When’s our ferry meeting with minister?

The debate about the inflation-busting fare increases faced by passengers continues this week with another report to the transport committee, recommending that any new fare proposals are put on hold until the autumn. Yet all this seems to avoid the real debate about the long-term future of the Corran Ferry; whether it is really viable…

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…

Report suggests poaching on increase in Ardnamurchan

Donald Houston, the owner of Ardnamurchan Estate, is offering a reward of £5000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of poachers who have been taking deer across the peninsula. He attended the recent West Ardnamurchan Community Council to give an update on the problem. Some people will think that this is an…

The Adventures of Algy

I stumbled, by accident, upon this great website The Adventures of Algy based in  Kilchoan, in the far west of my ward. Dip in and enjoy the whimsical stories, poetry and inspiring photographs from this special part of the country. Such a pity that I hadn’t been following this blog from the start, but now I am…