Rothesay Joint Campus

I have written before about the appalling mismanagement of this school in the period from around 2010/11 onwards until the then head teacher was removed, at long last. However, the current chief executive of the council, Cleland Sneddon, was overall in charge of education until he got the heid bummer’s post last year. He has… Continue reading Rothesay Joint Campus

“Behaviours” Part 4

I have just emailed councillors, senior officers and the press with the following: This again comes from the case papers relating to the complaint against me by Messrs Loudon, Sneddon, Milne and Hendry. The same preamble given in part 1 applies, ie I have used the word BLANK where the case papers were redacted. This… Continue reading “Behaviours” Part 4

“Behaviours” Part 3

I have just sent what follows to all councillors, senior officials and the press: The same preamble applies as outlined in “Behaviours” Part 1 issued on 17 March, ie all this comes from the case files in the failed complaint against me. Here is part 3 and it’s substantially more serious than parts 1 and… Continue reading “Behaviours” Part 3

“Behaviours” Part 2

The first instalment describing the behaviour of council officers was posted here. This is all material that I provided to the Commissioner for Ethical Standards during the failed complaint by the then 4 most senior council officers. My view was, and remains, that this was a deliberate attempt to shut me up. They hated (and… Continue reading “Behaviours” Part 2

Education Inspection Report

Education Scotland today released one of the worst ever inspection reports on an education service. You can read it all at this link: argyllbuteinea210317 If you want to see the summary assessment only, ie their assessment against the quality criteria, it’s as follows: Earlier today, the acting executive director covering education issued a quite extraordinary… Continue reading Education Inspection Report

“Behaviours”, Part 1

To complete the story about Calum McMillan, Audit Scotland has refused to look into the expenditure incurred by the council defending his claim. Further approaches have been made to Audit Scotland by myself and Michael Russell, but we doubt they will heed them. Anyway, I have just sent the following to all councillors, the 4… Continue reading “Behaviours”, Part 1

Rothesay Harbour, again

The previous posts on the goings on at Rothesay Harbour are to be found at these links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 The request for internal audit to investigate the council spend on defending the action by Calum McMillan is available again here: request-for-an-internal-investigation-into-the-possible-misuse-of-council-funds This straightforward request was rejected with the… Continue reading Rothesay Harbour, again

Rothesay Harbour, Part 4

I have published 3 posts on the story of Calum McMillan and Rothesay Harbour. These are to be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 As I made clear in Part 3, Calum McMillan had little choice but to abandon his claim given the potentially huge costs of going to a proof in the… Continue reading Rothesay Harbour, Part 4

Rothesay Harbour, continued

This is to continue with the saga of Calum McMillan and Rothesay Harbour. The 2 earlier posts on this are here and here. The long period of being banished from his home port of Rothesay cost Calum McMillan a lot of money. He had additional berthing fees at Ardrossan and then there was the time… Continue reading Rothesay Harbour, continued