Generally good news here, but do be aware …

Comment posted £6million for next generation community buy outs – ‘Britain’s new radicals’ by Scott.

Generally good news here, but do be aware that the Tayvallich scheme does not include a filling station.

Your own post refers:

Tayvallich community now own village business
Posted on November 7, 2008

Good luck to Tarbert.

Scott also commented

  • From memory, a filling station was never part of the successful community buy-out in Tayvallich.

    I believe there was at one time a garage business in the village, but if so it closed decades ago.

Recent comments by Scott

  • A83: Is there a planning issue in Transport Scotland’s intent to revise the old military road below Rest and Be Thankful?
    Stephen (no 4)

    From Wikipedia (with the usual caveats):

    “Rest and be thankful are the words inscribed on a stone near the junction of the A83 and the B828, placed there by soldiers who built the original military road in 1753, now referred to as the Drovers’ road. The original stone fell into ruin and was replaced by a commemorative stone at the same site.
    The section is so named as the climb out of Glen Croe is so long and steep at the end that it was traditional for travellers to rest at the top, and be thankful for having reached the highest point.”

    I can imagine that getting a horse-drawn loaded cart or coach up the old road, with what would be dodgy brakes by any modern standard, would certainly require the odd prayer of thanks at the top. Getting the same down would be even more fun!

    A boiling radiator pales by comparison!

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13 Responses to Generally good news here, but do be aware …

  1. Being originally from Campbeltown, I am glad that the Gigha folk were able to buy their island, and the aerodrome at Machrihanish was bought. But, my question is, why should I as a tax payer, and all other tax payers have to support them and give handouts? Would it not be fairer to arrange reduced fees and interest from the state owned banks instead of public money (remember the government has no money, it is ours) I would like help to pay for my home, which the nasty bank actually owns till my mortgage is paid off, but there doesn’t seem to be a queue of politicians coughing up cash for that.

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  2. I much prefer Dick Gaughan’s version of from his, in my view wonderful, album ‘Handful of Earth’.
    http://www.dickgaughan.co.uk/discography/dsc-hoe.html

    Also, I would just point out that large estates can receive enormous sums from the public purse under a variety of ‘schemes’ which contributes to their survival in their present form. So it could be seen that this contribution from the public purse is a small ‘balancing’ measure.

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    • Thanks for the Dick Gaughan link – new to me but an intriguingly different version from the Billy Bragg one which is the first and only version I’d previously heard.
      Lynda

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    • Talk to Tayvallich quickly – and contact Community Land Scotland at once.
      Depending on when the auction is, you may be able to register an interest in time to halt that process.

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      • Generally good news here, but do be aware that the Tayvallich scheme does not include a filling station.

        Your own post refers:

        Tayvallich community now own village business
        Posted on November 7, 2008

        Good luck to Tarbert.

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      • It looks like the auction is on 20th March. I am trying to contact the Tarbert community council to see if there is any appetite for this locally. I am also interested to know whether a similar option is available for another local landmark that has been closed and is in danger of falling into disrepair – The Columba Hotel.

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