Argyll and Bute Council news round up - 11th November 2016

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Focus on: Argyll and Bute’s talented young people

Three teams of secondary school pupils from Argyll and Bute battled it out against each other last week in the final of the Argyll College 2016 Field to Fork competition.

The competition was held as part of Argyll Enterprise Week and was designed to encourage senior pupils to cook with local produce and consider a career in the hospitality industry.

A team from Hermitage Academy and two from Tobermory High School put their creative, culinary ideas to the test but in the end it was Tobermory Team 1 who were announced the winners.

The team, made up of Torran Mealand, Fraser Mitchell and Gosha Rybczynska, served up Mull smoked haddock with a parsley sauce and Glengorm onion mash, followed by individual Glengorm carrot cakes topped with Isle of Mull crowdie icing.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Rory Colville said: “Well done to all the pupils who took part, especially the winning Tobermory team. All the menus sounded absolutely delicious and it’s no surprise that these three teams were selected as the finalists.

“There is so much talent in Argyll, as well as some of the finest food and drink in the world, so to see the two coming together is wonderful.”

The winning team received £100 for their school as well as a trophy.

Did you know?

Your business and the EU Referendum: Find out how the result of the EU Referendum could affect your business activities and what support is available.


Early Years Team shortlisted for award: Two Argyll and Bute Early Years projects have been shortlisted for prestigious awards in this year’s first ever Scottish Quality Improvement Awards.

Helensburgh Town Centre work shortlisted for award: The Council’s regeneration of Helensburgh’s Town Centre has been nominated for another award.

Revised Education Vision and Strategy for Argyll and Bute: A revised Education Vision and Strategy has been developed by Argyll and Bute Council’s Education Service to ensure that children and young people continue to achieve the best possible outcomes while responding to significant National and Local Policy.

New Oban Town Centre officially opened: Hundreds of people gathered in Oban’s newly renovated Station Square to mark the official opening of the renovated town centre, following the successful completion of Argyll and Bute Council’s multi-million pound improvement project.


Local development plan (2): Landowners and prospective developers are invited to put forward sites for development and potential inclusion in the Local Development Plan 2, for consideration by the planning authority

The 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.

Next edition

Our next news round-up will be issued on 18 November 2016.