Coronation Tea on Ben Nevis

Sunday 2nd June is the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. On Coronation Day news reached Britain, of the historic first ascent of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Closer to home Fort William Burgh Councillors climbed Ben Nevis to present their Loyal Greeting from the “highest level” via a…

Can we get people living in Fort William town centre?

For a long time, I have thought we should be encouraging people back in to our town centres to live. Unfortunately, our high streets have changed over the last few decades and even an economic recovery will not see all the now vacant shops occupied. It makes good sense to convert some of these empty…

Shovels at the ready!

The great and the good will descend upon Fort William on Monday morning, as they wave shovels around, in front of a newspaper photographer. What is the special occasion they are commemorating? What momentous event is occurring at Blar Mor? Has the new Tesco miraculously materialised without anyone noticing? No, it is nothing as exciting…