Welcome to the February Voice. We have our usual mix of local, national and international news, views and issues, which we hope you will find interesting, informative and enjoyable. We also report on the sad loss of the Nancy Glen in Loch Fyne.

This is my last Voice as editor, and I would like to introduce Elsa Rodeck, who will be taking over as from the March edition. I am sure the Voice will be in capable hands and that Elsa will continue the tradition of committed green and radical reporting that makes the Voice special. If you would like to contribute to the Voice in the coming months, please do get in touch.

Alan Bellamy