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Issue 196 - January 2009 - e-mail edition

- IAN MACDONALD - 25/02/1925 – 11/11/2008
- JEAN BROWNIE 1929 - 2008
- WIND-FARM ISSUES - An Evaluation of Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds in Scotland’

‘The Bute and Cowal Area Committee have received feedback on the first year of a pilot project to provide Campus Officers in Rothesay
Academy and Dunoon Grammar School, and now wish the Executive Committee to agree to extension of the scheme on a permanent
basis. Members are asked to agree to the continuation of the Campus Officer scheme which was introduced to Rothesay Academy and
Dunoon Grammar School in August 2007’ and ‘to agree that Officers should enter into discussions with Strathclyde Police regarding the
possibility of extending the scheme to secondary schools across the whole of Argyll and Bute’.


“The main priority was establishing good working relationships with staff members and outside agencies within the
school. There were a few issues with this initially and it took a number of months to clearly establish the role
boundaries within the school environment - when it was appropriate for police to get involved and when not. This
could have been improved by better communication between senior management and staff, many of whom were not
informed of my role and responsibilities. This school year will see a different approach in this regard with all staff
spoken to on inservice days and regular contact with heads of departments. Parents were not properly informed of
the implications of having a police officer based within the school and again this has been addressed this year by a
letter sent to every parent or carer clearly outlining the role and responsibilities of the Campus Police Officer.

Partnership working with social services has very quickly built up into a good working relationship where the
regulated flow of information has greatly benefited the school, the pupils involved with social services and the
Police. Police and social work take part in a weekly joint support meeting along with key members of staff and the
parent or carer of the pupil involved, and this approach has shown that every single person holds a small piece of
information vital to everyone else's understanding of the problem at hand. This would not be possible unless a police
officer was based within the school having built up the working relationships which are key to this joint approach


Identification of young people at risk of falling into offending behaviour is made a lot easier by the fact that these
same young people cause problems at school be it through disruptive behaviour or persistent truanting. These traits
can now be identified early and along with parents or carers, guidance staff and pupil support, intervention strategies
can be implemented in order to divert the young person away from entering the criminal justice system. Having
access to pupil profiles and teachers notes on the school computer system is essential for police and staff to co-
ordinate their approach and to keep accurate records of steps taken.

Presentations to pupils have been many and varied. They have included road safety, citizenship and the law, knife
carrying, internet safety, alcohol and drugs, the police's role within the community and for the first year "playfair"
day a lesson in positive messages and images portrayed in modern rap music. Feedback from all presentations has
been overwhelmingly positive both from staff and pupils and has given the Campus Officer a chance to speak to
pupils on an informal basis. Each presentation ends with questions and answers and a discussion session where
pupils get to air their opinion on the influence of the police service in their life. This has led to many lively
discussions but more importantly has built bridges between the younger members of our community and the police.

Diversionary activities were instigated whereby pupils who normally don't participate in any activities that the school
have to offer were targeted. Funding was obtained to take groups of first and second year pupils on 4 separate trips
to lazerHQ at Hunter's Quay holiday village. Pupils were invited to put their names down on a first come first served
basis and in the end 80 of them enjoyed participating in the laserHQ games. This built up a good rapport with the
pupils involved and many of the police officers in the office volunteered their services as moving targets. The pupils
all engaged well with the activity and had fun at the same time. Another example was the activities week task
organised by police and social services which took a group of 20 pupils on a three day locally based activity. The
pupils conducted a beach clean in a nearby village and planned and executed a long walk through part of Loch
Lomond and the Trossachs national park in extremely poor weather conditions. All participated well and gained a
great deal of self worth and enjoyment from taking part. A lot of the pupils were taking part in this activity as they
did not have the financial means nor record of good behaviour within school that let them take part in other
activities planned for the last week of term.

Criminal activity by pupils is now detected at an earlier stage and investigated by a single point of contact. This has
led to an increase in intelligence gathered about criminal activity taking place outside of school and affecting the
community at large. This can include thefts of mobile phones, illegal purchase and consumption of alcohol,
possession of controlled drugs, assault whether pre arranged and subsequently recorded on camera phone or not,
cyber bullying, vandalism, stalking, underage sex and breach of the peace. Places where young people go to consume
alcohol are now easily identified and information about issues affecting the community such as noisy groups of
youths gathering and causing annoyance can be obtained, with a view to engaging with these young people outside of
school and attempting to draw them away from anti social behaviour.

I have found that this role has been essential in re-engaging with young people in our community who are feeling
demonised and misunderstood by the media and the police. There is plenty of scope for expansion of the role and
on a recent training course it was suggested that campus officers are engaging with the wrong school children - we
should be starting with pre school children and using the above measures to identify and divert children from crime
at age 3 ! It is a posting that I am really enjoying and finding that there are just not enough hours in the day to
achieve everything that I'd like to."

If you think local police should deal more informally with traffic offences, Gloria Siggins account of a traffic incident from warmer climes
tends to suggest that a simple warning that ‘everything you say may be used in evidence against you’ may be preferable.

“Wait.” the constable warned, doan touch none of the de evidence.”

'”Buh, constable, ah jes reversin' back here...!

“Doan reverse nuttin!

“Buh ah blockin' de traffic.”


what is you name?” “Jes a minute. until ah get dong all you footprint and han' print an’ take de measurements. Ah kyah make no charge until ah write dong de names of boat parties on dis line here.” “Doan worry wid dat.” “Mih name is Sedwick Bomparte.” “Oho. an' den ah does multiply de two an' de answer does gimme de area in which de crime take place. Well ah doan have no brake on mih bicycle. Ah jes have to measure de lengt of dis incident. Tomorrow.” “Jes a minute. Bomparte is mih title. ah jes want to tell you one ting.” “Well ah was ridin mih bicycle.” “I ent do nuttin. ah comin' to you in a minute. ah jes want to hear what de gentleman have to say. An' you. please Gord. Ah is Miss Gully son.” “Miss Small. I goin' an' sit de drivin' tes' an' ah want to go wid mih car nice an' clean. jes a minute. I does always follow de traffic rules. If all you want rnih measurements all you go have to sen’ a policewoman to take dem dong. Sedwick. Now den.” “Gentleman. ah would tank you not to make dat kina joke wid de law please.” “Doan worry wid he. ah jes hole orn to de car to slow dong mih bike. if you please. but ah wasen' intenin' to put han' on you. Stay right wey you is. Gimme you right name. He is de cause of de whole ting an: he tryin' to put de blame on me. mih name is Harmony Small ! “Small wid a capital S ?” “Well dah is how I does write it. Ah call after mih Uncle Oscar. So as ah was approachin de corner. Bomparte dat spell wid a B null ? Anyhow ah bes had lef dat till later.“De law more important dan traffic. You could tell mih you name please?” “If you really mus know.” “One at a time. I ent no defendant nuh. end ah does measure de widt. what is you name please. So lady what you givhr me to onderstan' dat you ent have you licence yet?” 3 . Dis lady.” “Oh mih Gord. Mister what you was doin' ?” “Constable.” “Well hurry up because I kyah stan' up here ail day”.” “Excuse mih lady.” “Jes a minute.” “Orficer. ah was jes ridin' mih bicycle. ah see dat it about to turn red. Relate mih wha happen. defendant.. an' as ah was approaching de lights. dis lady drivin' dis car to de side a me now..” “Dat is mih name. Mister.. “Well if you would jes gimme a chance.” “Very well den Miss Small.. ah doan like nobody put day han' on it...” “No brake ?” “None at all. constable. boat of you all. When you see I take de trouble to shine up mih car.

ahget more vex again an' so ah lorse de little control what ah did have. knock dong de man an' crash into dis lampos’. that was the end of the war. ent have no experience wid drivin' car. In 1942. When he left school at the age of 14 he went to work for Naomi Mitchison in the gardens and kennels of Carradale House.” “So what you do den ?” “I know what she do. serving out in India. As the family required more space ( elderly relatives moving in as well) it was decided to erect another building next to the cottage and it was in this wooden house that Ian came to spend most of his life. an’. [It is in reference to this service out East that he was given his nick-name ‘Puna’] His boat was sunk in 1945 by the Japanese and for Ian. But last Tuesday. “Well. She shoot trough de red light an' she trow me offa mih bike. all you mus learn to live in peace wid one annuder. Lady. who on that occasion received quite severe head injuries. Well dat ent nuttin' make enemy about. Air he. When ah see dat. orn to mih car. cards and ‘phone calls have been greatly appreciated by myself and my family. So you can imagine how ah did feel when ah see dis gentleman puttin' he nasty han' on mih car. may it now shine for him in his death. he came home to take up employment with the forestry. Jes a minute. That came to an end. when his driving finally became too hazardous for himself and for other road users. Due to his dementia – the roots of which may well be in the head injuries he sustained in the war – Ian moved into a care home in Ardrishaig where he received very good care and was within visiting distance of his younger sister Betty.” “Oho” “Huh. ah din do nurtin' of de sort. not yet. He was 1 of 7 children. living with his family next to the shop in the cottage that is now the post office. all you coulden help all you self because dis gentleman bike ent have brake.25/02/1925 – 11/11/2008 Ian was born on the 25th February 1925 to Elisa Kidd and Angus MacDonald who was a fisherman. on the 11th of November.“No. In udder words. Being retired. de whole ting was a accident. a house which his parents had bought some time earlier. He was a longstanding member of the church and sang in the choir for many years. trow mih dong. he was called up for service and joined the Royal Marines. an you now. Ian’s week was structured by daily trips to Campbeltown and a weekly journey up to Lochgilphead to be with his sister Betty and her family. as how ah not accustom to drivin' nuh. boat of you all. an' call de police. ah start to wiggle waggle it. Afterwards he moved into Rowenlee in Portrigh. Your visits. staying with them for 43 years until he retired. ah mash de rong pedal an' ah shoot trough de red light. being 17 years of age. you see dis man before?” “No”. The Word of God was before him in life. like a fool. however. IAN MACDONALD . An' you lorse you temper. Experiencing serious threats to his life on several occasions Ian would always bounce back. When ah see he was holin. still hangin: orn to de car. 4 .” “Orficer. he was finally called to rest. Ian was a gentle. break de traffic light. dat prove to me dat it wasen deliberate.” “Jes a minute.” “Yes. After recovery from his wounds. Ah get vex nuh. Ah could onderstan' dat dere wasen' no malice in you action. To shake he orf like. Man. Case dismiss !” PETER CAMPBELL I would like to thank all relatives and friends for their support during my stay in hospital and since coming home. kind and very quiet person.

