Bin collection day changes - Kishorn is only affected by the Wednesday 2nd January change to Saturday 5th.
News just in this evening - the world’s largest semi-submersible offshore drilling rig ‘Ocean Greatwhite’ is currently heading for Kishorn.
The 60,800t rig will be undergoing work at the Kishorn Port Ltd drydock to make it ready for a new North Sea drilling programme and is due to arrive in Kishorn at the end of December/start of January.
Alexander MacInnes (SNP) has been elected to the Highland Council after the Ward 5 communities went to the polls to vote in a new councillor.
The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Cllr Kate Stephen in October.
Alexander MacInnes will join fellow Ward 5 councillors Biz Campbell (Independent), Dr Ian Cockburn (SNP) and Derek Macleod (Scottish Conservatives) in representing one of the biggest council wards in the UK.
|| BY-ELECTION POLLING DAY ||
Thursday 6th December - Ward 5.
I would encourage everyone to go and use their vote tomorrow - if you want a change in the Highland Council then you must choose the candidate you think would best represent the area! Polling stations are open 7am until 10pm.
Voting is with numbers, ordering a candidate/candidates in order of your preference. For example, you could choose just one candidate and put a number ‘1’ next to their name leaving the other names blank. Or if you want to choose multiple candidates, number ‘1’ is your first choice, number ‘2’ is your second choice and so on.
Polling station for Kishorn is at Lochcarron Village Hall.
|| BY-ELECTION CANDIDATES ||
• Gavin Berkenheger - Scottish Conservative and Unionist
• Christopher Birt - Scottish Labour Party
• Irene Frances Brandt - Scottish Green Party
• Harry Christian - Scottish Libertarian Party
• Jean Davis - Independent
• Les Durance - UKIP Scotland
• Richard Greene - Independent
• Alexander MacInnes - Scottish National Party (SNP)
• George Scott - Scottish Liberal Democrats
Here are the arrangements for the re-opening of the A890 Stromeferry Bypass, after twelve weeks of disruption.
Kishorn Playing Field Club have been awarded £3000 from the Scottish Sea Farms ‘Heart of the Community’ Fund to purchase brand new all weather football goals, a new storage container for equipment and an upgraded first aid set up.
More info to follow!
The Selfie Box has been lit up in red for the Poppy Scotland Appeal 2018 in honour of those who fought in the First World War, and for those who have served or continue to serve in the Armed Forces.
We will remember them. 🌟
ANNOUNCED BY IAN BLACKFORD MP THIS MORNING:
STROMEFERRY BYPASS ROAD CLOSURE:
I am delighted to learn that following constructive talks, adjustments to operations at the site of the closure look likely to go ahead, in the expectation that this will ease the dreadful waiting times that we have consistently seen at the site.
Network Rail and the Office of Rail and Road, have agreed a new operations document for an alternative signalling system.
Installation of fixed signals and a magnet warning system is scheduled to begin in the next week barring any last minute hitches.
The new system will require trains to stop at a point adjacent to the site (points to be agreed). The train driver will communicate with the signaller who will then contact the site controller of site safety (coss). Trains will then proceed through the works when the signaller instructs the train.
The road rail bypass can then re-open when agreed by the coss/ signaller .
This will allow longer opening times based on the train schedule rather than the existing long token section.
This has the potential to be great news and work now must be put in place to make these plans a reality. I would like to put on record my gratitude to Network Rail for listening to concerns.
I am also aware, from the work that I have been involved in on this, that these changes would not be possible without the intervention of the Scottish Government's Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson MSP. I hope now that we can move forward from what has been an extremely trying situation for local communities.
⚠️ WEATHER WARNING: RAIN ⚠️
The Met Office have issued a YELLOW weather warning for rain and flooding from 1000 Sunday until Wednesday. Strong winds are also forecast for this week.
We are in for a very wet and windy couple of days..!