Thanks, Scott, That rings a bell. …

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

Thanks, Scott, That rings a bell.

newsroom also commented

  • It is still in progress.
  • Thank you for the correction. Was there a filling station that had been part of the businsss that was bought by the community?
  • 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.
  • 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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    You are quite right – and the title and text are being edited to conform with that.
    I have lived for some time with a quite wrong sense of what ‘valediction’ means.
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    Confess to being one of ‘old hands’ on this.
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13 Responses to Thanks, Scott, That rings a bell. …

  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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