Save the Gauldrons Public Meeting

Taken directly from the Save the Gauldrons event page

CRITICAL PUBLIC MEETING – PLEASE ATTEND

 

Wednesday 17th January is a critical day in determining if the beautiful bay and wild life habitat of the Gauldrons is to be surrendered for industrial development to Marine Harvest’ or left as designated countryside for the community, visitors and wildlife to enjoy forever.

Gauldrons Bay Sunset

At 10.30am on that day in the Victoria Halls the council’s Planning, Protective Services and Licensing Committee, will hold a Pre-Determination Hearing in advance of determining the unwarranted Marine Harvest application.

The Gauldrons before and after Marine Harvest. from Bob Miller on Vimeo.

The documents relating the meeting should be available on the council website from the 12th of January. However the matter is clear, the Gauldrons is designated countryside with immense heritage, environmental and social wellbeing value. To concrete it over with an onshore fishfarm three times the size of the current eyesore at Lossit Point Marine Harvest have to show exceptional reasons. There are none, instead MH have concocted an unsubstantiated set of assertions, assumptions and half truths that have been systematically dismantled by Save The Gauldrons over the past 2 years. This capped by the revelation that MH are already building an equivalent facility on a brownfield site in Anglesey that is big enough to supply their needs for cleaner wrasse.

Yet still MH are persisting with this baleful application because their management culture cannot countenance a local community standing up to protect a precious coastal resource that they wish to exploit for profit. So it is imperative that as many people as possible who treasure the Gauldrons come along to the public meeting and show the Committee that this decision matters hugely, both now, for future generations and for other coastal sites that are at risk of exploitation.

If you can come along on the 17th, a weekday, please attend and help Save the Gauldrons and make Marine Harvest live up to their vaunted but hollow environmental credentials by spending more to develop on a brownfield site. If you live in Machrihanish or use Machrihanish beach come along along and hear MH defend their plans to pump chemical and biocide effluent direct into the bay North of the old lifeboat house from a pipeline almost as long as the one they say they cannot build out from MACC. Community, heritage and habitat before profit.
https://johnfinnie.scot/2016/05/18/save-the-gauldrons/

Gauldrons Bay , Machrihanish, Kintyre

A Fantastic Chance To Exchange From London To Kintyre!

If you fancy upping sticks and escaping to the beautiful Western Coast Of Scotland, here is your chance!

Original Ad here

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Looking for a council / HA house exchange.

I have a lovely 3 bed (2 double, 1 single) house on the west coast of Kintyre, Scotland in a small, quiet, rural village between the towns of Tarbert and Campbeltown with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean and the Islands of Gigha, Cara and Islay from the house.

Beaches and beautiful scenic walks all around.

It is a popular place with surfers and tourists. There is a village shop and a small cafe.

You can also get the ferry from the village to the lovely Island of Gigha and a ferry a few miles down the road which takes you to Islay where you can also travel onto the Island of Jura.

We love living here but we have to move to be closer to my husband’s elderly parents.

We are looking for a 3 bed house in the South of England, with easy access to London. Would love a pretty village but would also consider some areas of London. We would be looking to move around May/June 2018, maybe before for the right property.

Looking for a council / HA house exchange. I have a lovely 3 bed (2 double, 1 single) house on the west coast of Kintyre, Scotland in a small, quiet, rural village between the towns of Tarbert and Campbeltown with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean and the Islands of Gigha, Cara and Islay from the house. Beaches and beautiful scenic walks all around. It is a popular place with surfers and tourists. There is a village shop and a small cafe. You can also get the ferry from the village to the lovely Island of Gigha and a ferry a few miles down the road which takes you to Islay where you can also travel onto the Island of Jura. We love living here but we have to move to be closer to my husband’s elderly parents. We are looking for a 3 bed house in the South of England, with easy access to London. Would love a pretty village but would also consider some areas of London. We would be looking to move around May/June 2018, maybe before for the right property.

Source: Lovely 3 bed house with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean Swap in Tarbert, Argyll | Preloved

The Gauldrons Machrihanish

WalkHighlands covers this stunning walk offering detailed information on their site.

This short walk explores the coastline to the west of the stunningly situated village of Machrihanish. There are good sandy beaches, superb views across to Rathlinn island and Ireland, and great bird-watching opportunities.

The Gauldrons (“Innean nan Gailleann” – Innean or Bay of Storms) A couple of books by local authors describe the area beautifully…..the books describe the areas from different points of view, sometimes historical at others poetical but at all times very informative

Source: The Gauldrons | Machrihanish Online

Fèis an Tairbeirt – Music Technology for Young Musicians

We would use any potential funding to help buy equipment and hire tutors to run specific Music Technology workshops for our secondary school age participants. We would look to offer opportunities for students to take their music making into a different area with guidance from specialists in their field. Our aim would be to inspire an age group that often drifts away from music participation by engaging them in how to apply new technologies to their own creative practice.

