Stagecoach proposals are cutting off South Lochaber

The petition urging Stagecoach to reconsider their proposals to axe the Sunday bus service between Fort William and Kinlochleven now has over 250 signatures. You can still sign it here. I have also lodged the following submission in response to the company’s consultation on timetable changes: Dear Sir As a Highland councillor, representing the South…

Save our Sunday bus service

  Stagecoach Highland has sneaked out proposed changes to bus timetables without highlighting that they have axed the Sunday service on bus route 44 between Fort William and Kinlochleven. They have failed to bring this to the attention of consultees such as the Highland Council or local councillors. The explanatory text on their consultation website…

The Syrian Refugee Crisis

There was a large turnout of village residents for the public meeting explaining what efforts the council is undertaking to house Syrian refugee families, fleeing the conflict in their home country, as part of a British Government scheme. As there is spare housing in the village – flats repeatedly refused by other people on the…

Update – Wades Road trees

For several years, I have been asking the Highland Council to accept responsibility for the section of trees that are in their ownership along Wades Road. This was a result of several complaints from nearby residents, concerned about the loss of light to their properties, the risk of damage from wind-blown branches or trees and…

Inverness ignoring priorities in Lochaber

Two parallel universes must exist in the council chamber in Fort William, as the press department sanctioned version of proceedings at the local area committee meeting differs from my experience of the same meeting. An important item on the agenda was the agreement of a set of priorities for Lochaber. These include things like the…

Historic graveyard knocked apart by council

Some people could ask is a stone wall really that important. Others would suggest the council shouldn’t spend money on replacing like for like. That was pretty much the attitude of my councillor colleagues when I tried to persuade them to replace the wall at this historic graveyard with another stone wall. Yet, one councillor told…