Alis­ter MacDougall

In­de­pen­dent, ward four

The Oban Times - - News -

I am not af­fil­i­ated to any po­lit­i­cal groups. I have served the ward for the past five years on the rul­ing ad­min­is­tra­tion group. I am cur­rently the pol­icy lead for trans­porta­tion (strate­gic, lo­cal, fer­ries, piers, har­bours and air­ports).

In this time I have served on a num­ber of com­mit­tees: Oban Lorn and the Isles area com­mit­tee and com­mu­nity plan­ning group, the pol­icy and re­sources com­mit­tee, the en­vi­ron­ment, de­vel­op­ment and in­fra­struc­ture com­mit­tee, Ar­gyll and Bute Har­bour Board, plan­ning, pro­tec­tive ser­vices and li­cens­ing com­mit­tee.

I have also been the coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tive on the fol­low­ing groups: A83 Task Force, Na­tional Net­work for Gaelic Re­search con­sul­ta­tive com­mit­tee, Ar­gyll Ferry Users’ Group and HITRANS. Prior to 2007, I was the coun­cil­lor for Mull and Iona and I was chair­man of the Oban, Lorn and the Isles area com­mit­tee.

I will press to con­tinue to im­prove the life­line ferry ser­vices to the is­lands as these also pro­vide a lot of work in the Oban area. I will also try to en­sure el­derly folk al­ways get fair treat­ment, and sup­port the com­mu­nity in tack­ling sub­stance abuse that claims so many lives.

I will sup­port the young get­ting a bet­ter ed­u­ca­tion and jobs to let them re­main in their home ar­eas.

I hope you vote num­ber one against my name.

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