Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 12 January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to Argyll and Bute Council’s weekly news round-up.  


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Focus on: Deadline for supporting communities bid

Community groups across Argyll and Bute are encouraged to submit applications for funding from Argyll and Bute Council’s Supporting Communities Fund.

Groups can apply for up to £2,500 per project or event. The closing date is Monday 22nd January 2018.

The Supporting Communities Fund programme is about helping to kick start new projects and events. Criteria for funding includes applications from parent councils and community councils

You can find out more on our website.


Did you know?

Help in keeping healthy: Flu, sore throats and stomach ache are just some of the health concerns you will find information about on NHS Inform.

Keeping safe at home: The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service offers free home fire safety visits.


Campbeltown Tenement Owner Survey: Do you own a tenement? If so, we want to know what matters most to you in keeping your building fit for use? Tenement owners in Campbeltown are encouraged to answer a survey to find out how common repairs are managed, and also have the chance to win a £50 shopping voucher.

Gaelic Education in Argyll and Bute:  Did you know that Argyll and Bute Council offers Gaelic Medium Education at seven of its primary schools.

Getting married in Argyll and Bute: Over 600 marriages are conducted by Argyll and Bute Council’s registrars each year – that’s almost two weddings every day!

Work with us



Review of the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils 2017 – your views are welcome on the amended Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils.

Conservation Area Appraisals - Easdale and Ellenabeich – the council has undertaken a full review of the Easdale and Ellenabeich Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans. We are looking for your views on the conservation areas and how development within the area can be managed.


The Council delivers a wide range of services for our communities. This means we employ a variety of professions, skills and experience.

This week our job opportunities include senior communications officer, IT engineer, school crossing patrollers, teachers, and admin support worker.


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Next edition

 Our next news round-up will be issued on Friday 12 January 2018.