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Argyll and Bute says 'No' to independence

06_a39counters01resizedArgyll and Bute said No to an independent Scotland by more than a 10,000 majority .

At 5.55 am this morning (Friday),Sally Loudan,chief counting officer for the region,said 37,143 people had voted No in the referendum,accounting for 58.52 per cent of the 63,516 votes cast. 26,324 voted Yes.

In total 88.2 per cent of the electorate cast their votes.

The count of Argyll and Bute votes began at Lochgilphead Joint Campus at 10pm yesterday,September 18. At 1am,the No camp was becoming increasingly confident of a victory.

Alan Reid,MP for Argyll and Bute,said:‘I am certainly very pleased that Argyll and Bute and Scotland as a whole have voted to keep the union. It is important that we now look to the future and that all parties work together to bring more powers to the Scottish Parliament.’

Michael Russell,MSP for Argyll and Bute and member of the SNP,said people had voted for change.

Stating Scots had clearly voted for more devolved powers,he said:‘We need to make sure they are delivered and politicians across the spectrum have to work to deliver them.’

The postal vote turnout was 95.3 per cent,while there were 1,808 under-18s registered to vote in the county. In total 49 ballot papers were rejected.

See the Campbeltown Courier every Friday also at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

 

Magic Kintyre music festival

Mull of Kintyre Music Festival has been described as bigger and better than ever after a long weekend of musical talents heard in venues across Campbeltown.
See the full report and three pages of photos i
n the Campbeltown Courier,Augsut 30 2014. Also online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

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Giant wind farm at Glenbarr a 'monstrosity'

Plans for 19 giant wind turbines n08_c35turbine01ear Glenbarr would be a ‘horrific development for a beautiful area’Argyll and Bute councillor Robin Currie has warned.
Plans for 19 giant wind turbines near Glenbarr would be a ‘horrific development for a beautiful area’Argyll and Bute councillor Robin Currie has warned.
Argyll and Bute Council’s planning,protective services and licensing committee voted unanimously to oppose the plans but the Scottish Government has the final say.
Full story in the Campbeltown Courier,Augsut 30 2014. Also online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

 

Story goes on despite Picture House closure

20_c30hol01High hopes remain for the future of Campbeltown’s historic Picture House –despite the news that it is closing with the loss of seven jobs.

Read the full story in the Campbeltown Courier,  August 22 2014,also on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital

Wheels in motion for MOKBike challenge

mokbikePeople are being sought to take part in the fourth annual MOKBike Challenge which offers a fun day of cycling for all ages and abilities to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

For more details,see the Campbeltown Courier,August 22 2014,also online at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital




Polls

Has Kintyre reached saturation point for wind turbines?

  • Yes (75%,9 Votes)
  • No (25%,3 Votes)

Total Voters:12

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