Tobermory Lifeboat: 17 hour shout in 180 mile rescue of cargo boat drifting south of Tiree

Tobermory and cargo ship off Tiree
Tobermory RNLI lifeboat returned to its station this morning after a 17 hour, 180 mile rescue mission to assist a stricken cargo ship. Continue reading

Going well: Western and Northern Isles’ three days of serious talks in London on devolution

Following what are described as ‘two days of highly productive talks’ in October last year, the leaders of the three local authorities representing Continue reading

Down at Dunvotin’

Last time we put our ear to the wall of the semi-detached rural idyll where the bestest friends at Dunvotin’ are negotiatin’, Continue reading

Success for Shetland Line as judicial review rejects Transport Scotland’s attempt to get the action dismissed

The contract for the Northern Isles ferry services issued by Transport Scotland to Serco in May 2012 Continue reading

Does CMAL have a future as a fleet owner?

[Updated below] CMAL is the Scottish Government owned company which holds and manages assets related to ferry services and maritime infrastructure – Continue reading

Brown and MacAskill: ministerial snakes and ladders

They say a week in politics is a long time – but one day – yesterday – was time enough for one minister Continue reading

Transport Scotland underlines Met Office warning

The Met Office has issued an Amber ‘be prepared’ warning for strong winds across Argyll and Bute, the Continue reading

Serco has to write off £17m from its UK health sector

The giant public services outsourcing contractor, Serco, controversial holder of the contract to deliver ferry services Continue reading

Alexander announces government bid for fuel rebate in rural areas, including Appin in Argyll

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, has announced that the UK government is making a bid Continue reading

Scotland’s islands limber up for their own federal status

Bullish noises are coming from the north and the north west of Scotland, with the Northern and Western Isles Continue reading