legacies. except for those events which leave incriminating marks on our reports. As we go through life we tend to view our days at school with rose-tinted spectacles. . always met and talked to teaching staff before daily assembly and insisted in seeing weekly plans at least a week before the lessons were given. served their further education establishment successfully for a number of years but number six was scuppered by the move to join other FE groups and by the machinations of one or two malevolent male staff. . part-time head controlling one class of a three-class primary. local authorities. The audience was very moved by Maisie's talk and afterwards had an opportunity to purchase Christmas cards and small gifts. he introduced national exams to the school and within 5 .S. a charity shop and general fundraising. he managed a reasonable interpretation of Roy Hattersly showering the front row of the class with a fine Numbers four and five governed a highly selective boys grammar school with the dignity appropriate to the task in hand. this gives the children an opportunity to have professional nursing.S. the second school filled the length of one road and consisted of a combined infants. Children referred to C. . a volunteer fund-raiser from Tighnabruaich to enlighten us about the work of the charity. do they have a somewhat different view of those who have power over them ? Here is one ex-teachers recollection of 17 Heads. have a short life expectancy.30 on Tuesday the 13th of January 2009 when Matthew Ramsay will talk about the Vine Trust. Older children have a special house and come on their own. Robin House in Balloch and ‘an at home service’ in Inverness.A. Resembling Ernest Bevan of Labour Party fame. so it was especially interesting to have Maisie Miller. The children and their families spend four or five days in one of eight houses. But what of our teachers. The next meeting is at 2. ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS . sponsorship from corporations. or in earlier days. number six. ARE SEVENTEEN HEADS BETTER THAN ONE ? POWER CORRUPTS. There are two hospices. junior and senior all-age school under three Heads but the junior section was the responsibility of our number one head whose school was closed under ‘slum clearance’ regulations. pain relief and generally a happy time. The first was a strict. . across our hands or behinds.H. ex army. (Children's Hospice Association Scotland). mainly due to congenital conditions rather than cancer. Number seven was a single balding male. emergency trained. Neither engaged in any form of loose repartee and staff certainly maintained the set standards. With all the equipment and one-to-one care. although the amount of smoke in both the Junior and Senior Staff rooms suggested otherwise. She thoroughly enjoyed the teaching experience. Maisie bought with her two excellent videos. SADDELL AND CARRADALE GUILD The Guild has for many years supported C. Each Head seemed to keep strictly to their separate parts of the building and apparently rarely interacted with the staff of the other departments. This is repeated several times a year.H. Under her auspices at least one teacher on a stepped chair gave the equivalent of primary ‘ones’ sitting on the floor an early understanding of fashion underwear while drinking their milk To add confusion early on in this critique. An immaculately dressed number five and his more worldly and cultured successor. There is also support for families after the death of a child. who within a few years of joining the profession had lectured at a training college and was firmly in control of a small secondary school. Although there is paid professional help. Financial support comes from the health board. Although it must be said that when the cane was brandished the whole school suffered the pangs of interest and fear Head number three appeared with the end of all-age schools and was appointed to a new secondary building on the outskirts of the town. Highly respected. He ran a tight ship. one made by the Daily Record with a commentary by Ewan McGregor. a vital part is played by the many volunteers who gave their time on a regular basis.A. donations. a non graduate. Rachel House in the grounds of Kinross House near Loch Leven.

number eight. of a small rural secondary school. a student. Number nine. each morning he extracted female teachers from classes to arrange flowers on his desk and at a senior staff management meeting shouted at a new head of department that he was paid to ‘decide’ not to ‘consult’ members of staff on new initiatives.a further two years took over the largest comprehensive school on the Channel coast. Needless to say the Deputy ruled. sat in his office all day studying for his Master’s degree and was rarely seen in the school. Whether you are a child. who victimized certain members of staff but encouraged others to develop sailing and canoeing courses and personally led weekend and full week sailing events in icy Easter weather. competent and worldly-wise the Head and how difficult his or her Governors. he had no idea of how to tame an unruly staff and even more unruly children on two site a mile and a half from each other. P.and allowed her to arrive in the morning somewhat after the full-time teachers. Number sixteen was a between-jobs clergyman. Her preferences led a co-habiting divorcee-secretary to fly up the promotion ladder and reach equally dizzy heights in a very short period of time. His time-tabling meant that staff had to have a car and be able to travel quickly between buildings at lesson intervals. a widow of one of the teachers refused to allow the Head or members of staff to attend her husband’s funeral because of the neglect the member experienced during his illness. His successor. and his wife was Deputy. His other quality was persuading new staff to teach in auxiliary classrooms without a door and without the appropriate equipment. Number twelve was a tall man with a fixed smile who despite suffering as a prisoner in the second world war. Like all those in positions of power she was exposed when other promotions were not fulfilled and unwittingly managed to squash a number of peripheral activities when she decided that under a new national contract preparation time concessions could not be taken before school started. This convenience suited her own role as a Teacher-Head . Number fourteen owned a preparatory school and with his deputy. but had to be used after the school finished at 3. Without a great deal of drive. his wife. temperate. number ten. 6 . his one achievement was to obtain permission from the Director to allow a cloakroom. a teacher or a parent your time will come . endeared himself to pedagogic common room lawyers by closing their staff room and insisting that books should be chosen by him rather than by Principal Teachers. his school was a tribute to the best in education. If there is a moral to this story it is that no matter how qualified. calmly ambitious. was another enthusiastic non-graduate. Number fifteen was the Head of a Middle School. He was promptly followed south by a quarter of the male staff. Number seventeen was a physically handicapped lady of mature years who ran her school for severely handicapped children with enthusiasm and persuaded a larger number of charities and organisations to financially enhance the school environment. complete with benches and hooks. In keeping with his interests. number thirteen. was Head. spent his weekends dressed up in mediaeval costume at a local Elizabethan manor. He made no impression and the hard work put in by his predecessor withered away.her subject requiring no practical preparation time . His successor. Again a PE Instructor. He managed to survive winds of over 100 mph on the lee-side of the building while other staff continued teaching on the windward side with glass and frames detaching themselves from the wall and smashing on the opposite side of the room. courtesy was his watchword although he was never caught spreading his coat across puddles for female staff. treated his new staff with respect but found it difficult to smile quite so warmly when dealing with intransigent teachers and those who joined strikes. Number eleven was the first Head of a comprehensive middle school in the county. Dealing with a class who had been waiting while the incoming teacher was held up in traffic was no mean one is perfect ! G. His treatment of staff he considered to be inadequate or unorthodox teachers was harsh. there is almost always a point at which they overstep the mark in terms of the rights of the individual. Parent-teacher body or School Parliament are.30. His successor. Qualified as a teacher. to be used for staff dining.

such as McEachran. best administered to others in small doses. then it’s the bore who imagines that his every relation . In 1992 she lost her husband to cancer. leaving it only on rare occasions. where they established themselves as fishermen in the mid-19th century. winning the Kintyre Club prize for merit.Gaelic Achadh an t-sabhail. The wedding took place on November 6th 1953. The McCallums belonged to the Kilmartin area and no doubt appeared in Kintyre . Walter. on April 18th 1929 to Donald McIntosh and his wife Mary Campbell. Gayle and John. no marriage record and no death record. 7 . and finally to Dalintober.2008 Jean was born in Rose Cottage. he entered into married life at Achnasavil. TORRISDALE Wherever Duncan Martin was born. From school she went to work in the Lochpark tea-room where she stayed in employment until she married Fred Brownie. but cannot be considered one of the ‘old’ native names. but that is all. strength. If there is any greater bore than the person who feels compelled to relate the entire catalogue of his illnesses. The story begins with Angus’s great-great-great grandfather. when Neil McCallum appears in a Carradale Estate rental. Increasingly she would stay at home. Duncan Martin. Mairi. thence to Carradale via settlement in Minard.’ Like some medieval seafaring hero. McCallum is now one of the commonest surnames in Kintyre. a certain unease begins to pull on the momentum of this narrative. as he admits. there is no such problem. LOOKING BACK AUTHOR ANGUS MARTIN CHART'S HIS FAMILY'S ORIGINS The following account is a modified chapter from a book which Campbeltown author Angus Martin has written about his family. or buried with his wife’s corpse in her native parish are possibilities. with Mary McCallum. which is as far back as that branch of the family can be traced. like that of one’s medical least from 1724. who arrived in 1955. She found her vocation in being a housewife and mother and always enjoyed having her neighbours round for a visit. Even his grave is unknown. but not so that it perishes entirely. like those of a giant squid depicted on the edge of a sketchy chart and bearing the warning: ‘Here be monsters. chopping off tentacle after tentacle so that it cannot drag the ship under. and in Achnasavil . When her mother died in November 1974 the family moved back to Rose Cottage to care for her father until his death at the age of 94. It charts the Martin family’s putative origins in Skye. Concerning the genealogy of the first Duncan Martin. and erected. for there is no known genealogy. ‘probably never will be’. for the beast must survive until the end. It remains unpublished and. vigorous but tamed. Barnfield . a fine headstone which commemorates two subsequent generations of his family and several members of the third. that proved to be also the time in which her own health began to decline. who might well have belonged there. passing much of her time reading books and doing crosswords ( she was a voracious reader and very skilled at doing crosswords). but the record of one’s ancestry is. Shore Road. there is no baptismal record. as was customary. JEAN BROWNIE 1929 . McKay or McNeill. and I identify its source at once - the imminence of genealogy and its multitudinous tentacles. That in itself is a problem of another kind. and with 4 grandchildren. At this stage. Carradale. That he was a journeyman shoemaker is also known from these records. That his corpse was returned to his native parish for burial. in Kilchousland. There were McCallums recorded in the Carradale district in the late 17th century. but not one with which to trouble the reader. for the McCallums were nothing if not utterly loyal to those most remarkable and most detested of Gaelic land-grabbers. and his existence is known only from the records of his children.after Clan Campbell expanded into the peninsula in the 17th century. and that surprises me because his family prospered. The couple was blessed with a daughter. My own genealogy has fascinated me for most of my life. She went to Carradale School where she did very well. but no stone to Duncan and Mary Martin has so far been identified anywhere in Argyll. That she was able to stay in her home right up to the time of her death was due to the care she received from her and dead . For Duncan. anyway . I must fight the monster.must interest the stranger in the same intense degree that it interests him.

