Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 02 February 2018

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Focus on: new primary school for Dunoon pupils


"We are committed to ensuring our children have the best possible start in life and are ready to succeed. As we gather here today, it is quite clear that this school is going a long way to contributing towards that.”

These were the words of Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, at the official opening of Kirn Primary School on Wednesday (31 January).

The new school is one of Argyll and Bute Council’s flagship school projects and has been delivered in partnership with hub North Scotland Ltd and the Scottish Futures Trust through the Scottish Government’s Schools for the Future Programme.

You can find more information on our website, about our new primary school and about our education service.


Did you know?


Oban airport: regular flights go to Coll, Tiree, Colonsay and Islay from the council’s Oban and the Isles airport.


Bid to deliver job-finding service: Help in finding work was on the agenda when the Council met this week. Councillors approved a funding bid to Skills Development Scotland (SDS), to provide a service in 2018/19 that would help long-term unemployed people to find jobs

Work to start on new park and ride car park: Work to create a new park and ride car park in Helensburgh will start next week. The car park will be built on the former Gasometer site in Grant Street, and will have a total of 53 spaces.


Outdoor museum: Funding is available  for the development of artworks for Helensburgh’s Outdoor Museum.

Nancy Glen campaign: Heartfelt sympathy is extended to the families of the Tarbert fishermen Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk


Work with us

We've a number of new jobs this week – if they interest you, we'd love you to come to work for us.

They include: Estates surveyor, classroom assistant, modern apprentice (business and administration), senior IT engineer, team leader and strategic co-ordinator.

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Gaelic language plan: The Plan sets out how the council, in partnership with other organisations, will support residents who see Gaelic as a major part of their daily lives.

Easdale and Ellenabeich Conservation Area Appraisals: We would like to hear your views on how development in these areas can be best managed.

Next edition


Our next news round-up will be issued on Friday 9 February 2018.