Housing association properties in Tarbert are lying empty because,it is claimed,they are damp after coal fires were removed;while other tenants are refusing to let Argyll Community Housing Association take out their fires and others face a huge hike in heating bills.
ACHA says for technical reasons it is not always possible to retain the fires and that tenants are given advice on the best way to use new electric heating.
Oban South and the Isles Councillor Roddy McCuish has been re-elected as leader of Argyll and Bute Council,having stood down as leader in February of this year. He beat fellow Oban South and the Isles councillor Duncan MacIntyre 18-17 in a vote. He will lead a joint administration. ‘The lessons learned from my first year as leader will stand me in good stead,’he said.
‘People don’t realise its importance nationally and internationally,’says Jane Mayo chairwoman of Campbeltown Picture House Cinema’s board of directors.
As The Picture House turns 100 on May 26 2013,the Courier talks to Jane and Dr Gordon Barr,an expert in Scottish cinemas,about the centenarian. See the Campbeltown Courier,May 24 2013 and on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital
‘Greedy’ councillors desperate for more money have been blamed for the collapse of Argyll and Bute Council’s SNP-led administration.
James Robb resigned as leader when local SNP members asked him to step aside,following intervention from the National Executive Committee of the party over a deal with Liberal Democrat and Conservative members.