Argyll and Bute boasts people to be proud of!
Every day Argyll and Bute council employees are working hard to deliver services that contribute to all aspects of our communities’ lives.
From our pupils and teachers to our communities and partners, we are working together to award winning standards!
Here is news on just some of our achievements.
Well done to our staff for all their hard work this year.
The Council is the top performing local authority for information technology in Scotland - according to the latest Socitm benchmarking results.
The Council has been recognised as sector-leading in its value-for-money approach to storing electronic data.
The revitalised town centre public realm took home a prestigious Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Award.
Argyll and Bute Council’s Helensburgh public realm project won a Scottish Design Award.
Argyll and Bute Council held an extremely successful event to celebrate the success of Campbeltown’s Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) which has revitalised the town centre.
Education staff from across Argyll and Bute attended an awards ceremony to receive their SQA Professional Development Award in Education Support.
Argyll and Bute Council’s procurement practices have received a national endorsement after the Scottish Government’s Procurement and Commercial Improvement Programme assessment awarded a rating in the top band.
Argyll and Bute’s Welfare Reform Working Group (WRWG) won the best Scottish entry at the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV) Association Performance Awards – for Excellence in Partnership Working.
A young man from Argyll and Bute has been chosen to represent Scotland at this year’s Commonwealth Youth Parliament (CYP) in Canada.
Quality of Life
An Argyll and Bute school had an exhibit on display at this year’s Gardening Scotland event after winning a national competition.
Two apprentices from Argyll and Bute Council have become fully qualified HGV mechanics.
Two football clubs from Argyll and Bute were awarded the Scottish Football Association's standard award.
Former Hermitage Academy pupil, Gordon Reid fought off hundreds of entries to get to the final - before being crowned the 2016 winner - of a sought-after sports accolade at this year's prestigious Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards.
Keira Rutherford, a pupil at Rothesay Joint Campus, was shortlisted for an Unsung Hero Award.
A modern apprentice from Argyll and Bute Council has won the coveted Scottish Training Federation (STF) Apprentice of the Year Award.
The Argyll and Bute Sports Awards took place on Friday (9th Sept) and a number of local sporting heroes were awarded for their commitment to sport.
Excellence in Education
A primary school in Argyll and Bute has been crowned the Scottish champion in this year’s Total Green School Awards.
Two schools and an educational supporter from Argyll and Bute beat off stiff competition from across Scotland to be selected as finalists at this year’s Scottish Education Awards.
Two projects in Argyll and Bute were shortlisted for the Royal British Legion Scotland's 2016 Schools Award.
Excellence in education
Argyll and Bute school takes on the UK and wins in the Kodu Cup, Microsoft's computer programming competition
Quality of life
Argyll and Bute Council’s Children and Families service has won a cherished gold award at the prestigious annual CoSLA Excellence Awards
Excellence in education
Kilcreggan Primary School, a rural school with 78 pupils, has been recognised at national level as an example of best practice in the field of PE Disability Inclusion Training
Sector leading website - our website has been ranked one of the top 20 local government websites in Britain, one of only three in Scotland!
Building healthy communities
Campbeltown THI (Townscape Heritage Initiative) awarded Best Before and After empty property brought back to life