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AT THE latest meet­ing of Coll com­mu­nity coun­cil it was re­vealed that no money had been al­lo­cated to­wards im­prov­ing the is­land’s roads.

A copy of the ma­jor bud­gets had been sent to the sec­re­tary, who in­formed mem­bers that no cap­i­tal ex­pen­di­ture had been given to Coll. It was then agreed the com­mu­nity coun­cil should con­sider an ac­tion plan re­gard­ing the roads be­cause of the lack of cap­i­tal.

It was agreed to dis­cuss the mat­ter at the Septem­ber meet­ing of the group.

COLL com­mu­nity coun­cil again recorded con­cerns about pas­sen­gers be­ing left be­hind in Oban dur­ing the Tiree Mu­sic Fes­ti­val week­end, July 17-19.

The meet­ing heard: ‘The Tiree Mu­sic Fes­ti­val had caused some prob­lems, as in pre­vi­ous years. A let­ter had been writ­ten to Cale­do­nian MacBrayne.

‘The main point of the com­plaint was the way in which is­lan­ders had been treated at the Oban ter­mi­nal when two young is­lan­ders were stranded in Oban even though they had pre­sented them­selves at the board­ing gate in time, but were turned away be­cause the boat was full.’

Cus­tomer ser­vices had replied on be­half of the com­mer­cial di­rec­tor of­fer­ing com­pen­sa­tion and agreed that the sit­u­a­tion on the day had not been cor­rect.

NOT BE­ING in­cluded in Aryll and Bute coun­cil meet­ings that con­cern Coll was an is­sue raised at the latest com­mu­nity coun­cil meet­ing in Au­gust.

Rea­grd­ing the mid­dle pier on the is­land, the meet­ing heard: ‘A let­ter has been re­ceived from Pippa Milne [Ar­gyll and Bute coun­cil] with an apol­ogy that our pre­vi­ous let­ter had lain on some­one’s desk and had not been an­swered. She also stated that Ar­gyll and Bute had no plans to sub- con­tract or sell the pier. We have since learnt that a meet­ing was held re­gard­ing all small piers on Au­gust 13.’

The group agreed to write to the coun­cil ask­ing why it had not been in­vited and ask­ing for a tran­script of the meet­ing.

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