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Road safety on agenda in Glencoe

Road safety issues were under discussion at last night’s community council meeting in Glencoe as we discussed the latest completed section of the orbital path around the village. The new section takes walkers and cyclists off the single track Clachaig Road, this is especially important along the section between the campsite and hostels to the…

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Bland to the point of pointlessness?

Let’s not discuss anything that might prove controversial or be misconstrued ahead of the referendum. That seems to be the attitude of those councillors and officers that set the agenda for yesterday’s Lochaber Area Committee. Other than a few important items on local policing and grounds maintenance, most of the agenda was as bland as…

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Planning applications in South Lochaber (week-ending 22nd August 2014)

These are the planning applications received by the Highland Council for the South Lochaber area this week. Please note no decisions have been made on these applications, their acceptance begins the period of consultation before planning officers make a recommendation. 14/03127/FUL Demolition of existing buildings & erection of dwelling house Grianan, Ormsaigbeg, Kilchoan, Acharacle, PH36…

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UPDATE: Police Chairman responds to councillors concerns

UPDATE: The Chief Constable of Police Scotland, Sir Stephen House, has now responded to the Highland Council following the motion that was passed at our last meeting. You can read the response in full here. The debate about the permanent carrying of weapons by police officers in the Highlands continues. Following the decision by Highland…

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Nevis Partnership looks for new programme manager

The Nevis Partnership is looking to recruit a new Programme Manager to implement their exciting Landscape Conservation Action Plan over the next five years. This follows a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, which saw the partnership awarded £1.85 million to help fund 18 separate projects in the Glen Nevis area. You can find…

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Planning applications in South Lochaber (11th July 2014)

These are the planning applications received by the Highland Council for the South Lochaber area this week. Please note no decisions have been made on these applications, their acceptance begins the period of consultation before planning officers make a recommendation. 14/02567/FUL Erection of 40 bed student accommodation with ancillary services & storage Land 70M NE…

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Grass contractors apologise for community orchard damage

Following a week of extremely bad publicity, ISS, the contractors responsible for cutting council grass in Lochaber, has been forced into another embarrassing apology. The front page of this week’s Lochaber News featured the disgraceful lack of care and attention these contractors have shown for the job that council taxpayers pay them to do. Although…