Award winning council

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.


Excellence Awards

Excellence Awards 2016

Well done to our staff for all their hard work this year.


Argyll and Bute is top performing Scottish council for information technology

The Council is the top performing local authority for information technology in Scotland - according to the latest Socitm benchmarking results.

Argyll and Bute Council leads the way in IT cost efficiency

The Council has been recognised as sector-leading in its value-for-money approach to storing electronic data.


Helensburgh Town Centre Public Realm recognised with prestigious RIAS Award

The revitalised town centre public realm took home a prestigious Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Award.

Helensburgh town centre public realm scoops Scottish Design Award

Argyll and Bute Council’s Helensburgh public realm project won a Scottish Design Award.

Event to celebrate Campbeltown town centre regeneration hailed a ‘real success’

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.

Professional Development

Education support staff receive Professional Development Awards

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 Team gains national recognition

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 Welfare Group scoops best Scottish award

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.

Young Argyll and Bute man chosen to represent Scotland

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

Port Ellen blooms in national competition

An Argyll and Bute school had an exhibit on display at this year’s Gardening Scotland event after winning a national competition.

Top marks for council apprentices

Two apprentices from Argyll and Bute Council have become fully qualified HGV mechanics.

SFA success for two Argyll and Bute clubs

Two football clubs from Argyll and Bute were awarded the Scottish Football Association's standard award.

Helensburgh man wins national Young Scot 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.

Council apprentice wins Apprentice of the Year Award

A modern apprentice from Argyll and Bute Council has won the coveted Scottish Training Federation (STF) Apprentice of the Year Award.

Argyll and Bute Sports Awards winners are announced

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

Argyll and Bute primary crowned Scottish champion

A primary school in Argyll and Bute has been crowned the Scottish champion in this year’s Total Green School Awards.

Argyll and Bute makes Scottish Education Awards final

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 Argyll and Bute schools make national final

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

Argyll and Bute’s primary schools are gaining a reputation for being top of the class when it comes to technology based learning

Young people are solid gold winners with Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards 2015

Quality of life

Social workers highly respected for sheer professionalism

Argyll and Bute Council’s Children and Families service has won a cherished gold award at the prestigious annual CoSLA Excellence Awards

National award for Aquilibrium Team in Campbeltown


Argyll and Bute’s Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament recognised with national award 


Excellence in education

Cardross Primary School pupils impress judges

Education staff and schools finalists in national award

Council’s school meals staff receive national award

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

School charity song success in cyberspace

Kilmodan Primary School pupils tread the boards to drama success

Mull primary are winners in Finest Woods awards

Annie wins road safety calendar competition

Twenty Argyll and Bute Council Support Assistants received certificates for the Professional Development Award

Young people excel in Duke of Edinburgh Award

Pupils get green fingers with help of Scottish sea farms


Making more affordable housing available in Argyll and Bute

Silver award for work in bringing empty homes back to life

National award for local community resilience

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

Sports volunteers announced

Four sporty Argyll and Bute schools land gold awards


Campbeltown THI (Townscape Heritage Initiative) awarded Best Before and After empty property brought back to life