argyll and Bute Council, earlier today launched

Murphy declares for Scottish Labour Leadership today

October 30th, 2014
In what can be seen as a gutsy and complete commitment to Labour in Scotland and to Scotland, given the personal risks

A83 overnight resurfacing works at Tarbet postponed to 2nd November

October 29th, 2014
In the light of the continuing situation with the clearance and stabilisation work being done on the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful

Scottish Labour Leadership: the timeline is Murphy’s headache

October 29th, 2014
With two Holyrood Labour parliamentarians now formally declared as candidates for the Leadership of Scottish Labour -

CalMac’s digital marketing recognised at Herald Awards

October 29th, 2014
An innovative digital campaign by ferry operator Calmac has been recognised at the 2014 Herald Digital Awards.

Briefing Note for Argyll & Bute Economic Summit

October 28th, 2014
We have a copy of the Briefing Note issued by Argyll and Bute Council for the Economic Summit it is holding in Dunoon tomorrow,

Verbal snapshots of weather damage today

October 28th, 2014
There is widespread flooding, with the rain that caused it producing the landslides and the swollen river

Labour paralysis proves Lamont right

October 28th, 2014
It may be that the Labour party has too much to reform to allow it to see the priorities clearly.

Police Scotland Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 18th October 2014

October 28th, 2014
Robbery - appeal for information and witnesses Police Scotland are continuing enquiries into a robbery that occurred

Scotland heading to be a one-party state

October 28th, 2014
There are six places vacant on Oban Community Council, with a by-election to be held to fill them.

Transport Minister chairs ‘resilience meeting’ as prolonged heavy rain takes toll

October 27th, 2014
Transport Minister Keith Brown has chaired a further meeting of the Scottish Government’s 'Resilience Room'

Jackie Baillie to lead Holyrood Labour group for the time being

October 27th, 2014
The very able Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton which includes the Helensburgh and Lomond part of Argyll and  Bute,

One Show on Draken Harald Harfagre tonight & tomorrow night

October 27th, 2014
This information comes  from Martin Briscoe, who photographed the magnificent Norwegian replica Viking longship,

A82 reopens

October 27th, 2014
It has been confirmed that the A82 trunk road will be reopened between Fort William and Ballachulish under temporary

Argyll Flyer to the rescue in shipwreck incident at the Gantocks

October 27th, 2014
You have to ask what on earth two people were doing out inthe Clyde in a small boat in the well warned extreme weather conditions

Russell calls for ‘clear, decisive, united action’ from council’s Economic Summit on Argyll’s population crisis

October 27th, 2014
Michael Russell, Argyll & Bute's MSP, has called on the Argyll & Bute Council Population Summit, being held in Dunoon

Update on A82 Fortwilliam to Onich – and public information deficits

October 27th, 2014
The removal of trees from this section of the A82, following yesterday's slippage and road closure has been completed. However, 

McGrigor highlights Argyll’s population crisis in advance of economic summit

October 27th, 2014
Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands Conservative MSP, will be amongst the delegates at Argyll and Bute Council's Economic Summit

Work to start on historic Bute mausoleum, home to first UK Scottish Prime Minister

October 27th, 2014
A major conservation project is about to start on one of the Isle of Bute’s most important historical buildings.

SNP considering coalition in Argyll and Bute

October 26th, 2014
Politics really are stranger than fiction. The SNP group of councillors are meeting on Monday 27th October

Date change for economic summit in Dunoon rules Russell out – again

October 26th, 2014
Local MSP, the SNPs Michael Russell has been impeded for the second time in taking part in the Economic Summit