Comment posted License charges for performances in Argyll and Bute: Russell warns of cultural threat by Iain Hurrel.
Important subject spoiled by aggressive undertones of point scoring against previous administration. Im very sure you would not have writen that, knowing that you have not already sorted it out.
Maybe you could now move on to the ferries and sort that out. However always good to know the out come before it happens.
Iain Hurrel also commented
- Yes Simon I’m sure that’s going to be the way, it does seem to be a sort of retirement plan or re shuffle thing for votes, but I think this time it will be diff, as most said or made out its not about the money anymore its about the area and I’m sure you will start to see Cllrs now forgoing these benefits / payments as a point of principle.
I don’t really have any political stand as it all seems to just get worse and the promises bigger and more out outlandish by the week, with as much back stabbing as poss.
What I find really annoying is newly elected Cllr’s with no track record to speak of slagging off Guy’s like Dick Walsh who most in Scottish politics could not hold a light to and only dream of a career / record like his. I remember only 30 yrs ago seeing Mr Walsh fill his car locally at the petrol station most mornings at around 7 in the morning and not always the same one (spread the love around)in a type of way? 30 yrs on its still the same, week in week out. I’ve never met another Cllr in all that time or seen one work so hard for the people of Dunoon, although it started before that i’m sure?
It makes me smile when you hear the trumpets of what we are going to do and how we are going to do it when we get in. Just that the trumpets stop not long after that and voices are not heard until the next election. there are Hard working Cllrs and that’s why they get back in, in most cases.
Personally I think Mr Walsh has done a truly incredible job of running the area in his time in office. Im glad that’s he’s not back in as Head of the Council as I think he may enjoy it very much more where he is now and has completed a very long shift for his area and ward. he;s better placed to actually make sure the administration get it right and stand by the election promises and not let them away with madness and really messing it all up.
The ferries thing will go away, but prob altogether now.
Anyway well done everyone that want to be a Cllr
Mr Walsh enjoy your new role of watch dog. Back to the pumps no doubt?
Recent comments by Iain Hurrel
- Councillor Green to join Council administation as a member of TALIG
Never to be heard of again, vote sold in a day
- CalMac stepping outside remit in duplicating other agencies’ responsibilities for economic development strategy?
The full report is a good report detailing what needs to be done to remain competitive not really as a ferry company but as a region.
Cal-Mac should be given credit for marketing Argyll and the Isles properly apart from that is the recent video disaterous that has thankfully died a death days after its release.
But credit where credit is due, they have spent a lot of effort driving visitors to the area, far more effort than anyone else has and with a much greater impact.
Should we not be saying how lucky the region has been to have this Goverment business promoting the area on behalf and to the Benifit of all the businesses in the area?
Did they have to do it? Yes they did for the reason that they can and must keep the economic focus on the west or the service starts to be reduced because people go else where.
Golden opportunity right now with RTE to boost the tourism foot fall and they are doing the best job of it right now.
- Major league win in Mull’s Inverlussa Marine contract with world’s largest offshore wind farm developer
Well done and a great company to do work for also it has to be said, a great help to us when we started.
- Moving the money around in sale of Machrihanish Wind Towers Scotland to South Korea’s CS Wind
Your assuming that SSE and HIE are getting what they put in to the deal in the first place? It’s not a time for buying st full money or good money. If we’re not hearing the price then take it that it’s a big fat loss to both SSE and HIE it looks more like pass the parcel before pulling the plug?
- Fifth Argyll and the Isles Tourism Summit on 15th March – the venue is the draw
Lost me on that one beast, to much day time TV for you maybe? Try and be constructive
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