Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 2 March 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: the weather 

Heavy snowfall and high winds have had a huge impact across the country this week. Here at Argyll and Bute Council we are working round the clock to help keep people safe.


Our roads staff have been battling extreme weather conditions to clear the routes that are most used, and will continue to do so over the weekend. We have also been working with our colleagues in Police Scotland to help free cars that have become stuck and have assisted the ambulance service in getting people to hospital. You can find out more about our winter maintenance work on our website:

Police Scotland urge everyone to take care when travelling and information that will help you plan any journeys you have to make is also available on our ‘check before you go’ page.

Service disruptions

The weather is also having an impact elsewhere in the council. You will find information about disruptions to other services on our website.

In conditions like these we are all encouraged to look out for our neighbours. We know that Argyll and Bute has real community spirit and there are unsung heroes out there who have been going above and beyond to help those in need during the last couple of days. Sincerest thanks for all your efforts.


Did you know?

Childcare registration week: Children born between 1st March 2015and 29th February 2016are eligible for free Early Learning and Childcare from August 2018. Registration week will take place week beginning Monday 5th March 2018.


Furniture sales raise fund: A total of £1,710 has been raised following the sale of furniture from Campbeltown Town Hall and the Municipal Buildings in Helensburgh.  

But, it's not too late if you would like to get yours hands on some of these unique items as all un-sold furniture will be going under the hammer at McTears Auctions in Glasgow on Friday 16 March.

Drumlemble is awarded fourth green flag:Drumlemble Primary School has scooped its fourth Eco-Schools Green Flag. Run by Keep Scotland Beautiful, Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and encourages young people to take steps to ensure that we look after our environment. 

Work with us

We've a range of jobs on offer this week - if you're interested we'd love you to come work for us.

They include primary teachers, secondary teachers (various subjects), team leader, finance clerical assistant and social care worker.Find out more on My Job Scotland.


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 9 March 2018.