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NÀDAIR THIRIODH – TIREE RANGER SERVICE

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How quickly a month passes by as Tiree Ranger and a busy one it has been. The Tiree Wave Kite Masters was a huge success, but I must say a personal thanks to the BKSA organisers of the event who were in touch beforehand for information on protecting the local environment and ensuring their competitors… »

Argyll Array Project Update 17 October 2011

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Offshore wind careers evening There was a good turnout at the careers evening organised by SPR at the end of last month. There were brief talks from two SPR Operations and Maintenance managers and also from a work boat operator, who had travelled from the Netherlands especially for the event. The Careers Service gave their… »

Argyll Array Project Update 15 September 2011

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Below are responses to the last of the points made at the Public Information Day held in late June. Only one or two of the comments made have not now been responded to.I will look at these in the next update. Concern about effects on tourism and lack of formal contact with representatives of tourism… »

ARGYLL ARRAY PROJECT UPDATE No.6-APRIL 2011

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Community Information Day The ScottishPower Renewables Community information Day will be held on Tuesday 28th June in An Talla. The Project Team will be available to give information and hear your views between 2.00pm and 6.30pm with refreshments available. The Project Team will be joined by a number of specialists from Scottish Power Renewables who… »

Beetle Bonanza and Bumblebee Safari’s

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Coll and Tiree provided a ‘hive’ of activity, with experts converging on the islands during National Insect Week. Visitors included Bob Dawson representing the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and a group of four entomologists; including Darren Mann (Oxford University Museum of Natural History), Geoff Hancock (Hunterian Museum, Glasgow), Garth Foster (Aquatic Coleoptera Conservation Trust) and Jeanne… »

MOTOR HOME OVERNIGHT PARKING SITES ON TIREE

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After public consultation, the votes are in on implementing a scheme for motor homes/campervans visiting Tiree, which would ensure that the number of these vehicles arriving on the Island would be restricted to the number of overnight parking sites available for them. The public vote found an overwhelming majority in favour of this scheme. The… »

Destruction of Caoles Dunes

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An Tirisdeach finally went to Caoles to find out what all the brouhaha was all about regarding the dunes at Caoles. Indeed, it is a shocking sight to behold. The sand in the picture is not a beach, but where the marram grass used to be. The 9,000 year old dunes were destroyed in the… »

Community Wind Turbine Update

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Work is progressing well at the Ruaig site. Stage 1 (Access Road and Crane Pad) has been successfully completed by Agrimarine. Stage 2 (Foundation Base) is now in progress. In simple terms, this stage consists of digging out a large hole, fabricating a metal frame, and pouring a large amount of concrete. The end result,… »