Comment posted Waitrose has £325k on table for Tuesday planning hearing – and opposition rolls in by newsroom.
This could be said to be an almost perfect line up of the numpties. Authoritative? Hardly. But no doubt it will be sufficient, along with a side dish of pak choi.
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- We understand that it is practically unheard of for Councillor Danny Kelly, who is chairing the hearing, to overturn the planners’ recommendation. If he were to do so on this occasion, it would be strange.
- So where did the recent survey majorities FOR a retail development on the pier head come from – as quoted by Sainsburys in the letter we have published?
- Lowry – as you must know, we are a very small team with a huge amount of work to do and we cannot keep absolutely on top of everything.
We haven’t forgotten about this matter and we will be pursuing it.
You gave us a smile at the suggestion that this – or anything – might be ‘too political’ for us. Hardly our MO.
Recent comments by newsroom
- Russell gazumps new First Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle announcement
‘Leaving government’ simply means no longer having a ministerial post.
- Oban Winter Festival neglected in government promotion of Scotland’s Winter Festivals
We agree that this was a clumsy expression and will edit the text now to make the situation more accurate.
Oban is indeed still a lovely town – we repeatedly say, with good reason, that it is the most spectacular town on the west coast of Scotland.
However, Oban has become shabby and run down – because the investment at all levels has not been put into it.
The repurposing of Stafford Street under the CHORD programme may help.
While constantly drawing attention to the loveliness of Oban’s natural setting, we do continually stress that the town itself and those responsible for it at any level have urgent work to do and that routine maintenance is a necessity.
Oban is a delight but its obvious past glories emphasise the gap between then and now. It would be such a pity to let a town with such unparallelled natural advantages and built inheritance slide further into decrepitude. The Rockfield School building is an example of what has been allowed to happen.
- Tatterdemalion Named Person provision in Children and Young People [Scotland] Act 2014
The ‘opposition’ largely voted it through.
While, with the SNP majority it would have gone through anyway, the government likes to look supported in these things.
The ‘opposition’ members [foolishly] allowed themselves to be persuaded to overcome their fears on the Named Person provision on the promise that this aspect of the Act would not be implemented without further consultation .
This promise was very promptly broken as several local authorities activated it at once, with government permission.
In our follow up article we will have something revelatory to show about this speed of implementation.
- In a party for whom 84,000 members are not enough for candidate selection, will Hosie’s elevation curtail Salmond’s ambitions?
There’s an Irish description for the phenomenon you identify. ‘If you throw a stone into a pack of dogs, it’s the one you hit that howls.’
- Possible game changer: Prestwick Trumped for Turnberry – and more?
He’s not offering to buy Prestwick – but to bring business in via this airport in return for investment in it.
He’s an entrepreneur. He’s bought Turnberry. He’s investing in it at a serious level. He spent a lot of money on Balmenie.
If what may well be, at this stage, a numinous notion is taken seriously by all possible parties, it could be successful.
Its potential to serve and open up access to other specialist golf courses in Scotland [many of which are in beautiful but economically challenged areas] via an internal flight network, is fully exciting and practically achievable.
Rather than apply the sniff test, shaking hands on a deal and getting it moving could be the smart way to go.
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