On seeing Ferguson. John . He had been sheltering from a shower of rain and emerged from behind a dyke holding an umbrella.Duncan and Mary had three known children born at Achnasavil. Duncan Mitchell. Ferguson broke clear of the constable and again engaged with his adversary. and four born at great-great grandfather. Isabella. he probably was a son of Duncan and Mary. during the preparation of charges against John. and his birthplace would have been Torrisdale. New Year was a time of unihibited excess in a society which sanctioned few official holidays.then 24 years old . ran off home. some births went unrecorded. having imagined that Ferguson had been ‘murdered in the wood’. perhaps. The enigma of Angus Martin. armed with sticks and shouting: ‘Are you in Ferguson. fisherman in Dalintober. even in its present Anglicised form . they encountered Archibald McKay. and. begged him to come out. has generated intense research. Others there were also terrorised during the McKays’ rampage that evening. as I know personally from research. The exchange became so heated that Alexander McDonald had to force himself between the pair and separate them. was prosecuted in 1882 for having failed to register his marriage within three days. A Campbeltown fisherman. and ‘drank only one dram throughout the rest of the day’. The McKays entered in pursuit. pursued by the McKays. the long and beautiful glen which must have been named eight or nine hundred years ago when Kintyre was in control of the Norse. when I submitted a DNA sample to a laboratory in the United States at the same time as a descendant of Angus’s in Australia: the result was a complete match. grabbed Ferguson and dragged him away. you bugger ? Turn out here!’ Ferguson. McKay addressed him in Gaelic: ‘Are you there.a doctrinal disagreement with the minister. crying ‘Murder !’ at the window. The name communicates its meaning with ease. Ferguson’s wife. such as Sabbath-breaking or fornication. and Isabella . or the witholding of sacraments owing to some misdemeanour. She was three months pregnant at the time and four days later miscarried. appeared there crying. but some men in the crowd immediately separated them and Ferguson. but to no effect because they immediately came to blows and a ‘battle took place between them’. A crowd gathered. There was almost certainly at least one other child. when they cornered Ferguson. who was married to a crofter-fisherman in Torrisdale. and ascribed her miscarriage to ‘the fright she took at the McKays’ violence’. David Henderson. about half-a-mile from the Bay. 8 .the Dale of Thor. They shared the house with Ferguson and his family. the first in 1794 and the last .in 1810.was struck by Donald McKay. The spirit of Thor must have descended on the glen in January 1821.m. like his putative father. with ‘a good deal of cursing and swearing on both sides’. the first in 1786 and the last in 1791. Big Prick ?’ An angry dispute ensued. Archibald and Donald McKay. until the police constable at Carradale. He pled ‘ignorance of the law’. when registration of births. One of the innocent victims was a daughter of Duncan and Mary Martin. was so ‘terrified’ that he fled through the house. Ferguson admitted to being ‘a little the worse of drink’ that morning. on the 12th. to watch a shinty match at Carradale Bay. At about 11 a. with a child in her arms and another at her feet. Ferguson managed to escape from his house and ran to a nearby wood. marriages and deaths became mandatory. fisherman in Lonaduppin. tacksman of Carradale Estate. Angus. spectating the brawl. celebrated then on the 12th. Alexander McDonald. thus putting the connection effectively beyond doubt. Donald McKay aimed ‘a violent blow at his head. He remained about his own house all day. fearing arrest. was solved in 2005. but he appears not to have been baptised. adopted in Britain in 1752. in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. but ‘was not by any means intoxicated’. In the avenue of Carradale House. So. by his own admission. but McKay was in no mood to disengage and came at Ferguson brandishing his shinty-stick. which was left badly bruised and swollen’. He reached the house of Alexander McAlister and. Reasons vary . but that didn’t save him from a jail sentence. farmer at Kerranashee and a son of John McKay. It is a common assumption that parish baptismal records represent an entire emergent population. She was still ‘very unwell’ when interviewed on 24 January. Norse god of thunder. but some children simply do not exist in these records. Even after 1855. While he and McAlister were talking. 27-year-old Duncan Ferguson left his house at Torrisdale in the company of a neighbour. when Archibald McKay and his brother Donald appeared at the door. and about seven in the evening was seated at dinner with Duncan McDougall. and. Donald Gilchrist. but Ferguson raised his arm in protection and the blow fell on his right elbow. at the time of Old New Year.

In 1904. has appeared on some thirty albums at the last count. close to the Mitchell origins in Torrisdale. It was Donald who taught Cecil. ‘Indiana’. and their family was born and brought up there. has continued the family’s musical tradition. and very different they were . and was back home for a week-end.was managed by 9 . Donald and Bessie Buchanan.the Torrisdale fishermen signed separately from their Carradale counterparts. He wrote to me. and before I went to sea. Dalintober. who was born in 1906. Robert Brown. Mary (CN 125).these being the two principal fishing families there. Dalintober. was a popular local musician. a fishing community grew there in the 19th century and survived into the 20th.which also supplied nautical charts and sold newspapers. as a boy in Ballachullish in the 1950s. who died at the age of 34 in 1926. His mother was Victoria Martin and his father Neil McAulay. and died in Campbeltown in 1986. which effectively merged as ‘Carradale’.and two McMillans . Chrissie McGeachy. There were 14 signatures from Torrisdale. who was born in North Shore Street. Duncan and Archibald . Donald McAnsh’s Betty. Willie. at least. When Cecil himself became a ring-net fisherman. Bessie was Neil McAulay’s sister and her husband was a shepherd from Lewis. only scattered crofts and cottages. During its first half-century. The Martin line which descended from the enigmatic Angus. In the 1852 petition against ‘the trawl’. who was born in 1945. Duncan Mitchell.Jim took his wife. was first a herring fisherman in Carradale and then a merchant seaman. Andy Mitchell. before training for the ministry. cut and weighed on the premises ! . Vin Garbut. who was the United Free Church minister in the village. but also wrote his own. nonetheless. and one of his neighbours there was an elderly retired fisherman. Cecil Finn . were the boyhood summers he spent at the shepherd’s cottage at Achanuillt with an aunt and uncle. now retired . Alex Campbell. ‘I was very fond of Willie. seeking confirmation of a link he understood existed between the Mitchells and Martins. They were the great-grandparents of Willie Mitchell. Jim would not have known of the Martin connection with Torrisdale. His compositions have been recorded by such as Cilla Fisher. Duncan and Willie were full cousins. I used to sit thrilled. Years later. which his daughter Katherine established in 1901 and which is still known as ‘Martin’s’ and still family-owned.and. stationary and much else. McMillan (CN 341). Before he married. The original McAulays in Campbeltown formed a small part of the massive influx of Irish immigrants into Kintyre. brewing tea and waiting for the tide to turn and start the crews on their passage by sail to the Minch herring fishing.’ There was no village at Torrisdale. listening to him play the mandoline . at 14 Main Street. he embryonic ring-net . of mooring alongside rocks out by the Dorus Mor at Crinan. aged 74. crofter. seven fishing-boats were registered at Torrisdale . Jim maintained a close connection with the Buchanans long past boyhood.which also belonged to Torrisdale Estate .of leaving for the great Islay herring-fishery of the late 19th century and rowing round the Mull and away for the Sound of Islay and the west side. Patrick Street and Country Celtic.Both Duncan and Isabella were born in Torrisdale . aged 84. married Catherine Cook of Carradale. though the name survives in the well- known bookshop. That community held itself apart from the fishing communities at Waterfoot and Port Crannaig. Willie Mitchell arriving by bicycle from Campbeltown to visit his father. of which ‘Road to Drumlemman’ is internationally recognised. and Mary Anne (CN 406). and he in 1877. where the fishing was. and his best-known song. in 1904.Edward. John. who not only collected traditional songs in Kintyre. a butcher to trade.both Donald . Donald Brown. who belonged to Torrisdale and to a family which goes back to the 17th century. he used to cycle up almost every Sunday afternoon and he was very popular with us all.Agnes (CN 117). including plug tobacco. by the Second World War. she in 1873. only one. John McAnsh. Susan (CN 134). J McConachie. the notable Captain Duncan Martin. My cousin Jim McAulay’s ashes were scattered in Torrisdale Glen in 2002. but is now locally extinct. Donald would ask him where he’d been and how long he’d taken getting there. the shop . J McMillan. this time with confirmation. referred to above. ‘as he was the only one of the many Campbeltown relations who kept in touch with the Carradale branch. Duncan Mitchell. continued in Kintyre through his grandson.but died in Dalintober. Dougald. but Duncan’s father. in that district. shortly after The Ring-Net Fishermen appeared in 1981. but his happiest times. Mary (273).he was a very fine player indeed. and the first of his family to stay there. and Mary McConnachie . including four McCallums . a belated fatality of the Great War.’ Duncan replied. and when Donald became shepherd at Crossaig .was brought up in Gayfield Place. James McMillan . when that link emerged in the violent incidents of 1821.his parents were Duncan Mitchell. at an early age. Maggie (CN 300). I wrote to him again. He remembers.the well-known Campbeltown seine-net skipper. to mend nets. T McMillan. but at that time I had no knowledge of it and replied to say so. Then Donald would tell his own stories.

