WANTED: Live wire to head up potential Ardentinny hydro-power project

Ardentinny Community Council repeated its plea for a volunteer to research and possibly take forward a hydro power project for the village. The issue was raised at its bi-monthly meeting held after its AGM on 7 August, 2012. National Park Representative, David McKenzie stressed that the government and its agencies were fully supportive of such …

‘Procedures protect’

This was the quote made by Community Councillor Bill Williamson at Tuesday night's meeting of Ardentinny Community Council. He was quoting his late father-in-law, Walter Muir, who himself was the Community Council's first Minute Secretary. The context was a discussion regarding the need for Ardentinny Community Councillors to consider and bring to the table their …

Clyde bases plagued by nuclear safety flaws, says the MoD.

The Clyde bases that host Britain’s nuclear bombs and submarines are plagued by widespread safety flaws, according to an internal Ministry of Defence (MoD) report obtained by the Sunday Herald. Critics fear that the problems could trigger a major nuclear accident at Faslane or Coulport that would contaminate Glasgow with radioactivity. They say this would …

No warning of aerial spraying – again! (updated Aug. 1)

[HTML1] As local residents will have seen on Tuesday (26 July), a helicopter was spraying the hills above Ardentinny forest. A similar operation was carried out in August last year. At that time Russell Lamont, the FCS Environment Manager, assured us that the community would be advised of future spraying operations. Unfortunately this did not …