A POTTED HISTORY OF CASTLE TOWARD ESTATE: PART 2

This part of the story has already been made public so the links below take the reader to the For Argyll site. They published this in January 2014.

http://forargyll.com/2014/01/councillor-speaks-directly-on-castle-toward-actual-reality-and-argyll-and-bute-council/

The story in the link above was provided to Audit Scotland directly in March 2014. I made the following statement to Audit Scotland. The part 1 referred to below is the above link.

In part 1 there is a redacted version of a list of questions I gave Sally Loudon in August 2012, none of which she has replied to. In it there are clear indications of officers trying to mislead not just elected members but the council itself; of half-truths being told, of information being omitted and of attempts to get the council leader to put his name to correspondence that was mostly a fabrication. The full version of that was sent to your auditors last year. They appear to have ignored this. Why?

The sad fact is Audit Scotland would not investigate the allegations made in this piece nor in another piece also published in For Argyll later in January 2014. This can be found at:

http://forargyll.com/2014/01/councillor-on-the-record-with-part-ii-on-castle-toward-actual-reality-and-argyll-and-bute-council/

UPDATE 29 APRIL 2015

I was reminded today by someone about another article on For Argyll that concerns Audit Scotland and Argyll & Bute Council. This relates directly to Castle Toward and makes for interesting reading. Whether it’s true or not is for you to decide.

http://forargyll.com/2014/01/was-there-choreography-between-ceo-and-audit-scotland-on-castle-toward/

There will be more on the Castle Toward saga in the next few days.

Author: Michael Breslin

I am no longer a councillor with Argyll & Bute Council but given the appalling treatment I got from the senior officers and a few elected members, I plan to continue keeping an eye on what the council is doing.