Archive for the ‘transport’ Category

pics from Oban Airport last weekend

Sounds like folks had fun last weekend visiting the airport at Connel. Airshow forum link lots of fun pics and nice comments

September 14, 2010   Posted in: transport  No Comments

Road partially closed at A83 – the Rest

from For Argyll site http://forargyll.com/2010/09/a83-partially-blocked-by-landslide/ A new landslide has partially blocked the A83 between the A 814 junction at Arrochar and the A819 junction at Inveraray. nothing on Travel Scotland site as yet. Seems like traffic is moving but on traffic lights.

September 14, 2010   Posted in: Roads, transport  No Comments

Bonawe Quarry Notice of extra activity from 11th July 2010

Bonawe Quarry Notice of extra activity The quarry is involved in the work to resurface the road at Barcaldine this coming week. This means that from Sunday night – 11th July 2010 – there will be heavy goods vehicle activity on the Bonawe Road and Glen Salloch outwith normal hours. Ennstone Thistle say “This is […]

July 8, 2010   Posted in: Community, transport  No Comments

Airport at Connel, open again

Well done to the lads from Flit – who have successfully, and hopefully, gently, lifted the stranded Piper Arrow back up on to her wheels so she could be towed off the runway allowing normal service to resume at Oban Airport. Image shown is of a similar aircraft from Wikipedia

June 21, 2010   Posted in: North Connel, oban, transport  No Comments

Barcaldine upcoming road closure

There seems to be considerable confusion about when the proposed night-time road closure, to resurface the road, will be taking place at Barcaldine . As a per our earlier report Transerv intended to close the road from 9 pm to 6 pm from the 27th June for up to two weeks. However the Community Council have asked […]

June 21, 2010   Posted in: Barcaldine, Community Council, transport  No Comments

Sustrans – Caledonia way – meeting – Tues 15th June

All are welcome to a meeting with the engineers of Sustrans to bring us up to date with activity along the cycle route from Oban to Fort William – concentrating on the Connel, Ardchattan, and Appin section. Come along to the Sealife Centre, Barcaldine, at 6.30 pm for a background flyer – click here

June 11, 2010   Posted in: Barcaldine, Benderloch, Community, Community Council, Creran, North Connel, sustainability, transport  No Comments

Benderloch Pipe burst again

It seems that our geriatric water pipes cannot stand the heavy pounding traffic diverted from the A85 by Train crash. A second burst is being fixed just now, a little along from yesterdays.  The contractors said that it should all be fixed by mid afternoon. But it may not be our last with all this […]

June 11, 2010   Posted in: Benderloch, transport  One Comment

Proposed 2 weeks closure of Barcaldine road from 27th June 2010

TranServ Scotland is planning to close the A828 Connel to Ballachulish road to all traffic at Barcaldine from 8pm to 6am commencing 27th June for around two weeks – excepting weekends. The reason for the closure is to allow resurfacing to take place in the Sutherland’s Grove area for a distance of 1.3km. The carriageway […]

May 25, 2010   Posted in: Barcaldine, Benderloch, Community Council, Industry, transport  No Comments

Local Development Plan – Ardchattan needs YOU !

What are YOUR personal priorities for the place you live in ? Argyll and Bute are starting a long period of consultation with us all to find out what we want and need in our local communities. The LDP website is here If we want them to prioritise the money in the right places for […]

March 10, 2010   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Barcaldine, Benderloch, Bonawe, Community, Community Council, Creran, Elderly, Environment, North Connel, Renewable Energy, Roads, sustainability, transport  No Comments

Sustainability : Waste less

If we can all do something to reduce the waste we produce, we will be making a small step towards a more sustainable community. It means there is less energy used to make replacements, and less pollution of the environment to get rid of the waste.

March 6, 2010   Posted in: Community, Environment, food and drink, Renewable Energy, sustainability, Transition, transport  No Comments