PA28 6ER Applicant: Kadus. Mrs. Machrihanish Road. PA28 6PN Application Ref: 08/01840/COU Officer:Tim Williams Telephone:01546 604084 Ward Details: South Kintyre Proposal: Change of use from shop to cafe . Argyll Application Ref: 08/02004/COU Officer: Tim Williams Telephone: 01546 604084 Ward Details South Kintyre Proposal: Alterations and change of use of existing stores to two flats Location: 8A Burnbank Place. In 1951.Katherine. Campbeltown.class three Location: 59 Longrow. 25 and 26 Dec 2008 Sat 27. Campbeltown. her daughter. Burnbank Street. By Campbeltown. Argyll And Bute. PA28 6AN Agent: Tom Grant Partnership Campbeltown 41 Longrow. Chiskan Road. Campbeltown. Campbeltown. Argyll And Bute.succeeded to the business and herself ran it for close on half-a-century. PA28 6ER Agent: Tom Grant Partnership Campbeltown 41 Longrow. Argyll Development Type: 5B All other developments: Minor Grid Ref: 171945 620513 THE CINEMA Cinema Closed 24. PA28 6PN Applicant: Mr And Mrs I Fawcett East Chiskan Farmhouse. PA28 6JB Applicant: Campbeltown Lettings 35 Longrow.who had married into a Gigha family . Efric MacNeil now manages the business. Efric Wotherspoon . Campbeltown. Sun 28. Campbeltown. Castlehill. 1 and 2 Jan 2009 Sat 3 Jan 2009 for 6 days at TBC The Tale of Despereaux cert TBC Audio reinforcement available 10 . PLANNING APPLICATIONS CAMPBELTOWN Application Ref: 08/02005/COU Officer: Tim Williams Telephone: 01546 604084 Ward Details: South Kintyre Proposal: Change of use of disused byre to dwelling house and erection of garage Location: East Chisken Farmhouse. Mon 29 and Tues 30 Dec at TBC The Tale of Despereaux cert TBC Audio reinforcement available Cinema Closed 31 Dec. Campbeltown. Her daughter Mrs. Argyll And Bute. Argyll.

Miniature Railway . TOURISM / LEISURE INITIATIVES / KINTYRE WAY INCLUDING: Machrihanish .Councillor John Semple gave the Group an update regarding the telephone call which he had received from The Transport Department at the Scottish Executive advising that the STAG Appraisal was now in the final stages with a meeting being organised between Jim Mather MSP. Councillor Semple raised the issue of marketing Argyll and Bute brands and it was reported that the Agricultural Forum had highlighted Argyll food at various music festivals in 2008. The September Ball was a great success and had leading Politician and Economic Development expert from Westminster Vince Cable MP as the guest speaker. along with Alan Reid MP who introduced him and Ernesto Sirolli who was entertaining and inspirational as usual.Alison Younger reported that the OBC had been signed off 3-4 weeks ago and it would be going to the full Council meeting on 27th November. To date 600 walkers have taken part but would like to see between 1 and 2.Councillor Semple advised that a survey of local farmers who have land which would be affected by the proposal was taking place and the results would be made available to the Laggan Community Council. Councillor Kelly expressed his opinion that the OBC was an excellent document and would be extremely disappointed if Campbeltown were not successful. Councillor Donald Kelly intimated that Pentland Ferries are still interested in the route. He further thanked the Councillors who recently walked the route. Stewart Stevenson and Arlene Foster.Campbeltown Railway Walk . Kintyre Way . Every Town apart from Helensburgh is eligible to apply to Leader + with the 2 Officers being very capable of assisting the process of applying for funding. Various discussions took place on the ferry service with Alison Younger advising that Moyle Council are still very interested in the route. KINTYRE INITIATIVE WORKING GROUP Extracts from the minutes of the meeting held in Council Chambers. Town Hall. John stated that he had forgotten to bring the grid reference showing where the pressure pads were located but advised that 2 of the 3 pressure pads are working.John Bakes expressed his thanks to Argyll and Bute Council for the grant that Kintyre Way received to allow the Kintyre Way to continue. Campbeltown on Monday 3rd of November. Lynn the Facilitator continues to be very busy and have a number of new business start ups.9 million to be spent on projects to 2013.Alison Younger read an email from Mary Turner advising that Opportunity Kintyre were fortunate to secure Leader funding in the last round so they are now funded for another year. The next approve date is February with awards being made in March 2009.000 walkers using the Kintyre Way which would potentially bring a lot of money into the area. Councillor Colville intimated that Campbeltown was the most deserving case and would be beneficial if businesses and the community could look up the website and write to the Council stressing the importance of Campbeltown obtaining a share of this money. Council Leader + Programme . FERRY INITIATIVES Campbeltown / Ballycastle .Jane Fowler gave the Group a talk on the Leader + Programme advising that there is £7. Councillor Colville suggested tying in environment and history into this marketing. Some publicity will follow. Gigha / Tayinloan . 11 .Councillor Colville intimated that there has been a new Chairperson appointed to this Committee. UPDATE ON INITIATIVES/PRIORITIES AND THEMES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING Opportunity Kintyre . Harbour Project / Campbeltown Town Centre Project .Alison Younger advised that there would be a report at the December Area Committee regarding this situation.

It was agreed to invite Flybe to the next meeting and address these issues.Allan Muir stated that there had been a meeting with Douglas Cowan and a brief had been set with Defence Estates. Highlands and Islands Airports Limited . Ann Gallacher intimated that there were currently 6 of the 18 holes completed and it is hoped to have the course completed by Spring of next year. Councillor Kelly intimated that the PSO was open for negotiation and hopefully this would see the start of a Sunday flight. 12 . CAMPBELTOWN AIRPORT CONSULATIVE ITEMS Loganair Ltd . Westport.Unfortunately the representative from Loganair/Flybe was unable to attend this meeting but hoped to attend a future one. Town Hall at 10. Pipe Band Championships 2009 . CAMPBELTOWN GAS WORKS It was reported that Opportunity Kintyre were hopeful to secure £5000 funding from Community Energy Scotland to carry out a community energy project feasibility study.It was reported that the Kintyre Marketing Group still exists with Stewart Rafferty from Bellochantuy Hotel interested in promoting and marketing Kintyre. Alison Younger advised that there is an activity going on with HIE to scope out marketing initiatives. HIE and Argyll and Bute Council on selling the MOD site. Jane Fowler is working very closely with Defence Estates and HIE to try and establish if there are any significant planning problems. Base and Ferry on Saturday 8th November in the Council Chambers. John Bakes mentioned The Kintyre Way website where businesses can have a whole page of advertising for approximately £50.No update available. VESTAS No further update apart from recent press release. UPDATE/REPORT ON NEW GOLF COURSE Councillor Semple stated that Brian Keating had informed him that 100 PGA players are coming to visit over the next few months.No report available. Negotiations are on going with HIA Ltd for new lease of airport.Linsay MacPhail advised that the date of the Pipe Band Championships has been changed to the 3rd May 2009. Councillor Semple raised Brian's concerns that Campbeltown Berthing Company is considering getting rid of the pontoons if the sewage situation is not rectified. Banner Project . Paul Convery informed the group regarding a project to promote Argyll brands in Cannes but intimated that funding has to be identified.Linsay MacPhail intimated that the banners should be erected by Easter. John Bakes raised the issue of photo identification being required causing a problem with people who don't have a passport. The sale of the cottages at Machrihanish has slowed down due to the financial market. Councillor Rory Colville stated the need for the local community to be involved. Also patients who have been flown out by ambulance plane but are flying back on the service plane was discussed. The committee has received £5000 from the Council's Homecoming Grant.30 am. John Bakes stated that Brian Keating should be thanked on bringing so many people to the Kintyre area. Defence Estates . Councillor Semple advised that there was an open meeting organised by Jim Mather MSP regarding Vestas.

SNH .Lucinda Gray gave the Group an update on HIE and the focus they had on delivering the National Economic Strategy and Account Management approach. Councillor Colville reported that he had attended a review in Inverness recently of the support system for Farmers with changes taking place over the next 5 years which will affect the Kintyre area.Councillor Semple welcomed Donna Causer from Scottish National Heritage who advised that she was currently working on the SSSI. Louise gave the Group an update on the revised project and intimated that it is Scottish Water's intention to hold a public information day on the 25th November to advise of timescales etc. HIE .No report available. A83 . Kintyre Redesign Group . JOB CENTRE PLUS.No report available. Lucinda confirmed that this meant HIE were moving away from supporting training for existing report available. Oban on 13th November when various organisations had been invited to attend. Kintyre Way and Windfarm applications.Susan Paterson advised that the Kintyre Redesign Group are no longer established and had their last meeting in April. Councillor Colville stated that work on the section of road at Stonefield was due to commence in March/April 2009 which would see the road closed at night as it wasn't wide enough to have a convoy. Argyll College .FARMING REPORT/INITIATIVES/AGRICULTURAL FORUM It was reported that milk prices in Northern Ireland was 18p. It was agreed to invite the Development Worker for the Kintyre local food feasibility study to attend a future meeting. Phase 13 .E.Councillor Semple reported that there had been a good input from hauliers who had responded to questionnaire. TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES TARBERT/A83/CAR PARKING/PIER Traffic Calming Measures . Car Parking . WRITTEN REPORTS FROM COUNCIL SERVICES. KINTYRE REDESIGN GROUP Council Services . Jobcentre Plus .No update.Darlene Russell gave an update from Argyll College. This Group has now been taken over by the Argyll and Bute Public Partnership Forum (PPF). Louise Adamson and Chris Toop from Scottish Water and thanked them for attending the meeting.Councillor Colville informed the Group that the work between the 2 Quays has been suspended meantime but Councillor Kelly advised that Stewart Clark had promised that this work would be completed before the end of the financial year. SCOTTISH WATER REPORT Councillor Semple introduced Jane McKenzie. H. a copy of which was circulated and attached to this minute for information. Susan informed the Group that there was an open public meeting to be held in the Corran Halls. This exercise will be followed up when more responses are received from some of the larger local hauliers. ARGYLL COLLEGE..I. HIE had been working closely with the Council to revise the Kintyre Action Plan and it was hoped to bring this to the KIWG in the New Year for discussion and monitoring. Councillor Colville stated that the Agricultural Forum is taking forward Kintyre Environmental Group regarding local food and abattoirs with the Area Development Group being given an update on Friday. It was agreed to try and obtain an update on this for the next meeting. Pier . Susan circulated information leaflets to those attending and advised that the registration form has to be completed to enable people to obtain information on various health aspects.

