When complete, the waterfront path will link the town centre with the Rock and Castle and provide continuous public access to the foreshore of the River for the first time in 150 years. … More ON THE WATERFRONT AT DUMBARTON CASTLE
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The true scale of almost a decade of savage austerity cuts to local communities across Britain is laid bare in a study published by UNISON, showing the impact of huge reductions in council funding.
… More EXPECT NO LET UP IN AUSTERITY IN 2020
To anyone who is struggling financially, and has a pre-payment meter with NPower. If you have less than £4 on your meter, and don’t get paid for several days, phone and ask for a ‘Fuel Voucher.’ It is £49 and can be applied for twice a year, and you DO NOT have to repay. … More FOOD FOR THOUGHT SAYS STAY WARM THIS CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon should be asked if she and her Cabinet believe it is acceptable for someone with such a potentially serious illness, which has already manifested itself in such alarming ways, to hold such a responsible position in local government. We think this community deserves be told. … More TIME FOR FIRST MINISTER STURGEON SHOULD SPEAK OUT ON MENTALLY ILL SNP COUNCIL LEADER McCOLL
Want to make a difference to the NHS in your local community? Why? The NHS impacts on everyone’s lives at one time or another and this could be your chance to get involved in improving, sustaining and protecting the health of the local population. What’s involved? NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is looking for three … More THREE MEMBERS WANTED FOR LOCAL NHS BOARD
At the meeting this week of the Policy and Resources Committee, councillors reviewed a report on the economic impact of the Rural Resettlement Fund which showed that 193 new residents, including 56 children, relocated to Argyll and Bute thanks to Fund support. … More CEUD MILE FAILTE GO ARGYLL & BUTE
BBC Scotland is reporting that Scotland’s first minister has called on the UK government to negotiate a transfer of powers to Holyrood to allow another referendum on independence. … More STURGEON LAYS OUT THE CASE FOR INDEPENDENCE
BBC Scotland is reporting that two hill walkers were caught in an avalanche in Argyll just days after the start of Scotland’s avalanche information season. They sustained minor injuries in the snow slide in the mountains above Bridge of Orchy on Monday.
Members of Arrochar, Oban, Glencoe, Search and Rescue Dog Association Scotland and police went to their aid. … More ARROCHAR MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
Ten cultural events across Argyll and Bute are set to share funding of £90,000 following agreement at a meeting of the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee. The Helensburgh Winter Festival is one of them. … More CASH SUPPORT FOR CULTURAL EVENTS IN ARGYLL