Today’s travel updates

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
[Update 00.45] Weather. Roads.  Ferries. Information sources.

Scottish Opera at Crinan Hotel with Puffy MacPuffer on Crabbit Canals tour

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Puffy MacPuffer - Credit Bartosz Madejski  (280) copy What's not to like? Boats, storytelling and live music - Scottish Opera is back with an all-new children’s production

Crowdfunding iniatitive from Kilfinan Community Forest to reforest 2013 storm damage

Monday, October 20th, 2014
bC5lP6EH2GuRk_qpC7n9PocXFuccWt6fLX7Ivfga6ZR_PiURhXlgN7wK_003 Kilfinan Community Forest Company [KCFC] - at Tighnabruaich on the Kyles of Bute, is today launching a ‘Sponsor a Sapling’

Rural business interest in Fisheries Management demonstration day

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Tillmouth fishings Fisheries Management – Bordering on Excellence is a demonstration day organised by Scottish Land & Estates in association

2014 Scotland Boat Show sold over £2M on the spot – expected to double

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
DSC_1858 Over 13,000 visitors flocked to Scotland’s Boat Show 2014 at Inverclyde's Kip Marina last weekend, as the boating world showed off

HMS Argyll sails the flag to Dominican Republic

Friday, October 17th, 2014
HMS ARGYLL Depolys on ATP(N) Plymouth-based Royal Navy warship, the Type 23 Frigate, HMS Argyll, has visited Santo Domingo

Trees for Life awarded £80k for conservation projects in Glen Affric

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
IMG_5015_Athnamulloch_Bothy copy Plans to protect and restore one of Scotland’s signature and beautiful glens – alongside wildlife such as golden eagles,

Tommy Ralston: Peel fishings

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
PastedGraphic-2 What was it like, steaming into Peel among a fleet of ringers?' This question came to me from Mike Craine recently.

Between earth and heaven: Anthony Gormley’s Another Place

Monday, October 13th, 2014
SONY DSC Argyll - and those funding public art here, are becoming more interested in the potency of art installations, with that interest fuelled

Success for SAMS coordinated experiment on environmental impact of carbon release

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
QICS experiment in Ardmucknish Bay The worlds' first experiment in a controlled sub-seabed CO2 leak has demonstrated minimal

Public views sought – give them – on safeguards to cover the proposed loss of corroborating evidence

October 22nd, 2014
Under the current legal system, evidence is required from at least two different and independent sources

So who’s in the SNP Council Group today – and should they be?

October 21st, 2014
For Argyll has seen records of conversations with Argyll and Bute Council's SNP Council Group Leader, Sandy Taylor, which took place at the end of May 2013. Mr Taylor was asked who exactly were the then current members of the SNP ...

A83 closed at Rest and Be Thankful

October 21st, 2014
[Updated below 20.00] This afternoon's [21st October] closure of the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful is not due to a landslide but to a road traffic accident

More Argyll successes at the 2014 Royal National Mòd

October 21st, 2014
With sudden illness preventing  our Mòdish and Gaelic speaking reporter from getting to the Mòd this year, For Argyll tried

HMS Argyll arrives in Bermuda to help with aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

October 21st, 2014
Ironically, as the now downgraded Hurricane Gonzalo blows through Argyll, having made landfall last night, the Royal Navy's

Police Scotland Lochgilphead: police reports for week to 21st October 2014

October 21st, 2014
Possession of drugs At 11.15am on 18th October a 31 year old male was stopped on the A83,

Will Luing’s Atlantic Islands Centre get consent for Spanish or Slate Isles roofing slate?

