LEADER, February 7 2020

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Disruption to education

Dalintober Primary School continues to do well in inspections but now pupils’ education is being disrupted by an issue which could have been prevented had action been taken when concerns were raised about the condition of the school last year.

The ceiling collapse could have been a disaster if children or members of staff had been injured – something which doesn’t bear thinking about – but the council says the building is fit for purpose.

Would the council have demonstrated the same sense of non-urgency had this been a school in another part of Argyll and Bute?

And, emotional attachments aside, is it time for a new 21st century primary school in Campbeltown?

Time for change at the Rest

It is time for radical changes to be made to prevent landslides at the Rest and Be Thankful.

The quick-fix approach doesn’t appear to be working – although the landslip mitigation measures have successfully prevented some debris from reaching the road, the recent closure is the result when they occur outside the catchment areas.

Hopefully, the pressure applied to the Scottish Government will see some real change.