B. Deirdre Henderson said 'we greatly value the support and funding from the Scottish Arts Council.' It is hoped that these projects will help the regeneration of Campbeltown and Kintyre using the strengths of the cultural talents. Alison Younger stated that James Lafferty is busy working with planning applications for shops in the area through the CARS scheme and hopes to have THI submission for January. Alison Younger further intimated that as of last week the Burnet Building in Campbeltown was now conducting the facility to have a passport interview for first time applications through webcam to the passport offices. phase 5 would consider this as part of the full holistic review of the system. A. The Group were advised that the extension of the outfall would be 80 metres and completed by 2009 to respond to the enforcement actions of SEPA an ensure compliance. It was agreed to invite SEPA to a future meeting. Campbeltown Common Good Fund. It was agreed that the Chief Executive be invited to a future meeting. There are 5 packages of work the first three compliance with current regulations package 4 is to do with the storm sewage and package 5 is treating the storm and extension of outfall with designers and contractors on board. INITIATIVES / PRIORITIES AND THEMES FOR FUTURE MEETINGS Councillor Semple advised that in terms of the Airport. HIE. East Kintyre Wind-farm Trust and the time of Eileen Rae. Chris Toop intimated that Scottish Water will be improving screening while works are being completed. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Friday 6th February in the Town Hall. We are looking forward to a public seminar on the 19th of March to bring the information gathered in the audit to build a plan of need and a design plan together for the staffed environmental cultural / arts centre and the Kintyre web-site. the Council's Arts Development Officer.II of the Campbeltown project has been added and moved on. Alison Younger intimated that it was essential to put intensive thinking into the Kintyre Action Plan on the economic situation in Kintyre with the initial exercise was to look at the Agenda to make this more focused. An email was received from Open Space Audit advising that that they will be carrying out a survey on green sites in the area. Alastair raised the issue of the dreadful odour at Aqualibrium. Councillor Kelly remarked that if it's feasible to use as many local contractors with good local knowledge of drainage. Concerns were expressed that this should be longer and it was noted that final 14 . Base and Action Plan there is an interest in using the Kintyre Initiative Working Group to monitor progress so it was decided that the Agenda and emphasis would change significantly to focus on priority economic drivers Councillor Colville stated the importance of involving the third cultural / arts centre in Campbeltown and the culturally focussed web-site for Kintyre. The completion date for these works will be 2011. The last year has been a very busy year for the organisation as it progresses its plans for the environmental. the Secretary of Elaine Hemmings and the Treasurer of Iris Kerr being voted back in. Campbeltown. KINTYRE CULTURAL FORUM . Alastair McKinlay stated that when the original system was installed the existing outfall at the Lighthouse was the best option. For more information on the Kintyre Cultural Forum or to take part in the audit contact Iain on 01586 552034 or email kintyreculturalforum@hotmail. Scottish Water intimated that the odour was due to a build up in equipment but this should have been rectified as a return valve has now been fully opened and this should alleviate any problems. Councillor Semple intimated that Jim Mather MSP has a meeting organised with SEPA and Scottish Water and there should be an update for the next meeting. Currently Iain Johnston as the project worker is carrying out an audit of need with the general public and with promoters. it's feasible to use as many local contractors with good lock knowledge of drainage. Thanks were given in particular to Adrian Clements for his four years of service as the previous Treasurer.AGM PRESS RELEASE The Kintyre Cultural Forum held its AGM Thursday 13th November with the Chair of Deirdre Henderson. Leader.

CARRADALE GOLF CLUB The demolition of the Clubhouse is expected to take place in the middle of November to make room for the building of the new one. Rowe £12 4th ---------------------. The annual dance took place in the Carradale Hotel on Saturday. T. McLean £30 2nd M.Jim Semple Sport Activities 1st Louisa West. We raised the fantastic amount of £210 and we would like to thank everyone who helped on the day. Primary 5. Glynn Harvey Treasure Map. I have also attached some photos of the day.6. WIND-FARM ISSUES EAST KINTYRE WIND-FARM TRUST CONTRIBUTES TO A SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE STUDENT’S B.7 organised fun activities for the whole school: face painting.Niall Gemmill and Micheal Charlwood Pin the Patch on Pudsey . a Sustainable Environmental Management Student graduated BSc (Hons) in 2008 with First Class Honours and won the SAC Prize for Best Honours Dissertation in Sustainable Environmental Management. CHILDREN IN NEED CARRADALE SCHOOL HELPS NATIONAL APPEAL Hi Geoffrey. and. although the numbers were down on last year. donated baking and to Paterson's Shop and Semples Garage for having Pudsey's Birthday and the Treasure Map to let everyone have a chance of winning.6. Treasure Map and more. November and December prizes were as follows: - Snowball November December 1st J. prize donated by Paterson's Shop . 15 . Robertson £50 S. Other changes were that AGT Walker has moved from Treasurer to Secretary. Miss Galbraith. Pudsey's Birthday. MacKinnon £150 S.Jordon McKenzie and Micheal Charlwood Choose a Pudsey . I'm on my probation year at Carradale Primary(my old primary school) working with P5. Thanks once again. 1 November. Carradale Primary had a fun day on Friday 14th November to raise money for Children In Need. MacKinnon £18 M. sport activities. There were no other changes. Baking Stall. MacNaughtan £18 3rd J. Ian Neilson was elected to continue as Captain for a further year with John McFadyen as Vice-Captain. Thomson £30 G. All items had to be removed by 16 November. an excellent evening was had by one and all. I'd be really grateful if you could put in the Antler a piece about what the school did to raise money for Children In Need.7. Service £6 J.Sc RESEARCH Elaine Macintosh. community councils and other grant-giving bodies. The winners were : Guess Pudsey's Birthday .Oskar Baxter. The winners in the monthly draw for the Snowball. 2nd Equal . The Dissertation entitled ‘An Evaluation of Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds in Scotland’ utilised information provided by a variety of local authorities. MacNautan £6 MEN’S SECTION The AGM was held in the Carradale Hotel on Friday. Jelly Eating. Pin The Patch on Pudsey. 7 November. Adams £100 D. The fixture list for 2009 was discussed and agreed and passed over to the Ladies’ Section so that dates can be coordinated. Irvine £12 R. Danny Galbraith was appointed Treasurer and Stuart Irvine joins the Committee.R.

This is somewhat at odds with the much larger proportion 16 . a few of which have third-party administrators. addressing local needs. although most of those who had rated it important. • The most common constraint was difficulty identifying project ideas (41%). accounting for 95% of total output capacity.Based on a study of all grid-connected onshore wind farms operational in Scotland in October 2007 and a survey of all wind farm community benefit fund-managing bodies (53% response rate. infrastructural and environmental improvements. HOW WIND FARM COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUNDS CONTRIBUTE TO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT • The majority of funds are used for immediate projects and activities. • Supporting local groups was the dominant category of fund use. reliance on volunteer time. Recreational activities. although several Local Authorities seek higher rates. or Companies Limited by Guarantee. Just 38% were satisfied with strategic use of funds. • Over three-quarters of fund bodies surveyed were satisfied overall with the type of benefits derived from the use of community benefit funds. suggesting that community benefit funds may be a catalyst for community development capacity. with over £780. A small number are managed centrally by Local Authorities. Skills gaps for developing and managing projects. SUCCESS AND CONSTRAINT FACTORS IN MEANINGFUL USE OF COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUNDS • The most highly rated success factor was local management of the fund (93%). • Less than two-thirds of respondents had carried out community consultation to establish aims for the fund. limited number of local groups to apply for funds.000 divested. Less than a fifth of survey respondents had allocated funds to strategic or long-term uses. • There was suggestion of valuable secondary outcomes in identifying local needs and priorities and building skills for community development which did not relate directly to fund expenditure in these areas. Others are constituted as Community Trusts. There are only two wind farms over 10 megawatts without a community benefit fund. although those who had rated it an important success factor. relevant skills within the fund managing body. Initial capital payments and productivity and/or profitability top-ups are also used. Limited consultation may well be reflected in the difficulties reported in agreeing fund aims and priorities and identifying project ideas. key individuals in the community. n=29). • Less than a fifth of respondents had received support or training for managing the fund. the following observations were made: THE EXTENT AND NATURE OF WIND FARM COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUNDS • Community benefit funds are almost universal for commercial wind farms in Scotland. all rated important by over two-thirds of respondents. • The 29 fund-managing bodies who took part in the survey had received over £2 million to date. Satisfaction was relatively high with the extent to which funds were benefiting the whole community. and other local funding sources. with several other Authorities adopting this model for more recent developments. • Only a fifth of respondents considered the lack a community development plan or other strategic planning to be a constraint on deriving meaningful benefit from the fund. and identifying local needs and priorities also featured strongly.000 per megawatt of installed capacity. and difficulty agreeing fund aims and priorities were also constraints for around a third of communities. providing additionality to local funding and providing long-term benefits. Limited training may be reflected in the skills gap constraints for developing and managing projects. • The majority of funds are administered by Community Councils. Other success factors were community consultation and publicity. • Annual contributions are typically between £700 and £2.

