Today’s travel updates

Friday, September 19th, 2014
[Update 10.40] Weather. Roads.  Ferries. Information sources.

Indy: For Argyll live online to the result – with Gordon Harmer from Shetland

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
ballot box copy Apart from the overall result of the independence referendum tomorrow morning, the places to watch are Shetland

Reader Jamie Black ‘walking with destiny’ on Calton Hill

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
photo-8-1 copy This was For Argyll reader Jamie Black, walking on Calton Hill in Edinburgh

Tobermory community consulted on marine port plans

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Tobermory Community Consultation 2014 (19) copy Following the enviably go-ahead Tobermory Harbour Association's development plans, around 50 local residents interested

Mary Gillies solo photographic exhibition

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
stunt-rider240x180 marys-exhibition Work by photographer Mary Gillies, member of Mid Argyll Camera Club, is the subject of

Mull’s Ninth Wave restaurant cook book to be published by BIrlinn

Monday, September 15th, 2014
_MG_1425 copy The Ninth Wave:Love and Food on the Isle of Mull, a memoir and cookbook full of the adventures of

Argyll and the Isles’ Secrets Collection: Dunadd Fort

Monday, September 15th, 2014
P1020667 One of this country's major historical sites is not technically a secret but how many people have taken themselves to Dunadd Fort

Andrew Argyle: Scots turkeys vote for Christmas

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
As far as Scottish independence is concerned, we are unable to 'try before we buy'. However, it behoves us, at least,

BOWfest 2014 proves it has the lot – and will do it again tomorrow

Saturday, September 13th, 2014
SONY DSC On the toes of the pretty Inveraray Castle, the 2014 Best of the West Festival [BOWfest] today even had the sun as a friend,

Food from Mull & Iona serving up for BOWfest tonight – the music starts tomorrow

Friday, September 12th, 2014
20140912_172004 copy At Inveraray Castle tonight, these are some of the canapes ready to be served up to the sponsors

The Union, the young, reform and the pound are the gold in the embers of indy

September 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 councillor

September 19th, 2014
[Updated below] Councillor John Semple of South Kintyre resigned from the SNP just after the polls closed

Scottish independence referendum: declaration times

September 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 vote

September 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 pound

September 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 tomorrow

September 17th, 2014
The Scottish Review is Scotland's liberal gold standard.

Indy: NATO, oil and the Northern Isles – a once in a lifetime opportunity

September 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 Amble

September 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 Kingdom

September 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 membership

September 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 concerns

September 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 2014

September 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 prices

September 16th, 2014
Two issues being flagged up as concerns need close scrutiny.

Police Scotland Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 16th September 2014

September 16th, 2014
Drug Offences About 5.30pm on Friday 12th September, Police had occasion to stop three men

Machtoberfest at the Village at Machrihanish Dunes

September 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 information

September 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 Spaceport

September 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 Serco

September 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 loss

September 14th, 2014
The independence referendum phenomenon has:

Oban lifeboat out twice already today

September 14th, 2014
The crew of Oban Lifeboat Mora Edith MacDonald had a busy morning today, 14th September -

Blairmore Local Producers market on near horizon

September 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 regions

September 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 Year

September 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 retribution

September 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 Capercaillie

September 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 depends

September 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 2014

September 12th, 2014
Argyll & Bute planning applications for week

Indy: NetNames raises issue of domain names

September 12th, 2014
With the Scottish referendum in six days time, an issue not even mentioned is that of domain names.