Upvote and add your voice here

Visit http://www.feisantairbeirt.com/

 

Supporting Communities Fund

Argyll and Bute Council is changing how it distributes its grants to local community groups and third sector organisations, giving local communities more of a direct say in how the funding is allocated.

The fund is open to community groups including community councils and parent councils.

Projects can receive up to a maximum of £2,500.

A website has been created specifically for the fund: www.abpb.co.uk

Groups are encouraged to post their ideas for projects between now and 22 December 2017, to let their communities know what they would do with the money and how it would benefit the area. The ideas website allows people to see the ideas being proposed, ask questions to find out more, offer suggestions to help shape the ideas and provide feedback to groups before they submit a funding application.

This year, applications will be decided by participatory budgeting. This means that officers will score applications and recommend a list to councillors who will agree which projects will go forward to a public vote. Members of the public will have the final say on which projects receive funding through a vote in April 2018.

If you would like to apply to the fund, visit www.abpb.co.uk to post your idea.

The fund is split between the four Area Committee areas – Bute and Cowal, Helensburgh and Lomond, Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands, and Oban, Lorn and the Isles.

A step by step guide to posting an idea on the site is can be found at www.abpb.co.uk and the Council’s Community Development Officers will be able to help anyone who needs support to post an idea or use the site. The Community Development Team can be contacted by email communitydevelopment@argyll-bute.gov.uk or by calling 01369 708669.

Tarbert Village Hall – Going Digital

Tarbert Village Hall would like to modernise the way in which users can access the hall, making it more accessible through the development of a dedicated mobile responsive website with integrated online booking system. This way users can easily see when the hall is available to book and book directly. The system would also allow people to see what is happening in the hall if it is an open event that is listed, therefore also acting as advertising platform for community events.

Click here to upvote Tarbert Village Hall

Supporting Communities Fund

Argyll and Bute Council is changing how it distributes its grants to local community groups and third sector organisations, giving local communities more of a direct say in how the funding is allocated.

The fund is open to community groups including community councils and parent councils.

Projects can receive up to a maximum of £2,500.

A website has been created specifically for the fund: www.abpb.co.uk

Groups are encouraged to post their ideas for projects between now and 22 December 2017, to let their communities know what they would do with the money and how it would benefit the area. The ideas website allows people to see the ideas being proposed, ask questions to find out more, offer suggestions to help shape the ideas and provide feedback to groups before they submit a funding application.

This year, applications will be decided by participatory budgeting. This means that officers will score applications and recommend a list to councillors who will agree which projects will go forward to a public vote. Members of the public will have the final say on which projects receive funding through a vote in April 2018.

If you would like to apply to the fund, visit www.abpb.co.uk to post your idea.

The fund is split between the four Area Committee areas – Bute and Cowal, Helensburgh and Lomond, Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands, and Oban, Lorn and the Isles.

A step by step guide to posting an idea on the site is can be found at www.abpb.co.uk and the Council’s Community Development Officers will be able to help anyone who needs support to post an idea or use the site. The Community Development Team can be contacted by email communitydevelopment@argyll-bute.gov.uk or by calling 01369 708669.

Debate A Community Archaeological Dig!

Tarbert – Our Castle of Kings

 Visit Here to vote for Tarbert castle, add your opinion, pictures or just vote it up by clicking the heart as shown below.

Tarbert, Castle, Dig, Historical

To carry out a Community Archaeological dig at Tarbert Castle involving community volunteers and school children from mid Argyll. We will be working in partnership with the archaeologist and education department of Kilmartin Museum as well as schools throughout the area to further explore the structure and history of our community owned and maintained Royal Castle.

Supporting Communities Fund

Argyll and Bute Council is changing how it distributes its grants to local community groups and third sector organisations, giving local communities more of a direct say in how the funding is allocated.

The fund is open to community groups including community councils and parent councils.

Projects can receive up to a maximum of £2,500.

A website has been created specifically for the fund: www.abpb.co.uk

Groups are encouraged to post their ideas for projects between now and 22 December 2017, to let their communities know what they would do with the money and how it would benefit the area. The ideas website allows people to see the ideas being proposed, ask questions to find out more, offer suggestions to help shape the ideas and provide feedback to groups before they submit a funding application.

This year, applications will be decided by participatory budgeting. This means that officers will score applications and recommend a list to councillors who will agree which projects will go forward to a public vote. Members of the public will have the final say on which projects receive funding through a vote in April 2018.

If you would like to apply to the fund, visit www.abpb.co.uk to post your idea.

The fund is split between the four Area Committee areas – Bute and Cowal, Helensburgh and Lomond, Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands, and Oban, Lorn and the Isles.

A step by step guide to posting an idea on the site is can be found at www.abpb.co.uk and the Council’s Community Development Officers will be able to help anyone who needs support to post an idea or use the site. The Community Development Team can be contacted by email communitydevelopment@argyll-bute.gov.uk or by calling 01369 708669.

Citizen participation application

Source: Your Priorities