• The research strongly suggests that local management is an important factor in deriving meaningful benefit from community benefit funds. It is possible that a local Development Agency or Trust could provide such support. both as a funding context and from an administrative point of view.reporting difficulty identifying fund aims and projects. less than two-thirds rated it important for fund use. it would be instructive to compare the type and extent of benefits derived by the local communities as well as any particular success or constraint factors. • Of those with a community development plan. the appropriateness and potential benefits of integrating a community benefit fund with these should be investigated. or from the fund itself. Of those with a Development Trust or Officer. as appropriate to the size of fund. This should include support on community consultation. and the relatively low satisfaction rating for the strategic use of funds. and given both the DTI recommendations and community comments against this approach. through which the extent to which they deliver ‘meaningful benefit’ in terms of the needs and aspirations of the community can be assessed. • Likewise with the one wind farm (Wardlaw Wood) where community benefits are provided through direct funding of local projects and activities. accessing match funding. no conclusion could be drawn on the hypothesis that community development structures and capacity make it easier for communities to make meaningful use community benefit funds. • Fund-managing bodies should be supported to develop evaluation methodologies for the use of community benefit funds. the benefits of a local element should not be overlooked. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH The findings of this study suggest a number of areas for further research. • Where community development structures exist (such as community development plans. • This study did not cover wind farm community benefit funds that are centrally administered by Local Authorities. less than a third rated it important. strategic planning. particularly in terms of strategic use and likely long-term benefits. and developing and managing projects. 17 . would be valuable in further investigating the extent to which community development structures and capacity can enable communities to make the most of community benefit funds. Where third-party administrative arrangements are considered. the variable need within each community for support and training should be appraised and addressed so that communities have the skills and resources to make best use of their funds. RECOMMENDATIONS Recommendations for practice • Wind farm communities should be encouraged and supported to carry out community consultation to establish aims and priorities for the fund and. perhaps at a cost that could be negotiated as part of the community benefit arrangement. the limited importance placed on a strategic context may well be related to the size of the fund. perhaps from among the larger funds. what are the benefits and drawbacks of this approach from a community perspective ? • Case studies on a range of community benefit funds. • Due to the small number of funds in the survey. • These recommendations will become increasingly important as the monies available to communities becomes larger in line with the increasing size and number of wind farms. • When establishing community benefit funds and making decisions on administrative arrangements. In view of the fact that a number of Local Authorities are adopting this model. As the majority of funds surveyed received under £20. to prepare strategic plans for how the fund can best be used. other local plans or Development Trusts). • Case studies on the few funds where some dissatisfaction was reported might provide valuable transferable lessons. It may also be that some existing fund-managing bodies would benefit from support in reviewing their arrangements in view of forthcoming wind farm extensions.000 per year.

The office on Mull will be retained. 18 . possibly co-locating with other SEARS partners. • Finally. Fort Augustus and Inverness forest districts will also merge.sac. Forest management will be located at the Ae centre with an outstation to be located within the Borders. Hugh Insley. the Scottish Government’s Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate and Animal SEM NEW STRUCTURE FOR FOREST ENTERPRISE SCOTLAND Forest Enterprise Scotland has recently completed a review of their organisation which will result in a new structure at forest district level to manage the national forest estate. Boundary changes will now mean that Lorne Forest District will be split between Lochaber and West Argyll forest districts. We are exploring how we can maximise the benefits and join forces with our SEARS partners in sharing offices and this will result in a better one-stop service for our customers.• Surveying a wider community perspective on the benefits and satisfaction derived from wind farm community benefit funds would provide a useful comparison to the views of fund-managing bodies presented here. The SEARS (Scotland's Environmental and Rural Services) family of organisations includes Forestry Commission Scotland. Discussions with staff are now underway in terms of locating outstations and opportunities to share offices with SEARS partners is being explored. the Deer Commission for Scotland. The changes are due to be phased in for 1st April 2009. It's aim is to provide a one-stop shop for information and advice to Scotland's rural land managers. The main finding of the review is to reduce the number of forest districts from 14 to 10 across Scotland. the two National Park Authorities in Scotland. Scottish Environmental Protection Agency. economic and social forestry policies. Chief Executive of Forest Enterprise Scotland said: "Re-organising our forest districts into fewer but stronger teams will help increase our effectiveness in delivering core policies for the benefit of Scotland's people and economy. Note to news editors 1. the Crofters Commission." The main changes from the review are: Scottish Borders and Ae forest districts will merge. An outstation for Lorne Forest District will be put in place and it is possible that staff may locate with another government office. what measures are in place for ensuring best use on behalf of the community ? The full dissertation can be found at - http://www. "Our staff trade unions have been involved in this structure review from the outset and have agreed the proposals. a review of current community benefit fund evaluation methodologies. The review was undertaken to ensure that Forest Enterprise Scotland was able to operate more effectively and deliver a wide range of social. There are no staff reductions or compulsory redundancies as a result of the review as the organisation is simply adjusting the management structure and geographical boundaries that each forest district will cover. Scottish Natural Heritage. Moray and Aberdeenshire forest districts will join together with the management centre being located at the Huntly office and a number of staff located in Moray at Newton Nursery office. When undertaking the review we were very mindful of the importance our local forestry offices hold in rural areas and we believe we have continued to ensure that the character and community spirit is still

Director of Finance & IT at ACHA said. Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is the agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and is responsible for managing the national forest estate. yellow pages. recycling material and domestic general waste in the Helensburgh and Lomond Area. magazines. at last someone has a good idea”. cardboard. In addition a meeting has already taken place with the majority of owners in the first block to be launched into the factoring service and further updates as to progress shall be available soon. We value all the contributions made and they have certainly assisted us in better planning for the delivery of what is a much needed service throughout Argyll and Bute. Nick Pollard. will receive a blue wheeled bin (if they do not already have one) for the collection of clean paper. UP & COMING EVENTS . washed aluminium and steel cans. supply of compostable bags and 22 litre outdoor kerbside food waste collection caddy will be provided to all participating households. The Association’s staff have also attended at least 12 meeting of the Area Committees. Out of more than 800 responses received to our initial letter that was sent to owners many are supportive of the principles of factoring. Tenants and Residents Association and meetings with Media enquiries to: South Scotland: Steve Williams. The food waste outdoor caddy (for both cooked and uncooked food waste) will be serviced on a weekly basis from the collection point on a specified day. With comments saying “It’s about time a factoring service was introduced”. it is apparent that there is a demand for the maintenance of blocks of properties to be managed as a whole. plastic bottles and cans. FOOD WASTE & BLUE RECYCLING BINS FOOD WASTE: An internal kitchen caddy. an alternate collection system for the recyclable material may be offered. 19 . More information on ACHA’s proposals is available at http://www. 3. If a premise is not suitable for these collections or cannot store such bins and containers then other arrangements will be considered by the Council. North Scotland: Paul Munro. Householders will be provided with indoor and kerbside outdoor food waste caddies (with compostable bags) and a blue recycling bin for paper. Forestry Commission Scotland press office 0131 314 6508. Where the household is unable to use a blue wheeled bin for the collection of the re-cyclates due to reasons of access or storage capacity.2. BLUE RECYCLING BIN: Each household within the H&L area. Forestry Commission Scotland press office 0131 314 6507. where practicable.” Factoring enquiries can be made to a dedicated email address: factoring@acha.htm COLLECTING FOOD WASTE PROPOSALS FOR INCREASED RECYCLING COLLECTIONS IN HELENSBURGH AND LOMOND PILOT RECYCLING AND WASTE COLLECTION The Council will pilot the collection of food waste. The blue wheeled container will be serviced on a fortnightly basis from the collection point on a specified day as indicated by a collection calendar provided to householders.CARRADALE VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE Burns Night 2009 – Saturday 17 January ACHA FACTORING Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) is delighted at the response it has received from private owners regarding the introduction of a factoring service by the Association throughout Argyll and Bute. Householders who do not wish a blue bin or food waste recycling containers can advise the Council prior to planned delivery dates. cardboard. The information helpfully supplied by owners has enabled ACHA to review the planned pilot projects to enable factoring to be put into “I’m very interested and expect my neighbours will be too” and “Yes. “On behalf of the Association I would like to thank all residents who took the time to respond and raise comments and suggestions on the factoring service. plastic bottles. The agency manages the estate through a network of geographical areas called forest districts.acha.

