Why is quality of service more highly scored in rail than in ferry contracts?

The Clyde and Hebridean Ferry Services is currently in the tendering process, with two declared bidders Continue reading

Brian Wilson on Clyde and Hebridean Ferry Services tender


Brian Wilson, born in Dunoon in Argyll and Labour Minister of State from 1997-2003 in the Scottish Office, Foreign Office, Continue reading

Alexander on right infrastructural development strategy with City Deal initiatives

Danny Alexander, UK Chief Treasury Secretary and MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey is backing two applications Continue reading

Tug Herakles leaves site of Cemfjord sinking as Northern Isles MP questions MCA delay in her deployment

The Emergency Towing Vessel [ETV], the tug Herakles, which has stood by the site of the sinking cement carrier Cemfjord since Continue reading

Scottish Government contractor has to duck financial health check

Serco,  the troubled service provider to the public sector,  has felt unable even to submit to a financial health check Continue reading

Time to stop to think – as the cult sweeps into Campbeltown

For Argyll has warned for some time that Scotland is being led to becoming a one-party state, a condition which can only alarm Continue reading

Date change for economic summit in Dunoon rules Russell out – again

Local MSP, the SNPs Michael Russell has been impeded for the second time in taking part in the Economic Summit Continue reading

Indy: For Argyll live online to the result – with Gordon Harmer from Shetland

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Apart from the overall result of the independence referendum tomorrow morning, the places to watch are Shetland Continue reading

Indy: NATO, oil and the Northern Isles – a once in a lifetime opportunity

[23.00 update below - this issue is moving, Guardian article this evening] Arguably the most intriguing scenario in the independence referendum lies in the far north – Continue reading