News in brief – poison warning, pothole problems, event for Mary’s Meals

The poisonous plant, Hemlock Water Dropwort, has now been spotted on a beach in Rhu.hemlock leaves and roots

Recently seen in Cardross and on the Rosneath Peninsula, the plant can be deadly for dogs.

It has been seen growing on the beach near the Scottish Water sewage tank on the beach just south of Oakbank in Rhu – the plants had very few leaves, and the roots were almost buried in the shingle.

Heavy rain and frosts mean that drivers need to beware of potholes on the B833 Shore Road in Cove and

The hole pictured, on a blind bend near Cove Burgh Hall, is one of the largest to have emerged after recent bad weather..

Road problems can be reported on Argyll and Bute Council’s website here, while Which magazine and have advice on claiming compensation.

A coffee morning and table top sale for Mary’s Meals is being held this Saturday (March 21) from 10am to 12 noon.

Organised by Craigrownie Guild, the event in Cove Burgh Hall will include books, baking, and bric-a-brac stalls.