Comment posted Council issues prompt response on Martha Payne’s NeverSeconds clampdown by ferryman.
I don’t know what Mr Sneddon seems to confirm. I only know what what I actually heard Roddy Mc Cuish say.
As I have written, perhaps he chose his words badly and I also understand his dilemma. However to read that he is “walking on water” and the person to put in front of cameras and the next MP for Argyll and Bute seems a bit rich if he actually instigated the ban.
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- I agree completely. It is not a good situation when a child has to go in to a dinner hall and both she and the staff feel ill at ease. I also have sympathy for Roddy McCuish in dealing with a difficult problem.
However I dislike people trying to rewrite history when cllr McCuish seems to have said himself he was responsible for the ban. Also of course it is the Council that is responsible for the quality of the meals.
- I wil repeat my question did Roddy MacCuish leader of the SNP council simply choose his words badly or did he say he was responsible for the ban.
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- So did the SNP Council leader instigate the ban or not ?
I don’t know much about this I only heard him speaking on the radio and whilst he said he was putting things right he also said he was reponsible for the ban in the first place.
- Sorry robert but Roddy McCuish leader of the SNP Council he also seemed to say he was responsible for the ban in the first place.
Listen to his own words on the BBC Iplayer “Its a good thing to do change your mind and I have certainly done that”.
- Leader of the SNP council Roddy McCuish said “its a good thing to do changing your mind and I have certainly done that”.
Scroll in 00:26:00 to hear verbatim exactly what he said.
Perhaps he just chose his words badly but it sounds as if he was responsible for the ban.
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Will the current linkspan works be completed by Friday 21/June?
Working on the linkspan while the Argyll Flyer was having its recent scheduled maintenance would have made sense, but they did not do it.
Bring forward maintenance on the Argyll Flyer by a minimum of 6 months and more than likely 8-9 months seems odd.
Why are they not waiting till September to work on the Argyll Flyer. That is closer to when she is due her maintenance and I hear the Gourock linkspan will be out of action again then?
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How incompetent is that!
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Following its maintenance the Argyll Flyer was indeed continuing to suffer technical problems.
The linkspan at Gourock is now being serviced with the result that the Argyll ferries is, once again running a reduced service. This happened right through the Dunoon Film Festival.
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Dunoon would make an excellent destination for people from Glasgow seeking both Day Tripper and Weekend Breaks.
Why don’t they come though?
Well they certainly won’t drive the long way round, it is too far. There are plenty of other attractive destinations that are closer to home.
A relatively short drive and the pleasant experience of a ferry crossing to the town ought to be attractive, but then we hit the price barrier – £44.50 for a young family of 4 in a car.
Why would people pay that premium to come to Dunoon when they can go elsewhere?
The passenger only service is unattractive because of its unreliability.
What Dunoon needs is a truly competing vehicle ferry services.
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Any news on what they are going to do for Cowal Games or are they just going to try another gamble on the weather.
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