Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 20 October 2017

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

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Argyll Enterprise Week is taking place in towns across Argyll and Bute between Monday, 6 and Friday, 10 November 2017. The free workshops, covering funding, exporting, food and drink, tourism and working digitally are designed to connect, support and inform businesses.

The event is organised jointly by Argyll and Bute Council’s Business Gateway Team and Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE) in collaboration with the local business community.

This year, the reach of the workshps and the opportunity for networking has increased. Importantly, you can hear from people who have made a real success of their business in Argyll and Bute.

You can book a place here .

Did you know?

Wild about Argyll : A tourism marketing campaign designed to raise the profile of Argyll and the Isles has captured global attention. You can find out why here.


The Country Council - last night saw the first of three episodes of BBC Scotland’s ‘The Country Council’ on BBC1.

As well as stunning shots of Argyll and Bute, the programme provides an insight into the every-day challenges our employees face in their work to help our residents and communities. We took the opportunity to appear in the series to showcase Argyll and Bute as a great place to live, learn, work and do business, and, at a time of particular challenge, to highlight the vital role of councils and our partners in people’s lives.

Shellfish toxins update : A number of shellfish areas where raised levels of algal toxins were found, have returned to normal. We regularly monitor shellfish areas to ensure the quality of Argyll and Bute’s shellfish remains high.

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Local Development Plan (2): we are preparing our new Local Development Plan (LDP2), which will set out planning and development proposals for the next 10 years from 2020 and a vision for 20 years. You can have your say here.

Review of UK Parliamentary constituencies: the Boundary Commission of Scotland would welcome your views on the proposed new constituency areas which each MP will serve.

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.

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

On our myjobscotland site this week we have opportunities to join us as a teacher of business studies, social worker, area committee manager, senior accountant, clerical and catering assistants.

See the full list at:

Next edition

Our next news round-up will be issued on 27 October 2017.