Argyll and Bute new policy guidance on advertising and signage

Argyll and Bute Council’s planning service has prepared new policy guidance on advertising and signage. This revised guidance was approved for public consultation at the November meeting of the Council’s Planning, Protective Services and Licensing Committee.
A copy of the policy document is  available to view or download from the Council’s web-site here:
The public consultation runs from Friday 2nd December 2016 until Friday 6th January 2017.
All comments should be submitted by e-mail to:
If you wish to submit comments in writing these should be sent to:
Argyll and Bute Council
Development Policy
1A Manse Brae
PA31 8RD
Please pass details of this consultation on to anyone you know in the business/tourism/leisure sectors who may have an interest in advertising and/or signage within our towns, villages and countryside.

Supporting our bees – help the government make the right decision

The government  is deciding whether to allow dangerous neonicotinoid pesticides back into our fields again.

Encourage Environment Minister Liz Truss to protect our bees

Last year  Liz Truss agreed to let farmers use these bee-harming pesticides – despite the overwhelming evidence that they’re toxic to bees.

The government has already rejected one request to use neonics again this year – but a second application has since been made.

LORN Permaculture courses 2016

Permaculture workshops
I have chatted to our workshop leader and he has space in his calendar to come over and lead us in some more courses.. so if you can fill in the options below and return to me, he and I can work out the what and when to suit as many as possible.
Courses I am interested in 
Introduction to Permaculture – one day 
Introduction to Permacullture – weekend 
Introduction to Forest Gardening – one day 
Introduction to Forest Gardening – weekend 
Introduction to Permaculture design – one day (will require some pre workshop homework, but does not require you to have a place to work on) 
Introduction to Permaculture design – weekend  (will require some pre workshop homework, but does not re sequire you to have a place to work on) 

Dates I can do .. or maybe (details would be useful – those you can or cannot)

June weekday
June weekends

late August weekday

late August weekend
September weekday
September weekends
October weekday
October weekends
November weekday
November weekends
December weekday
December weekends

as always the costs will be kept as affordable as possible respecting that our leader has to earn a living too .

LNHG midweek field trip, String of Lorn

Time: July 30, 2013 from 10am to 3pm
Location: NW of Dalavich
Event Type: natural history field trip
Organized By: Lorn Natural History Group
Event Description
Meet at the start of the String of Lorn footpath (the old drovers’ road) on the Loch Avich road at NM 938 153, opposite Lochavich House. Bring a packed lunch. We will follow the track to Loch na Sreinge where we will look for dragonflies and water plants including Awlwort, the underwater crucifer, which was recorded there in 1990. Lunch at the loch. Optional afternoon tea at the Wild Rowan cafe in Dalavich.