Upgrade for A82 alongside Loch Lomond

Transport Scotland has launched a consultation on proposals for the upgrade of the A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan. It seems that they intend to follow the existing line of the road, rather than undertake larger civil engineering work requiring tunnels or the substantial sections of the road being built out into the loch. You can…

Restaurant review: Arisaig House, Lochaber – The Scotsman

      Restaurant review: Arisaig House, Lochaber – The Scotsman.   A great, positive review about one of our local restaurants in Lochaber from last weekend’s Scotsman. It sounds as though the owners are highlighting the best of our local produce, whether it is fish and seafood landed at Mallaig or top-class venison from…

Website of the Week – Moidart.com

There is no town or village of Moidart, so many people would struggle to place this wild and rugged area on a map; that’s why it’s such an attractive place. This website uses Moidart as its focus, but includes the surrounding areas, including Ardnamurchan and Morar, to highlight why this part of my ward is…

Website of the Week: A Kilchoan Diary

You can”t get much remoter than the crofting community of Kilchoan, perched on Britain’s most westerly point nearly two hours by car from Fort William. It may be remote, but it is one of the most active and ¬†vibrant communities I am privileged to represent. Every time I drive along the twisting, single-track road that…

Book festival plan for Lochaber

There is some exciting news for book-lovers in, as the prospect of a new Book Festival moves a step nearer. The library service, supported by local author Barry Hutchison, are putting plans together for a new festival, which will incorporate books, art and music. They are on the lookout for volunteers to help with the…