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The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

There was con­sid­er­able com­ment in re­sponse to Oban Times colum­nist Martin Laing crit­i­cis­ing Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil for the de­ci­sion to ap­prove an oil de­pot at Ledaig, close to Oban Air­port and a trav­ellers’ site.

Craig Somerville ques­tioned: ‘ What about the oil de­pot on the pier in Oban. It is right next door to a ferry ter­mi­nal, rail­way sta­tion and nu­mer­ous restau­rants. Or Con­nel, next to a large ho­tel and rail­way sta­tion. It seems some peo­ple don’t want em­ploy­ment

op­por­tu­ni­ties or fair com­pe­ti­tion. Or is it just one or two peo­ple stir­ring it up for their own ends.’

Alan Dun­can-Smith agreed: ‘ Ex­actly Craig. Maybe the coun­cil­lors could use the phrase ‘blast area’ a few more times – this is heat­ing oil, not dy­na­mite. Thou­sands of homes in Ar­gyll have smaller oil tanks right next to their houses with­out hav­ing to be aware of their ‘blast area’. No won­der the trav­ellers are wor­ried with this sort of non­sense go­ing about.’

Jean Camp­bell posted: ‘It’s un­fair to say these things about peo­ple with­out foun­da­tion, though ad­mit­tedly plan­ners and plan­ning- com­mit­tees are an ob­vi­ous easy tar­get (like traf­fic war­dens). Please stop re­cy­cling rab­bler­ous­ing po­lit­i­cal state­ments as news. It’s near­ing lo­cal elec­tion time so there will be plenty of rhetoric to go round with­out it be­ing the front page head­line; fac­tual items please Oban Times!’

David Banks com­mented: ‘Do you know that if you throw a lit match into a bowl of heat­ing oil or diesel it will put the match out !!!!’

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