Comment posted Western Ferries signs contract with Cammell Laird for new Dunoon-Gourock ferries by Gus Mackay.
Congratulations to WF on signing the contract for two new ferries. If on time they will be delivered to Western in August 2013,” in time to support the Cowal Games in September that year”
I think if you check your facts you will find Cowal Games is held on the last weekend in August.
You do not need sharp business intelligence to realise so far there is no prospect of a solution to the A83 landslides ,but does this justify a monopoly on the vehicle ferry route?
There has also been a sharp increase in fares on this route, particularly to visitors not aware of the opportunity to purchase tickets in local shops before boarding.Excuse given as administration costs.
The press release from Mike Russell …….”better served than ever with a regular and frequent town centre to town centre passenger service” , Mike Russell is well aware of the problems with this service with regards to cancellations due to moderate weather conditions, breakdowns and servicing to one boat or the other resulting in service reduced to one boat an hour.
You quote “the ideal water package”, and then say the the result of the Dunoon ward election “would appear to have emboldened Mr Russell”.
Councillors Walsh and McQueen have always supported the town centre to town centre vehicle ferry service and have been consistent in saying this.
The Dunoon ward has a new SNP councillor, Michael Breslin, he was quoted pre election in the Dunoon Observer on 4th May “I support a town centre to town centre Dunoon-Gourock ferry because the current situation is unacceptable”.
It is unacceptable to the people of Dunoon and Cowal and for this reason your assertion we have provision anywhere else would envy doe not wash!
Gus Mackay also commented
- It may not be arrogance, though I would not be so sure!
It is most certainly ignorance, you have no concept of the problems facing the people of Dunoon and Cowal in trying to use this service.
Your masters in the snp promised two NEW ferries for this route and this betrayal of the people of this area will not be forgotten despite your continued pronouncements on this subject.
- I had already informed newsroom of when Cowal Games is in post No2
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There’s nothing worse than someone playing about with yer buttons eh!
You seem a tad insecure, are the thumbs not giving you the answers you are looking for?
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Dick Walsh would have appeared to have played a blinder during this ongoing fiasco.
He has stood back as the Snp have torn themselves apart from the inside and the outside of their own group.
Two ‘leaders’ gone since the election is hard to understand, but, as I have said on FA before they were not up to the job.
As we move forward it is only right those named by newsroom should not be anywhere near the new administration, and I would hope some of the councillors involved would not have the brass neck to take positions with additional allowances. But I doubt this will happen.
There is much to do in Argyll & Bute, it is now time the elected councillors were busy doing what they were elected for.
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Well said Neil, close run thing on who is talking biggest load of crap but I think you can safely give that ‘award’ to ‘dougie’.
If you have not met ‘dougie’ then let me enlighten you, he is an individual who turns up at your door and talks nonsense!
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Let’s not beat about the bush, dividing the council budget proportionately is not going to happen, so JB’s pal is talking nonsense.
Snp leader made no friends in Dunoon with his “performance” at the public meeting in the Queens Hall.
You now appear to be trying to salvage some sort of credibility for this ongoing shambles.
Given the fact you know the answer to your last question, why ask?
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Can anyone who has given a thumbs down please explain why they are embarrassed to admit they’re from Argyll & Bute?
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