News and events from around the Clyde sea lochs – use the comments function to have your say, or suggest new stories, email: , or get in touch via Twitter @LochsidePress or

The site is edited by Julian Calvert,  formerly a newspaper editor in England and Scotland, and was set up in 2012.

All material is © The Lochside Press and cannot be reproduced unless this site is credited, except for information relating to the search for Jamie Taggart, which is available free of charge for all news organisations.

The Lochside Press is a member of the the Independent Community News Network.

Comments on stories are welcome but they are moderated; for legal or ethical reasons they may on rare occasions need to be edited.

This site is regulated by IMPRESS; for more information on making a complaint, click here.


  1. I wonder whether a letter for the The Herald should be drafted highlighting the apparently incompetent process and lack of proper due diligence on the part of SPT. This to be ready for the 2nd April addition, or sooner, if notification is received that the new operator is unable to provide the new service on the start date. Councillor Freeman has a huge source of information for this exercise!!

    • A good idea, yes. Their transport correspondent covered the story back in January and might also be worth contacting – he’s on Twitter, @DamienHenderson

    • Harry, you do have a point; especially on ‘due diligence’ AND I KNOW YOUR COMMENT WAS A YEAR AGO.. Hmmmmm, maybe you are a ‘soothsayer. Make the ferry good and the wind farm go away.

Leave a Reply