Argyll and Bute Council news round up - 10th November 2017

Welcome to Argyll and Bute Council’s weekly news round-up. 

Thank you for reading it. If you have ideas on how we could make it more useful for you, we’d love to hear them. Please let us know by emailing 

Focus on: Our inspiring young people 

Inspiring us all: If you know a young person in Argyll and Bute, aged 11 to 26, who is truly inspirational, please tell us. The Argyll and Bute Awards celebrate the achievements of our young people and nominating someone you know couldn’t be easier. Nominate them today – closing date 17 November.

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Open for applications: Our Supporting Communities Fund launches on Monday. It’s open to community groups and third sector organisations and up to £2,500 is available per project. Members of the public will have the final say on which projects receive funding next April. Post your ideas, let people know more about your plans and apply.


Back to their best: A £2 million project to regenerate Inveraray’s most historic buildings is now complete. The last of five priority buildings, Arkland, has been returned to its former glory, joining the Town House, Chamberlain’s House, the Old Temperance Hotel and Relief Land in being transformed.

The Rolls-Royce of schools: Port Ellen Primary on Islay is in the final of this year’s prestigious Rolls-Royce Science Prize. The school has been working to develop children’s understanding and experience of engineering, specifically around renewable energy.

A taste of the best: Thousands of people got the chance to sample the cream of Argyll and Bute’s food and drink at the BBC Good Food Show in Glasgow. Nine different producers, from craft brewers to a chocolatier, exhibited their wares at the Flavours of Argyll and Bute pavilion, sponsored by the Council.

Bavaria bound: Young people from Argyll and Bute are planning an exchange visit next year to our twin area of Amberg-Sulzbach. It follows a successful revival of the exchange programme after a break of 20 years.

Good news for residents: We’re planning to build more than 760 affordable new homes over the next five years, working with our partners such as housing associations. Find out more about our plans and where the first phases of homes will be.


Local Development Plan (2): We are preparing our new Local Development Plan (LDP2), which will set out planning and development proposals for the next 10 years from 2020 and a vision for 20 years. You can have your say here.

Review of UK Parliamentary constituencies: The Boundary Commission of Scotland would welcome your views on the proposed new constituency areas which each MP will serve.

Community Learning and Development (CLD) plan: This plan allows members of the public to find out about the CLD work going on in communities around Argyll and Bute. The plan has a simple email feedback facility that can be used to contact the partnership. For more information go to and let us know what you think.

Your View Counts: Police Scotland wants your opinions on policing which will help shape how it operates in future. Please take part in this five-minute survey.


The Council delivers a wide range of services for our communities. This means we employ a huge variety of professions, skills and experience. You can find out more here about opportunities to work with us.

This week we have a wide range of vacancies including school crossing patrollers, catering assistant, refuse collector, principal primary school teacher, waste, fleet and infrastructure manager, clerical assistant, Gaelic childcare and education worker, primary head teacher, welfare rights officer and school technician. 

Next edition 

Our next news round-up will be issued on 17 November 2017.