Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 19 January 2018

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: Work permits

 Employers across Argyll and Bute are being reminded that a work permit is required for all young people aged between 14 and 16 who work part-time whilst still at school.

Argyll and Bute Council is committed to the protection of children in employment, and has a number of byelaws which state the rules and regulations governing the employment of children – one of which is a valid work permit.

For more information, and to download an application form for the permit, visit the council website.

Did you know?

 Instagram: You can now follow Argyll and Bute Council on Instagram. The page is a great way to showcase what a great place Argyll and Bute is to love, work and visit. We’d love you to tag us in your photos using #abplace2b

Home energy grants: You could be eligible for a home energy grant. The programme is available to owner occupiers and private rented householders living in council tax bands A to C, and band D if your income is less than £20,000.



LiveArgyll event to commemorate 100 years of British women getting the vote: A Scottish woman who emigrated to America, is returning home to help commemorate the centenary of the first British women getting the vote.


Council website offers huge range of services:  Did you know that Argyll and Bute Council’s website not only contains lots of useful

information for our residents, businesses and visitors - it also offers a wide range of online services that make contacting the council quick and convenient.

Name the gritter: Our gritter teams have been working extra hard this week to help keep Argyll and Bute moving. This has led to some members of the public suggesting that we give our gritters names. There have been some great ideas so far including: Frost Fighter, Brad Grit, Gritty in Pink and Salt Disney. We’d love to hear your suggestions. Email us at


Work with us



Keep Campbeltown dry: A drop in event is being held next month to investigate the flood risk to Campbeltown.



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 teacher of home economics, clerical assistant, ferry operative, gardener and driver.


You can find out more at


Next edition


Our next news round-up will be issued on Friday 26 January 2018.