Monthly Archive

June 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 90 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

AIRPORT delay another 'slap in the face' for businesses & travellers

TORIES HAVE TO DECIDE ON SOUTH EAST AIRPORTS : ‘SORT THIS AND SORT IT SOON’ SNP Transport spokesperson at Westminster, Drew Hendry MP has said that the decision to delay yet again any decision on the... read more..


H&L Foodbank Supplies Urgently Needed

The Helensburgh and Lomond Foodbank are running very short of supplies and have requested our generosity to help remedy this. ... read more..


MSPs Commemorate 21st anniversary of genocide at SREBRENICA

MICHAEL RUSSELL LEADS DEBATE FOLLOWING VISIT TO SREBRENICA/POTOCARI CEMETARY SNP MSP Michael Russell today led the Scottish Parliament in remembrance of the genocide at Srebrenica during the Bosnian ... read more..


SNP MP Introduces 'Turning Law'

A Scottish National Party MP has today introduced a private member’s bill in the UK parliament to automatically pardon all gay and bisexual men who were cautioned or convicted under homophobic laws wh... read more..


CALL for automatic voter registration

FOLLOWS “COMPLETE SHAMBLES” OF EU REFERENDUM REGISTRATION DEADLINE SNP MP Owen Thompson has today led a Westminster debate calling on the UK government to consider automatic voter registration follow... read more..


NEW POLL – Strong support for independence

SCOTS CONTINUING TO BACK FM’S EFFORTS TO KEEP SCOTLAND IN EU Another poll has shown that people in Scotland are backing independence in the aftermath of the UK’s vote to leave the EU.... read more..


SCOTLAND streets ahead in building new homes

STRONG RECORD AND BOLD AMBITION ON HOUSEBUILDING Scotland is storming ahead of the rest of the UK in building new homes, according to figures from the Scottish Government.... read more..


PMQs: tories failure

SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson MP has condemned the UK government and Scottish Conservatives for failing to failure help protect Scotland’s place in the European Union.... read more..


SCOTLAND ‘Open for business’

RENEWABLES INDUSTRY MUST NOT BE HELD BACK BY TORY BREXIT FAILURES The SNP has today made clear that Scotland is open for business in the face of the UK’s vote for Brexit – as the potential cost to th... read more..


“Loneliness is a public health issue, NHS Highland launch initiative to raise awareness”

I welcome the NHS campaign to highlight the detrimental impact of loneliness which can affect so many people, young or old. ... read more..


Brendan O’Hara joins State Pension Age Campaigners at Westminster Protest

“The Government have made a pig’s-ear of the way they have introduced Pension Age Equalisation” On Wednesday, June 29th , Brendan O’Hara joined women from across the country at a demonstration outside... read more..


SWINNEY unveils blueprint for improving scottish education

SNP ‘GETTING ON WITH THE JOB’ OF MOVING SCOTLAND FORWARD Deputy First Minister John Swinney today unveiled his blueprint for improving Scottish education – including measures to devolve more power ove... read more..


CORBYN “Must appoint shadow Scottish secretary

SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson MP has called on Jeremy Corbyn to urgently appoint a Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, to ensure the UK government is held to account by the UK Parliament’... read more..


BREXIT torie threaten to axe Barnett formula

LEAVE MEP THREATENS SCOTLAND WITH BUDGET CUTS Just days after the UK voted to leave the European Union – against the will of the overwhelming majority of voters in Scotland – Brexit Tories on the rig... read more..


MHAIRI BLACK: A pension is a contract, not a benefit

SNP MPs JOIN WASPI DEMONSTRATION TO DEMAND FAIR PENSIONS FOR 1950s-BORN WOMEN SNP MPs will today take part in the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) demonstration outside the Houses of Pa... read more..


PARLIAMENT unites behind FM & Scotland's place in Europe

CROSS-PARTY SUPPORT TO ENSURE SCOTLAND’S VOTE IS RESPECTED The Scottish Parliament has today united behind the First Minister’s efforts to keep Scotland in the European Union – granting an overwhelmi... read more..


VOTE for further transparency for multinationals defeated

An opportunity has been lost to end secrecy over the tax dealings of multinationals including Google, Starbucks, and Amazon before the Brexit negotiations begin.... read more..


On the path to regenerating Argyll and Bute

Following the publication of the report into transport connectivity and economy, commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, it is as apparent as ever, the importance of good transport links acr... read more..


“£320,188 grant awarded to Befriending and Support scheme

For those coping with a terminal illness, whether personally or for a loved one, support can be the rock that  holds them and their families together at one of the hardest times of their lives. &... read more..


Leaked emails show MoD putting jobs at risk

TORIES MUST NOT BETRAY WORKERS AFTER REFERENDUM PROMISES An SNP MSP has condemned the Ministry of Defence after leaked emails showed that delays in the delivery of the Type 26 global combat vessels a... read more..


A very real prospect of being dragged out of Europe

Brendan O’Hara MP - “We face the very real prospect of being dragged out of Europe against our will” Despite Scotland and the people of Argyll & Bute voting emphatically to remain part of the Euro... read more..


SCOTLAND delivers a strong remain vote - Sturgeon

Commenting on the result of the EU referendum in Scotland, First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said: “Scotland has delivered a strong, unequivocal vote to remain in the EU, and I welcom... read more..


ENVIRONMENT secretary highlights benefits of remaining in the EU

RSPB – REMAIN VOTE ‘SAFER OPTION’ FOR ENVIRONMENT Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, is today (Wednesday) visiting the RSPB reserve at Loch Leven ... read more..


STURGEON - Scotland can unite to protect jobs

RIGHT-WING TORIES ‘ITCHING’ FOR BREXIT TO CUT BUDGETS FURTHER First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today urged people in Scotland to unite to protect the jobs and investment from EU membership by v... read more..


Record number of school leavers going into work, training or study

92.7% of young people leaving school in Argyll and Bute are going on to positive destinations of work, training or study, new figures show – as the number of school leavers in positive destinations ac... read more..


Modest growth in Scottish economy

Argyll and Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara has welcomed the announcement made by the Royal Bank of Scotland today that the slowdown in Scotland’s economy looks to be coming to an end and that we should expect... read more..


EU membership 'vital' in protecting woman's rights

EUROPE A CRUCIAL BULWARK AGAINST RIGHT-WING TORY GOVERNMENT  Nicola Sturgeon has today set out the importance of Thursday’s referendum in helping to protect women’s rights – and urged people in S... read more..


Join the MND fight today and help us create a world without MND tomorrow

Argyll and Bute MP is asking his constituents to help Cure MND. Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressing terminal neurological condition which affects the signals from your brain reaching ... read more..


Annual Audit of Constituency Activity

As he promised he’d do at the end of his first year representing the people of Argyll & Bute, Brendan O’Hara MP has undertaken an audit of his community engagement over the past 12 months to see h... read more..


Congratulations from MP on Colquhoun Square award

Local MP, Brendan O’Hara has welcomed the news that Helensburgh’ s Colquhoun Square is one of the winners of  the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland’s 2016 Awards announced at the pres... read more..

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