Pothole patrol in Acharacle

The state of three roads in the Acharacle area have been a concern for local residents for many months. The extremely wet winter has not helped either, with the  road surface deteriorating quickly and more deep potholes appearing – the Ardtoe, Kentra and Shielfoot roads have all suffered. Of course, this hasn’t been helped by the lack…

Are rural areas under attack?

The Editor of the De tha Dol? asked me to provide an update, for this month’s edition,  about a variety of issues affecting the peninsula communities, It seems as though the rural areas in the West Highlands are facing many challenges, when it comes to the provision of vital public services. These are my thoughts on…

New community councillors sought for Acharacle

Following the resignation of a community councillor in Acharacle, the council has fallen into abeyance as its membership has fallen below half. That means new nominations are needed to re-establish the council. From my short time as a Highland councillor, I know the hard-work that this council undertakes on behalf of local residents, so it…