Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 09 February 2018

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Focus on: Women making their mark in mechanics


Women are making their mark in the world of mechanics at Argyll and Bute Council.


Ashleigh Conner from Campbeltown and Kelly Crawford from Lochgilphead, beat off stiff competition from a high number of applicants to get the two HGV mechanic positions that were available.


The girls have just passed their trailer test and are preparing to start their four year college course in May. They are also planning to sit their HGV driving test later this year.


If you would like to consider becoming a mechanic with the Council, we have a position available (location negotiable). For further information visit:



Did you know?


Plan your journey: You can plan your journey in Argyll and Bute with ease on the council website? You’ll find a wide range of timetables for buses ferries, trains and planes, as well as handy area guides.

Oban Food Waste Prevention Week: Free training and events are on offer 5-9 March that will help local businesses reduce food waste and boost profits.


Student teachers encouraged to work in Argyll and Bute: Student teachers in Northern Ireland were encouraged to consider a teaching job in Argyll and Bute, when two representatives from the Council’s Education Team attended Stranmillis Careers Fair last week.

Argyll and Bute awards recognise youth achievements: The achievements of Argyll and Bute’s young people were recognised at a prestigious award ceremony in Helensburgh this week.

Council to host housing surgery: Argyll and Bute Council is hosting an event in Helensburgh next week, in partnership with Helensburgh Community Council, to enable members of the public to get information and advice on housing issues.

£5 - £27 million funding gap over next three years: “These are tough times for local government. Cuts to council funding continue. Change in how we support our area and our people must therefore continue. Difficult choices about the work of the council must continue.” Councillor Aileen Morton, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, has outlined the context in which the local authority must set its budget later this month.


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: Mechanic, senior accountant, head of education, assistant harbour master, health and social care support worker, airport firefighter, roads worker and active schools 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 16 February 2018.