The Oban Times & WEST HIGH­LAND TIMES

Es­tab­lished 1861 No 8216

The Oban Times - - News -

We was robbed. Would Ar­gyll and Bute’s bud­get cuts be as deep if we had been given more money in the first place?

The Oban Times re­ported the found­ing of Ar­gyll­shire County Coun­cil in 1890, its re­place­ment by Strath­clyde Re­gional Coun­cil in 1975 and Strath­clyde’s death in 1996.

A very strong case was made at the time that Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil did not re­ceive a fair share when the Strath­clyde spoils were di­vided. And we cer­tainly do not have an equal share of the Spe­cial Is­lands Needs Al­lowance. Irate par­ents are out­side Kil­mory be­fore coun­cil meet­ings as peo­ple fight for vi­tal ser­vices. A couple of years ago it was car­ers and pen­sion­ers. In­stead of fight­ing amongst our­selves why not join to­gether and fight for a bet­ter deal? Look at the map, look at our so­cial, eco­nomic and ge­o­graphic prob­lems; ev­ery­one likes to think they are a spe­cial case, but here in Ar­gyll we are. Hand over the cash.

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