Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 15 September 2017

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


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Focus on:

Our Children, Their Future: We’ve a bold and ambitious vision for education in Argyll and Bute. Our new Annual Education Plan outlines the importance we place on providing the very best education for children and young people, and how we intend to deliver continued improvements in our schools. You can read more about our vision and also view our new strategy document.


Did you know?

Home front: It’s Scottish Housing Day 2017 next Thursday, 21 September, and we’re taking part with a number of housing advice sessions. Find out where and and the type of information and advice you can get at our drop-in days.



Changes on way for Dunoon: The town’s Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme is about to be officially launched. Find out more about how the project aims to breathe new life into the town centre by regenerating buildings in Argyll Street with our special events in Dunoon Burgh Hall.

Hail the sporting heroes: The winners of the 2017 Argyll and Bute Sports Awards have been announced. Eight individuals and a netball club have been honoured for their contribution to grassroots sport, as well as their sporting successes.

Beware of street sales: Trading Standards are warning residents to be wary of people selling goods from the back of vans in the street. There have been reports of sellers operating in the area – the message is: Be careful.

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Early years learning improvements: The number of hours of early learning and childcare available to families is due to increase from 600 to 1140 a year by August 2020. We’d like to know your thoughts on how this should be provided. Take our survey and let us know what’s best for you.

Procurement and Commissioning Strategy: We want to make sure we get best value for local residents. We are putting a strategy in place to achieve this through our procurement processes. Please read our plans and give us your views.

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.

Community councils: We are proposing some changes to the Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils. This sets out our mutual agreement with our 56 community councils to help them represent their communities as widely as possible.

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 that we employ a huge variety of professions, skills and experience. You can find out more here about opportunities to work with us.

Currently we have roles in primary and secondary teaching, administration, catering, social work, and various schools positions, including driver and pupil escorts and cleaners. Roles are available across Argyll and Bute.


Next edition

Our next news round-up will be issued on 22 September 2017.