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Despite continuous checking the number of Antler ‘slip-ups’ remains doggedly in singlefigures. Page 1 of the July issue promised apicture of an envelope from the Council with afirst class stamp, and a second class franking,addressed without a post town or post code toa Geozzny Page, who must have skived off tohis home area ofthe Chechen capital,hencethe unsupported reference to the standard of education among young female Councilemployees on page one.The reference on page 3 to Lucy MaudMontgomery being unfamiliar to most readersshould have made it clear that her readersmight be familiar (not unfamiliar) with her books, especially ‘Anne of Green Gables’.The left hand column of Page 7 didn’texactly slip-up, it slipped-down causing thefinal sentence to dive below Allan Reed’sinvocation to put a ‘Shine-on’ your car.Finally, until others are found, on page 9two sentences were missed from JohnMacMillan’s July article. The sentences were- “I exited the Customs Building into thesunshine of the New World. My mother withfour sisters and one brother crossed fromSouthampton to New York on the QueenElizabeth three months later”.The Editor apologises for these mistakesand exclusions and will severely reprimandthe copy readers – himself and his wife, Mary
ARGYLL & BUTE COUNCIL
MINUTE OF MEETING ON 24TH JUNE
NOTICE OF MOTION: STANDING ORDER 13
Proposed Cllr Marshall, Seconded Cllr Hay.
“That Argyll and Bute Council include in their submission to the Scottish Government’s con-sultation on Draft Marine Nature ConservationStrategy, a request that a ban on the use of trawled equipment be implemented aroundthe coast of Argyll and Bute extending to onemile to allow the conservation of fish andshellfish and their habitat and to encouragesustainable fishing methods and that this areabe designated a Nature Conservation MarineProtected Area.”
SLIDING INTO CRIME
For those who, for one reason or another, areescorted to the new Campbeltown Police Sta-tion, they will find the non-slip flooring willenable them to stand by their principles andprotest their innocence.Once the self-opening doors close behindthem and they are taken through the entrancefoyer into the charge room, it will be immedi-ately clear that they are to benefit from thebest that Strathclyde Police can offer. Widecorridors, a suite of 6 male cells, 2 femalecells and a separate section for those with aan established physical mobility.Each cell has a low fixed base with anon-tear plastic mattress and a stainless steeltoilet, which can only be flushed from outsidethe cell! Supervision and contact is by videocamera and a wall mounted speaker system -all the comfort of home without the clutter of everyday living, giving its occupant a chanceto consider the error, or otherwise, of his or her ways.The multiplicity of rooms and servicesavailable is impressive and a vast improve-ment on the old police station. Finger-printingand breathalyser equipment are in separaterooms and the requirements for religious ob-servance are available for Muslims in theshape of prayer mats and a compass. Thosewith a bit more time to spare might like to takeup the offer of a small library, but TV sets incells are noticeable absent. Rape accusationsare dealt with in specialist rooms for the al-leged victim and for the alleged perpetrator, indifferent parts of the ground floor facilities.The administrative offices are upstairsand include an air-conditioned room built tohouse exercise machinery, but with staff en- joying free use of equipment in the Aqualibri-um building, it now houses a table tennis tablefor PCs and administrative staff.Although at the time of a recent visit nocells were occupied, the 4 male cells and the2 female cells have been, on occasions, fullyused. The cells are now ten months old butthere is no evidence of vandalism. On theother hand it seems that Northern Irish con-tractors who were responsible for building thelower floors, used specifications matchingthose in Ireland. As a consequence the extraweight of concrete has made the traditionalsettlement signs appear somewhat earlier than expected.Would I look forward to a night in the cellsfollowing an evening of binge-drinking, or anexacerbated public order offence? No, I wouldnot, but waking up to these pleasant colour schemes is certainly preferable to the possi-ble alternatives in a less colourful morgue or a blood-red enhanced hospital ward. G.P.
NO SLIP-UPS HERE
A submarine marker buoy was discovered byEric Norman on Wednesday, the 10th of Junenear the ruins of the Carradale ‘shark factory,’and blown up by a Bomb Disposal team fromFaslane the following evening. Photographscourtesy of Johnny Durnan and Martin Mears.
10/00901/PP Conversion of outbuilding tobunk-house, Ifferdale Farm, Saddell PA286QZ. Mr Andrew Gemmill. Agent Tom GrantPartnership, Development type03B Housing – local. Grid Ref: 177113-63382310/01033/PPP Site for the erection of twodwelling houses, Plots 2 and 3, Dippen Farm,Carradale PA28 6QU, Agent Tom GrantPartnership. Development type 03B Housing –local. Grid Ref: 179860-636977