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CalMac takes over ferry route
The tender process for the Dunoon-Gourock ferry service has been cancelled and the running of the service is to be taken over by CalMac as part of its Hebrides and Clyde tender as of January 21.
Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell said: ‘This decision will provide much needed long-term stability for the route and contains a commitment to look for improvements to the service and find new passengers. It also seeks to address infrastructure needs and I will press for those decisions to be made as soon as possible.’
Menzies is in demand
Within a month of launching its pioneering Highland Parcels (www.highlandparcels.com) delivery service, Menzies Distribution is seeing strong demand from consumers and businesses.
The company’s approach to deliveries – including its fairer delivery charges campaign – has also been commended by Scotland’s Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Jamie Hepburn.
Council wins praise
Financial management within Argyll and Bute Council is effective with a budget process focused on the council’s priorities. That was one of the findings of the 2017/18 Annual Audit Report undertaken by Audit Scotland which went before the full council on Thursday November 29.
The report further noted the council has appropriate governance and accountability arrangements in place that support the scrutiny of its decisions and it conducts business in an increasingly open and transparent manner.