COUNCIL ACCUSED OF GIVING MISLEADING INFORMATION
AUDIT SCOTLAND boss Fraser McKinlay has written to Argyll and Bute Council’s CEO Sally Loudon (above) to say that statements issued by the council relating to Audit Scotland and Castle Toward are inaccurate.
IMMIGRATION OFFICERS RAID DUNOON RESTAURANTS
A MAN was arrested on Saturday after 23 Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers raided a Dunoon restaurant - and the restaurant owner has accused officers of 'heavy-handed' tactics.
TRAGIC LOCAL CONNECTION TO GLASGOW HELICOPTER CRASH
The pilot of the police helicopter which tragically crashed onto Glasgow’s Clutha Vaults on Friday evening was well-known in Cowal as pilot of the air ambulance Helemed 5, frequently deployed in the area.
EIGHT DEAD IN GLASGOW HELICOPTER TRAGEDY - HELPLINE SET UP
At around 10.25 on the evening of Friday November 29, a police Eurocopter EC-135 T2 helicopter with two police officers and a civilian pilot on board crashed on to the roof of a busy Clutha Bar in Glasgow city centre.
Police Scotland have revealed that eight people are so far known to have died in the incident, with a further 14 being treated in hospital for 'serious injuries'.
In a broadcast statement at 4pm on Saturday November 30, Police Scotland Chief Inspector Sir Stephen House said that until the helicopter is removed from the building, the emergency and rescue services cannot be sure that there are no more casualties in the rubble underneath.
Statement from Police Scotland, 3.55pm, Saturday November 30:
CORUISK ON TRIAL
Staff looked on intently on Friday afternoon (November 29) as the CalMac vessel Coruisk underwent berthing trials during an exercise at Dunoon and Gourock.
The vehicle ferry, utilised during the summer months on the Armadale-Mallaig route between Skye and the mainland, is due to be introduced as a passenger boat over the remaining winter months to the Dunoon-Gourock Clyde crossing to reinforce the reliability of the service.
NO OPTION TO REFURBISH THREE DUNOON PRIMARY SCHOOLS
ARGYLL and Bute Council’s plans for refurbishment of three Dunoon primary schools are in disarray today after it was revealed that the Scottish Government will not fund a refurbishment of Dunoon Primary School.
CASTLE TOWARD – COMMUNITY PURCHASE A STEP CLOSER
AN application for South Cowal Community Development Company’s bid to buy Castle Toward went before Scottish Government ministers yesterday (Tuesday) – and ministers have instructed Argyll and Bute Council not to sell the historic property to any other party.
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