October 21st, 2014
The meeting at 10.45am tomorrow, 22nd October, of Argyll and Bute Council's Planning,

Island ferry services worst hit by gales

October 21st, 2014
The gales following the landfall of the former Hurricane Gonzalo have caused disruption to Argyll's ferry services,

Ward 5 by election candidates’ responses to For Argyll’s two questions

October 21st, 2014
Question 1 'You have recently lost an election in this and/or the adjoining Oban South ward. What did you learn from that experience

Severe ferry disruption possible Tuesday 21st October

October 20th, 2014
With Argyll Ferries cancelling evening sailings tonight on its passenger service between Gourock and Dunoon and warning

MV Nicola anchored in Scapa Flow by ETV Herakles

October 20th, 2014
MV Nicola, the 95 foot long general cargo ship flagged in Curacao, which  broke down and was drifting in the Pentland Firth

When is Argyll and Bute going to publish its mini-count breakdown of the indy referendum vote here?

October 20th, 2014
Other councils all over Scotland have been publishing the breakdowns - by ward or area - of the independence referendum vote

SNP Deputy Leader candidates set out their stalls

October 20th, 2014
Yesterday's edition [19th October 2014] of The Sunday Herald carried manifesto statements by each of the three candidates

Expect ferry disruptions Tuesday 21st October

October 20th, 2014
With winds at or gusting to gale force tomorrow, Tuesday 21st October, Caledonian MacBrayne is warning of likely

Lifeline for wildlife – 5p per carrier bag in Scotland from today

October 20th, 2014
Following the successful introduction in Wales and Northern Ireland of a 5p charge per carrier bag, Scotland is introducing

For Argyll challenge to candidates for Thursday’s Oban North & Lorn by-election

October 20th, 2014
[Updated] The three party-based candidates for this Thursday's [23rd October 2014] by-election for Ward 5, Oban North and Lorn,

Roadshows on new EU Common Agricultural Policy payments system

October 19th, 2014
The Scottish Government is holding a series of roadshows across Scotland to clarify the details of

Mary’s Meals in action in Ebola-stricken West Africa

October 19th, 2014
Argyll-born child food aid in education charity, Mary's Meals, has been working in Liberia in West Africa

November ‘Christmas Market’ at Kilmartin Museum Cafe

October 19th, 2014
Kilmartin Museum Café is running a Fair Trade and Christmas Themed Market on

HMS Argyll arriving to help hurricane-struck Bermuda

October 19th, 2014
The Type 23 Frigate, HMS Argyll, on a flag flying mission in the Caribbean, has been diverted by the Royal Navy

Corporate quadrille in airport sales weakens force of competition law

October 18th, 2014
It was announced yesterday, 17th October 2014, that Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports had been sold by

Mull and Islay rock the 2014 Mod with multiple wins on the final day

October 18th, 2014
[Corrected] Mull and Islay made their presence felt in the closing stages of the 2014 Royal National Mod; with Donna Dugdale from Tobermory and Fergus Muir from Islay

Crown Office issues communique on Human Trafficking Summit

October 17th, 2014
The Crown Office has issued the communique below on the Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC's, hosting

Oban lifeboat launch to aid of yacht with prop fouled in creel buoy rope

October 17th, 2014
Mora Edith MacDonald, the Oban RNLI Lifeboat, launched at 10'33 this morning [17th October 2014] to assist a 37 foot yacht

Neil MacNicol’s stunning performance ov er 2013-14 Scottish Ultra Marathon Series

October 17th, 2014
Neil MacNicol,who now lives in Burntisland, is a former pupil of Oban High School, brought up on Turnalt Farm, Barbreck -

Hey Harley for Benderloch’s Victory Hall

October 17th, 2014
Hey Harley, hailing from the US of A, are a duo of experienced solo singers -

Argyll & Bute planning applications for week to 17th October

October 17th, 2014
Argyll & Bute planning applications

New figures out on life expectancy in Scotland

October 16th, 2014
Life expectancy for men and women in Scotland continues to rise. Is now 76.8 years for males and 80.9 years for females,

Procurement process begun for two new Clyde and Hebridean ferries

October 16th, 2014
The procurement process to build and design two new ferries for use on the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services

Three Argyll breweries chosen again for Aldi’s instore October beer festival

October 16th, 2014
Popular demand has driven the choice of three of Argyll and Bute’s breweries to make a return visit