Community Council Elections 26 April 2018

Community Council Elections are taking place for all Community Councils within the Argyll and Bute Area in April 2018. The formal Notice of Election will be advertised week beginning 5 March 2018. Nomination Packs are available here and from local Customer Service points and from the Returning Officer, Kilmory, Lochgilphead PA31 8RT. Please do not submit an application form until the opening of Nominations which is Tuesday 6 March.

Notice of Election

Bute and Cowal

Helensburgh and Lomond 

Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands 

Oban, Lorn and the Isles  

Further information

Revised Scheme of Establishment 2018

Revised Best Practice Agreement 2018


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The  Timetable  for the election sets out the key dates to be aware of.

The Nomination period will run from Tuesday 6 March to Thursday 22 March 2018 (closing date). Forms must be lodged with the Returning Officer by no later than 4.00pm on Thursday 22 March 2018.

If you wish to become a community councillor you must be a resident within the community council area and be on the Local Government Electoral Register. Phone 01586 555300 or e-mail: to get your Registration number or for Registration enquiries.

There are currently 56 Community Councils within Argyll and Bute, covering every geographical area from Cardross in the east to the islands in the west.

Community Councils are voluntary bodies which exist within a statutory framework and which have been granted statutory rights of consultation. The general purpose of a Community Council is to ascertain, co-ordinate an express the wider views of the entire community within its agreed boundaries. They can complement the role of the local authority but are not part of local government. Their role is to ascertain in an active way the views of their communities in terms of local issues, needs and wishes and to convey these views to Argyll and Bute Council.

If you are interested in standing for election, please contact the election office at