g. the Project Team will undertake a review of properties which may present logistical and practical difficulties and will consult with residents before the scope of service provided to these households is finalised. it may not be possible to include within the scope of the pilot scheme. which would allow easier movement to the kerbside for the householder. COLLECTION ARRANGEMENTS COLLECTION POINT: The householder will place the appropriate wheeled bin(s) and outdoor food waste caddy at the collection point on the appropriate day(s). Collection will be made as appropriate to the individual circumstances of the properties concerned. Such householders or those with a particularly long carrying distance (where carrying an outdoor caddy a distance may be difficult) can be offered a slightly larger outdoor caddy with wheels. PROPERTIES WHICH CANNOT BE INCLUDED WITHIN THE PROJECT SCOPE: There are a number of properties within Helensburgh & Lomond (e. at the discretion of the Director and in line with Operational Services requirements. large family. can apply to the Council for an Assisted Refuse Collection for general waste and/or blue bin collections. Householders will be able to use the same procedures to apply for an Assisted Collection for the uplift of an outdoor kitchen waste caddy if required. shall have a 240 Litre wheeled container for the collection of general waste. which cannot be accommodated within a 240 Litre. No additional side waste or bulky items should be deposited alongside the general waste container. Householders with a smaller 140 litre general waste bin will be able to swap free of charge for a standard 240 litre size. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Where special circumstance exists (e. Where a household produces excess general waste. In developing the Project Implementation Plan. an alternative collection system for the collection of general waste will be offered. No more than 2 general waste 240 litre bins will be uplifted on the appropriate alternate week date. Where a household is unable to accommodate a 240 Litre wheeled container for the collection of general waste due to reasons of access or storage capacity. cardboard. high ashes content from solid fuel heating) which could create excess general household waste. ASSISTANCE WITH BINS MOVEMENT FOR THE ELDERLY AND INFIRM: There are procedures already in place where elderly or infirm householders (where there is no able bodied adult in the house who can help present the bin on collection day).ADDITIONAL CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS An additional food waste kerbside caddy (or alternatively a larger food waste caddy) will be supplied free of charge if required. The general waste wheeled bin will be collected on a fortnightly basis from the collection point on a specified day and as indicated by a collection calendar provided to households at the commencement of the new kerbside recycling service pilot. 20 . flats and common entrance properties) which for logistical and practical reasons. a medical condition. GENERAL DOMESTIC WASTE: Each household in Helensburgh and Lomond. an additional or larger blue wheeled container may be supplied free of charge to the householder. aluminium and steel cans in excess of that which can be contained by one wheeled container. plastic bottles. where practicable.g. a free second general waste wheeled bin may be offered at the discretion of the Director. family with small children using disposable nappies. they can buy an additional bin. which cannot be appropriately accommodated within the blue bin or food waste collection caddy. Where a household regularly produces quantities of clean paper.

are from a minute of the Executive Committee meeting held on 20th November 2008. The campaign in England. As a result. 21 . The main causes are poor energy efficiency of the home. 2. From 21 November to 1 December MPs. Please contact Energy Action Scotland for details of MSP/Scottish MP visits.IMPROVEMENTS TO COMMUNAL RECYCLING FACILITIES: In conjunction with the introduction of the pilot scheme. Energy Action Scotland is the Scottish charity which campaigns for an end to fuel poverty and works to promote warm. outlined in full on pages 11 & 12 of the Antler. the Project Team will review the current provision of communal recycling facilities in Helensburgh & Lomond to determine what improvements can be made in terms of access and performance to further improve recycling outcomes and to support the pilot programme. usually defined as having to pay more than 10 per cent of income on energy costs. RURAL COMMUNITY COUNCILS IN KINTYRE UNDER THREAT ABC SEEKS ADMINISTRATIVE EASE AND CRITICIZES COMMUNITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATION IN THE RUSH TO COMPLY WITH THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S DRIVE TO BRING DEMOCRACY CLOSER TO GRASS ROOT LEVELS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY PLANNING PARTNERSHIP The most significant changes to Community Councils since their formation in 1973 are about to be imposed on all community councils in Argyll & Bute. and to highlight the availability of energy efficiency grants. WARM HOMES CAMPAIGN NATIONAL CAMPAIGN IN NOVEMBER FOR AFFORDABLE WARMTH FOR ALL A national campaign to raise awareness of the plight of millions of fuel poor households in the UK and of the support that is available to them will take place in November. There has never been a greater need for such a campaign – energy prices are at an all-time high. eaga plc. and is supported by the Department for Energy and Climate or mobile: 07764 212564. NEA has teamed up with its sister organisation Energy Action Scotland to promote the support available in Scotland. Around 850.000 households in Scotland are in or at risk of fuel poverty. there will be a number of press and media opportunities across the UK. possibly reducing their number from 56 to 18. social tariffs and advice on welfare benefits through fuel poverty programmes. PR Manager. Background notes: 1. there are record numbers of households in fuel poverty and the Government and the Regulator have recently made announcements to attempt to address the problem. dry homes for all. high domestic fuel prices and low household income. Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). For further details contact: Elizabeth Gore. Wales and Northern Ireland is supported by the managers of the Government’s Warm Front scheme. 3. following here. The proposals. Welsh Assembly Members (AMs) and Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly (MLAs) and other decision makers will be directly involved in visits to constituents who have benefited from energy efficiency grant schemes. Energy Action Scotland on: 0141 226 3064 or email: e.gore@eas. Fuel poverty is the inability to afford adequate warmth in the home. The Warm Homes Campaign is being organised by fuel poverty charities National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland to raise awareness among politicians of the plight of households who cannot afford to heat their homes adequately.

meaning that there is a potential for 121 elections in the event of all sub-areas etc being contested. 26 are further split into sub- areas. “The other major change since 2005 which affected Community Councils was the introduction of multi-member local authority Wards. The introduction of Unitary Authorities in Scotland condensed administration but left local issues in the hands of community councils served often by a single Unitary Authority Councillor. In 2005. it is not surprising that only 82 of the 466 available seats in Argyll & Bute were filled through contested elections. community council elections on 2nd April 2009 have been rescheduled to September 2009. “The Council’s relationship with Community Councils has been a fragmented one characterised by issues of consistency in the relations between this Council and Community Councils and current arrangements do not help Members of this Council in sustaining a constructive link with Community Councils”. This opens the door to accusations of Community Councils with no democratic mandate or representative accountability. Council minutes are not entered ‘most recent first’ and the words ‘community councils’ are not included under the Council’s own index page. This move in itself may be illegal according to Nigel Walters. Had it not been for an industrious reporter of the Dunoon Observer the proposals might well still be unannounced. or filled unopposed. It is essential that communities themselves and the Council and other bodies have confidence that Community Councils are representative of their communities”. its annual administration grant of £400 equates to to £7. Strathclyde brought new terrors but some financial benefits. the remainder being either unfilled. sometimes with no competition and sometimes with seats left vacant. Only 82 of the 466 available seats were filled through contested elections. With the more recent changes some community councils had the pleasure of entertaining up to six Unitary Authority Councillors who would arrive. minute duplication and IT costs. In the change over from the combination of Argyll Council and Local District Councils. and the Council’s failure to keep community councils and the Association of Argyll & Bute community Councils informed has angered many and concerned others. 22 . Indeed it is difficult enough to find anything up-to-date and relevant to community councils on the ABC web-site. many documents including those on the ownership of un-metalled roads were lost. These Councillors are either over-worked because of their concern to carry out the work needed. or fail to arrive. While East Kintyre Community Council with 5 elected and 2 unopposed members has a better record than most.69 a week of which £3 is for the hire of meeting venues with the remaining £4. It would appear that the whole process of modernising Local Government. there were only 20 contests. given the poor support given to most community councils.Because of its failure to consider the review earlier in its present term. the National Secretary of the Association of Scottish Community Councils. Entering the search engine with ‘Community Council Review’ brings ‘nothing found’ After going round in circles details of contact officers are found but in some sub-divisions are out of date. Of these. postal charges. At the heart of the matter is community council involvement in the Community Planning Partnership and the Director of Corporate Service’s statement that - “The existing Scheme allows for 56 Community Councils in Argyll and Bute. A Member may now have several Community Council areas within his/her Ward and it is very difficult in such circumstances to attend every Community Council meeting and to build up a good working relationship with them all”. however. unpredictably. Turnouts are generally small.69 covering telephone. providing greater democracy and access to information has been a disaster. Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of the Council’s action is to fail to keep communities informed and involved in their deliberations. or apparently unconcerned about their lack of power in the face of majority party decisions until election time rears its head again. Set against an electorate of 642 this represents an equivalent voter precept of 62 pence a year. As a purely advisory body with a reasonable record of community initiatives. By-elections in community council areas do not always attract sufficient candidates.

will be lost in the larger conglomerates. as a result of which there were a considerable number of alterations to boundaries.. Big budgets and strategic planning will drive all but the most dedicated candidates far from representing their communities. REVIEW OF COMMUNITY COUNCILS SUMMARY.... Depute Leader and Area Chairs be set up to take the review forward and report to the Executive.. local issues will be treated as the hobby-horse of the uninitiated. These need to be 23 .the bane and sometimes the delight of most community councils. and in 2005 their boundaries were made co-terminous with existing polling district boundaries and a “near fit” towards the then ward boundaries. As with the old district councils. Decisions will be taken in line with national. Cliches and admin-speak will predominate at long drawn-out meetings. it looks as if the die is cast. the community council would have welcomed his expertise and appreciated his involvement.. Whatever happens about consultation on the proposals. What he failed to remember is that every one in a community bears part of the responsibility for its state. .”.. While Argyll & Bute Council continues to criticize community councils and fails to record the work put in by community councillors. ditching . so the new breed will need to develop tougher skin and be prepared to take even more criticism from local residents for failing to procure what they deem is their right. grass cutting. that the Council suspends the provision in the current Scheme of Community Councils and thereby in the Constitutions of Community Councils which requires elections to community councils to take place in April 2009 (It is anticipated that the new scheme would provide for these elections to be held in September 2009) DETAIL The last review of the Scheme of Community Councils in Argyll & Bute was undertaken in 2004 and implemented in April 2005.. 2 Agreed a short life group comprising the Leader. RECOMMENDATION In order to facilitate a Review of the Argyll and Bute Scheme of Community Councils. No matter how assiduously these councillors perform they will be met by the same greeting faced by a serving councillor viewing the soon to be demolished golf pavilion on one of the few pleasant Sunday mornings - ”The bay road and the Hall entrance are disgraceful. representation may be limited to one of two councillors for each of the existing community councils and will present a heavier work-load for those elected. others will retire disappointed that consultation is a chimera.P. The next ordinary elections are due to take place in April 2009. In the old days. Noted that the Council may require to pass a resolution to amend the constitutions of Community Councils to extend their lifespan which would have the effect of postponing the elections due to take place in April 2009.roads. The running battle with the Council will continue for those who remain active in the next eight months.Summarising the present situation it appears that bread and butter issues. Westminster of European doctrines. scrub clearance. There are a number of drivers for this review - The Scheme defines Community Council areas. In 2006 there was a review of polling districts.The Executive on 16 October 2008:- Agreed a review of the Community Council Scheme be undertaken..OF A REPORT TO ARGYLL & BUTE COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WHICH WAS ACCEPTED BY THE EXECUTIVE ON 20TH NOVEMBER 2008 This report invites the Council to pass a resolution which would have the effect of postponing Community Council elections from April 2009 until September 2009. If he had offered to help. dog mess. G.

