Scottish Labour, ward four
As a student-aged councillor, my goal would be to make Oban and the Isles a forward-looking area, where young people want to stay, and people come from around the world to visit, study and work. To do this, I would aim to: Protect the economy: this means working with local schools and colleges to make sure that suitable training is available to equip the workforce of the future.
This also means supporting local businesses both in Oban and on the isles to ensure that they can continue to grow.
Preserve the environment: the beautiful natural environment is a major benefit to local people, and is also the cornerstone of the important tourism sector. From keeping the streets clean, to protecting local beauty spots, I will make maintaining a healthy natural environment a key priority.
Joined up thinking: Oban is growing and, with the RET, the islands are busier than ever. For this development to be sustainable, investment in housing, roads and public services must be considered in a holistic way.
Most importantly, I will listen to you, the public. A strong link between the community and councillors is vital, and I will work hard to make myself accessible to all.