Districts – week 22 30.05.19

Want to read more?

We value our content and access to our full site is only available with a  subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device.  In addition, your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Just want to read one issue? No problem you can subscribe for just one week (or longer if you wish).

Already a subscriber?


Problems logging in and require
technical support? Click here
Subscribe Now

Plans for improved public toilets and an electric motorhome service point at Tarbet Visitor Centre have been approved.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority gave the green light for its own proposals, which also include alterations to the centre itself.

A report by planning officer Nicola Arnott recommended that the proposals were approved, and the park authority’s planning department has now done so.

Ms Arnott’s report said: ‘A small area of trees and vegetation exists between the proposed location and the loch and views from the loch will not be not be affected.

‘A small area of rhododendron may need to be removed during works and a condition is required for a landscaping plan to ensure appropriate compensatory planting should loss of vegetation occur.

‘It is recommended that planning permission is granted as it will upgrade and improve the existing facilities.

‘There will be no detrimental impact on visual amenity and important views and the proposal complies with the overarching policies.’


The NHS Scotland mobile breast screening unit is touring communities within Argyll and Bute in the coming months.

Women between the ages of 50 and 70 who are registered with Kyles Medical Centre, Tighnabruaich, will be invited to attend breast screening on the mobile breast screening unit. This will be located in the car park of Suzy’s Tea Room from June 17 to 21.

The mobile screening unit is equipped with state of the art breast X-ray (mammography) equipment and staffed by an experienced all-female team. NHS Highland would like to encourage all women who are invited for breast screening to take the opportunity.

For more information about breast screening visit:  https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/screening/breast/breast-screening or watch the Behind the Breast Screens video http://getcheckedearly.org/breast-cancer