A Member may now have several Community Council areas within his/her Ward and it is very difficult in such circumstances to attend every Community Council meeting and to build up a good working relationship with them all. respected by this Council as well as by those who live in them. and the Association of Community Councils was advised before the 2007 elections that the new ward boundaries would see a need to review the Community Council Scheme.brought back into line with the ‘new’ polling districts. This opens the door to accusations of Community Councils with no democratic mandate or representative accountability. but vital role to play from that which they currently fulfil. or filled unopposed. however. Fewer. Only 82 of the 466 available seats were filled through contested elections. It is essential that communities themselves and the Council and other bodies have confidence that Community Councils are representative of their communities. 26 are further split into sub- areas. but larger. Both of these issues have major implications for how the Council does business. By elections in community council areas do not always attract sufficient candidates. Local Community Planning is a developing feature of Community Planning in Argyll and Bute. In democratic terms the status quo is unsustainable. Community Councils may also have a significant part to play and in doing so it is more important than ever that there is confidence that the Community Councils truly reflect the views of the communities which they serve. The development of a Community Engagement Strategy 24 . Community Councils may be better positioned to make a more effective contribution. the remainder being either unfilled. The Council’s relationship with Community Councils has been a fragmented one characterised by issues of consistency in the relations between this Council and Community Councils and current arrangements do not help Members of this Council in sustaining a constructive link with Community Councils. Representative and Accountability Issues The existing Scheme allows for 56 Community Councils in Argyll and Bute. The Council is developing its Community Planning framework and is developing a Community Planning Community Engagement STRATEGY Scottish Government initiatives see a further developed role for community Councils and it is understood Government advise will be issued around the beginning of the new year. a better and more creative engagement with community councils for the future of their communities. there were only 20 contests. It is possible to imagine a model of community engagement and local community planning with fewer community councils. Fewer Community Councils can be better supported financially through a larger administrative grant. Of these. Issues and experience over the last few years suggests that improvements can be made. This is a new emphasis on the development of effective partnerships. LOOKING FORWARD The purpose of this review is to create a strategy for community councils which is sustainable. Part of sustaining this development may well come from the Council. The other major change since 2005 which affected Community Councils was the introduction of multi-member local authority Wards. Turnouts are generally small. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY PLANNING The Council is in the process of drawing up a Community Engagement Strategy. where community councils (and others) in each of the Council’s four areas come together in one (or more than one depending on local circumstances) forum(s) with the local Area Committee. In 2005. with community councils engaged by this Council to play an enhanced role in helping the Council and CP partners shape the delivery of local services. sometimes with no competition and sometimes with seats left vacant. Ward boundaries since 2007 are quite different. Democratic. The current Area Committees may well have a different. The scheme also sets out the constitutional arrangements for community councils. meaning that there is a potential for 121 elections in the event of all sub-areas etc being contested.

carries with it the need to develop the capacity of organisations to contribute and this applies equally to community councils. in a clockwise direction. Ardfern. all looking to Tarbert for Services Lochgilphead. communities were perceived to aggregate as follows MID ARGYLL. Ormsary. including eg. generally bounded by Loch Fyne to the west and Loch Striven to the south east. OBAN. and the south and mid Kintyre villages to a line drawn from a point between Tayinloan and Clachan on the west of the peninsula to a point near Grogport to the east. all looking to Campbeltown for services Islay and Jura Colonsay Tarbert. south to near Grogport on the east. Connel. Taynuilt) Awe. and including the island of Gigha. Minard. The paper noted the highest level communities as – Mid Argyll and Kintyre. looking to Oban for services South Loch Etive villages (Dunbeg. Glen Orchy. Jura and Colonsay Oban and Lorn. with Mull. the Council produced a number of papers for the Boundary Commission including a paper which concentrated on community focus explaining how communities in Argyll and Bute are structured. looking to Dunoon for services 25 . MULL. and the area south to beyond Clachan on the west of the peninsula. LORN. and its hinterland including. and the hinterland south to Arduaine looking to Oban for services BUTE AND COWAL Bute Dunoon urban. Inveraray. and north to include Erines. KINTYRE & THE ISLANDS Campbeltown. provision of training. Ford. NATURAL COMMUNITIES When the Executive decided to proceed with the review of the Community Council scheme reference was made to start the geographic aspects of the review by reference to “natural communities”. with Islay. looking to Lochgilphead for services. Dalmally. Tayvallich. This is not unfamiliar territory for the Council. Hunters Quay. and northwest to include Kilberry. TIREE AND COLL Tiree and Coll Mull North Lorn including Lismore. During the process of the Boundary Review leading up to the 2007 multi member ward elections. and including Kirn. all looking to Oban for services Oban urban. settlements on Loch Awe (both sides) down to north of Ford. Tiree and Coll Bute and the Cowal peninsula Helensburgh and Lomond Within each of these areas. Ardrishaig. and west to include Innellan North and West Cowal – the area from Colintraive north to Cairndow. Furnace.

Thursday. around boundaries. Depute Leader and the Area Chairs. Kirkmichael. This gave a range of five different weekdays (Monday. Colgrain. At the same time options around developing the constitutional and participative arrangements for community council will be developed and will take into account the advice expected from the Governemnt around the early part of the year. within it. In view of the scope of the exercise it is necessary to extend postpone the elections in April 2009 until September 2009 CAMPBELTOWN PARKING ARGYLL & BUTE COUNCIL : MID ARGYLL KINTYRE AND THE ISLANDS AREA COMMITTEE OPERATIONAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2008 SUMMARY This report gives Members the outcome of the Campbeltown Parking Survey and recommends the next steps. Tuesday. Saturday) during July and August 26 .Responses by end of March 2009 2nd Consultation (if required) – responses by end May 2009 Draft Scheme to Council – June 2009 Community Council Elections – September 2009 The Scottish Government guidance will need to be taken account of during the initial consultation period. Rosneath Peninsula Arrochar. Tarbet and west Loch Lomond side south to Arden The review will examine these natural communities in terms of a future model for community councils. These issues have been discussed with the Leader. Garelochhead. RECOMMENDATION That the Committee agrees the setting up of a Working Group as detailed in 4. Wednesday. Clyde Arran.5 below to further examine parking issues in Campbeltown and to oversee the design and implementation of a parking strategy for Campbeltown. Shandon. Churchill.East Cowal – the area from the summit of the Rest and be Thankful and lying to the west of Loch Long south through Lochgoilhead continuing to Sandbank and the Holy Loch. 12. including. That does not mean that what is outlined above would be community councils but a workable proposal would be developed based on the principles of “natural communities”. WAY FORWARD The intention is to develop options for discussion. and the consultation model envisages Area Chairs and Area Corporate Services Managers leading a consultation with their respective area committee members and representatives from current community councils. Glade Rhu. and on the 7 August 2008. A possible timeline is – Initial Consultation . all looking to Dunoon for services HELENSBURGH AND LOMOND Cardross Helensburgh urban. BACKGROUND A parking survey was carried out in central Campbeltown on 9. Craigendorran. 22 and 28 July.

On and off street parking places were inspected at hourly intervals and registrations of parked vehicles were noted along with number and location of vacant parking places. CONCLUSION The survey has indicated that overall in Campbeltown town centre there is an adequate supply of parking spaces. OW. Consultation HAZCON Application for Hazardous Substances Consent HYDRO Hydro Board Consultation LIB Listed Building Consent LIBECC Application for Consent for ecclesiastical building MFF Marine Fish Farm Consultation MIN Application for Mineral Consent NID Notice of intent to develop app. The Working Group should consist of Local Members. A Working Group should be formed to determine the objectives of the parking strategy and to oversee its design and implementation. for Non-Materail Amnt OUT Application for Permission in Principal PNAGRI Prior Notice Agriculture PNDEM Prior Notice Demolition PNELEC Prior Notice Electricity PNFOR Prior Notice Forestry PNGAS Prior Notice Gas Supplier PREAPP Pre Application Enquiry REM Application of Reserved Matters TELNOT Telecoms Notification TPO Tree Preservation Order VARCON Application for Variation of Condition(s) WGS Woodland Grant Scheme 27 . Development Services should be asked to participate in the design of the parking strategy. Campbeltown Community Council and Strathclyde Police. Development Services. The survey showed that in Campbeltown town centre there were always vacant car parking spaces.when parking demand is usually highest. NMA Not. There is a local perception that Campbeltown has a parking problem. ARRR : A SHORT COURSE IN PLANNING JARGON FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING DELEGATED DECISIONS SINCE LAST MAKI AREA COMMITTEE MEETING ADV Application for Advertisement Consent ART4 Application Required by ARTICLE 4 Dir CLAWU Application for Cert of Law Use/Dev (Existing) CLWP Application for Cert of Law Use/Dev (Proposed) COU Application for Change of Use Consent CPD Council Permitted Dev Consultation DET Application for Detailed Consent FDP Forest Design Plan Consultation FELLIC Felling Licence Consultation GDCON Government Dept. To ensure proper linkage. Campbeitown Traders Association. Roads and Amenity Services. Some areas were largely used by long stay parkers and in these locations there were few or no vacant spaces. The strategy has to support other initiatives and regenerate Campbeltown town centre and waterfront.

28 .Consultation Decision Types : PER Approved WDN Withdrawn NOO No Objections AAR Application Required CGR Certificate Granted OBR Objections Raised PDD Permitted Development PRE Permission Required NRR New Application Required.

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