Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 16 February 2018

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Focus on: Pupils have fun learning


Pupils from Ardrishaig Primary School enjoyed a visit from Argyll and Bute Council’s infrastructure design and roads and amenities team who went along to the school to share their expertise.

 Primary five, six and seven pupils at Ardrishaig Primary are currently learning about bridge construction as part of a STEM Project (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

The council’s roads staff gave a presentation to pupils on bridges and created several models to bring the topic to life. The models allowed them to understand the design principles of several bridge types, as well as the experience of constructing and testing them.

The afternoon workshop gave the pupils hands on experience in constructing a culvert, a rope bridge, masonry arch bridge, reinforced concrete structure and cable-stayed bridge.

You can find out more on our website.


Did you know?


Every 11 minutes in Scotland someone is stopped for speeding: A Scottish Government campaign is urging everyone to slow down when driving, to keep safe and to keep your licence. You can find out more on


Dunoon regeneration takes another step forward: Plans to regenerate Dunoon town centre took another step forward this week when improvement work began on the town’s Kirk Brae and Argyll Street.

Volunteering event coming up: a free event, looking at volunteering for community benefit, takes place in Helensburgh on 16 March.


Work with us

We've a number of jobs this week – if they interest you, we'd love you to come to work for us.

They include: Head of Education, Customer Service Centre Agent, Mechanic, Admin Support, Roadworkers, Cleaner and Teachers.

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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. Consultation closes 19 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018.