CMAL announced on Tuesday that tenders had been invited by two shipyards in Turkey, one in Romania and one in Poland.
If you walk along the beach at the front of Loch Melfort Hotel, cross the rocks to the right and head to the natural pier that is where you will get your best view unless you have a drone, are passing on a paddleboard, kayak or similar and can get closer-up to the skerries where bathtub man sits enjoying a soak.
Skiffies rowed from Port Appin to Kilchoan on Ardnamurchan over the weekend covering over 40 miles to complete the last of the Argyll leg of the RowAround Scotland bid which is due to finish in September linking up 70 coastal rowing clubs.
Full details will be released in November, but racers are assured of a big day out to kick start the season.
Certain forms of commitment device are actions that will pay off again and again.
The 14-year-old was one of several West Highland Wheelers to take podium places at last weekends mountain bike double header on Fort William’s world class course.
Just as in real life the further back you stand from the subject the more breathtaking the view can become and Jonathan’s work is just the same.
A free outdoor screening of a documentary celebrating the awesome and destructive power of water will be shown at McCaig’s Tower in Oban as part of a nationwide festival of Scottish film
By all accounts, it was as hard as it sounds.
‘It is like the west of Scotland, but with huge ice streams between the peaks,’ said Professor Mark Inall of SAMS. ‘[The glacier] has retreated half the distance from Connel to Taynuilt, which is the distance I bike.’
A quartet of hardy seafarers paid a visit to the region recently to test the choppy West Coast waters ahead of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Challenge.
UHI Principal and Vice-chancellor Professor Tod Walker has apologised for apparently labelling some of the tuition provided through UHI as ‘vanity courses’. Many question the apparently disparaging criticism of some courses by the new Principal, and are asking whether Prof Walker’s views were known when he was appointed. Was he perhaps hired to oversee a fundamental overhaul of UHI courses?
Literary giants’ contribution to the birthplace of Scottish tourism to be celebrated with a landmark scenic tower and lookouts at Loch Katrine
Pictures of Taliban troops sporting abandoned American uniforms and American weapons must be among the most embarrassing images the US has ever had to endure. The thousands of people who are still in hiding, and in fear for their own and their families’ is reminiscent of the plight of the thousands of Highlanders evicted without compassion in the 19th century, many of whose ancestors across the world will be tuning in to the live streaming of the Royal National Mod next month.