Several years ago, a co-director of For Argyll, during a coffee break, idly tapped ‘Tullsteris’ into a Google Search.
The was one single eye-opening result – the screen shot above.
Mrs Loudon – and probably some collaborators – will know just what this means.
For Argyll had no means of exploring further the specific private connection in Mrs Loudon’s Linked-In page, although it was a matter where police investigation could justifiably have been sought.
We decided to play the matter with a light touch and offer her public awareness of what we have known for around four or five years now – at such time as she might move on from Argyll and Bute Council.
In the meantime we checked occasionally to see if the same search produced the same single result. It always did. The screen shot above was taken on 21 March 2014, to ensure that we had a record of the search and the very singular return.
At one point more recently we asked two independent individuals – an able councillor and a senior public figure – to do the same as we had done – tap ‘Tullsteris’ into Google and see what they got.
They got the same and sole result we had repeatedly got ourselves.
That search response never changed – until the period after Mrs Loudon’s departure for the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities [COSLA] was announced.
At that point, when we tested the search, again, ‘Tullsteris’ produced no results at all. The connection to Mrs Loudon’s Linked-In page had gone – in what looks like clearing the decks of evidence of the murk of matters related to her current post, as she moves on to the rutted ground of COSLA.