[Update 10.40] Weather. Roads. Ferries. Information sources.
As far as Scottish independence is concerned, we are unable to 'try before we buy'. However, it behoves us, at least,
On the toes of the pretty Inveraray Castle, the 2014 Best of the West Festival [BOWfest] today even had the sun as a friend,
The Union, the young, reform and the pound are the gold in the embers of indySeptember 19th, 2014
[Revised] Scotland has voted decisively by over 55% to under 45% that its best interests are served by membership
SNP lose another Argyll & Bute councillorSeptember 19th, 2014
[Updated below] Councillor John Semple of South Kintyre resigned from the SNP just after the polls closed
Scottish independence referendum: declaration timesSeptember 18th, 2014
[Updating as news comes in - with changes to predicted declaration times and with results as they are announced]. Anyone wanting to plan a long night in front of any particular screen - and to keep a running tally, may find this list
Is change literally ‘on the cards’?September 18th, 2014
Here's an interesting one. We've just a press release from Clinton Cards telling us that
Try another voteSeptember 18th, 2014
With voting the 'must do' for today, why not vote again - this time for an Argyll nomination in Bunkered Magazine's
The choice: it boils down to indy or the poundSeptember 18th, 2014
It won't be both. And it's not about a weekend victory party. This is as grown up as it gets.
The Scottish Review: bedtime reading before you vote tomorrowSeptember 17th, 2014
The Scottish Review is Scotland's liberal gold standard.
Indy: NATO, oil and the Northern Isles – a once in a lifetime opportunitySeptember 17th, 2014
[23.00 update below - this issue is moving, Guardian article this evening] Arguably the most intriguing scenario in the independence referendum lies in the far north -
Argyll Classic & Sporting Car Club’s Autumn AmbleSeptember 17th, 2014
The Argyll Classic and Sporting car Club is well known to the hillclimb at
Bill Clinton ‘s case for Scotland to stay in the United KingdomSeptember 17th, 2014
Bill Clinton, arguably America's internationally best liked president of recent times and a politician who never became institionalised in office but stayed open to humanity,
Protocol questions on United Kingdom opening talks on Scotland’s EU membershipSeptember 17th, 2014
After regularly repeating - untruthfully - that he had legal advice on Scotland's membership of the European Union -
Telegraph proves Salmond tried to bully St Andrews principal into silence on post-indy University research funding concernsSeptember 16th, 2014
It has been proven tonight that First Minister Alex Salmond intervened personally to try to silence
Update on police reports to 16th September 2014September 16th, 2014
If anyone from the Crinan area is missing a mountain bike, they are asked to phone Lochgilphead Police on 101.
Indy: separating sheep and goats on Brent Crude and house pricesSeptember 16th, 2014
Two issues being flagged up as concerns need close scrutiny.
Police Scotland Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 16th September 2014September 16th, 2014
Drug Offences About 5.30pm on Friday 12th September, Police had occasion to stop three men
Machtoberfest at the Village at Machrihanish DunesSeptember 16th, 2014
The Village at Machrihanish Dunes, named Scotland's Best Experience, has dreamed up 31 days of fun events and great deals
Scottish severance negotiations: location, batting order, public informationSeptember 15th, 2014
If Scotland votes for independence on Thursday, it is is obvious that with eighteen months
Alan Reid visit supports Machrihanish Airbase campaign for United Kingdom SpaceportSeptember 15th, 2014
Alan Reid, Argyll & Bute's hard-working MP, paid a visit to Machrihanish Airbase west of Campbeltown
Privatisation: Scottish Government binned its own ferry company in favour of SercoSeptember 15th, 2014
The political opportunism of the Scottish Government's sudden championing of nationalisation is best shown by examining its own practice.
The independence campaign: personal gains and lossSeptember 14th, 2014
The independence referendum phenomenon has:
Oban lifeboat out twice already todaySeptember 14th, 2014
The crew of Oban Lifeboat Mora Edith MacDonald had a busy morning today, 14th September -
Blairmore Local Producers market on near horizonSeptember 14th, 2014
The Blairmore Local Producers Market will take place in the Village Hall at Blairmore on Loch Long
Karl Hughes: What part would an Independent Scotland be able to play in the global war against IS?September 14th, 2014
[Photograph added 13.55] The murder of David Haines in Northern Iraq yesterday brings terrorism by proxy into our lives in Scotland.
Indy: the constitutional options of the Northern and Western Isles – and other regionsSeptember 14th, 2014
[Revised 11.45] In an article on this page, Andrew Argyle raises the issue of Shetland at least and possibly the Northern Isles
Fyne Ales 2014 UK Brewer of the YearSeptember 14th, 2014
The night before they opened the ale bar yesterday, at the 2014 BOWfest, Argyll's Fyne Ales at Achadunan
Sillars no authority but authentic voice of ‘Yes’ culture of intimidation and retributionSeptember 13th, 2014
[Updated below 14th September] Jim Sillars has no power to put into action one iota of what he threatened last night and withdrew this morning -
Islands rule with major BOWfest success for Food From Mull & Iona and two Tiree bands headlining with CapercaillieSeptember 13th, 2014
Food From Mull & Iona's catering at Inveraray Castle's reception last night for the Best of the West Festival sponsors
Salmond now being rude about the businesses on which Scotland dependsSeptember 12th, 2014
Speaking to camera on this evening's ITV news, between entries and exits from the helicopter
Argyll and Bute planning applications for week to 12th September 2014September 12th, 2014
Indy: NetNames raises issue of domain namesSeptember 12th, 2014
With the Scottish referendum in six days time, an issue not even mentioned is that of domain names.