Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 26 January 2018

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Focus on: Year of young people


Our Youth Services Team has created a calendar full of activities and events to celebrate some of the reasons young people love living and growing up in Argyll and Bute, and to coincide with 2018 being the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People.

We consulted 1,055 young people across the area and asked them to choose the top ten reasons they like Argyll and Bute.

The results were: 1 Safety; 2 Outdoors; 3 Easy to stay in touch; 4 Nature; 5 Quiet and peaceful; 6 Beautiful; 7 Freedom; 8 Sport/recreation; 9 Opportunities; 10 Easy to get involved.

An exciting programme of events was then developed with these in mind and includes a dance show, a photography project, a comedy and confidence workshop, a film festival, and lots more.

You can find out more on our website.


Did you know?


Keep safe on-line: Police Scotland has tips on steps you can take to protect your identity on the internet.


No more credit card charges: Credit card charges will no longer apply when paying for council goods or services. This follows a change in EU legislation which was introduced on 12 January 2018.

Dunbeg masterplan work begins: The exciting first phase of the Dunbeg Masterplan will begin next week, with improvements works on Kirk Road scheduled to start on Monday (29 January).


Money Skills Argyll: This service helps people across Argyll and Bute, aged 16 and over, living in a jobless household, a single adult household with dependent children, or who are low income employed. We provide advice and support with Debt, Computer Skills, Money Management, Income Maximisation and Affordable Warmth / Fuel Poverty. Money Skills Argyll is a partnership of local organisations in Argyll and Bute funded by the European Social Fund and BIG Lottery Fund


Looking after our children: If you are worried about a child, and would like to help but do not know what to do, please take a moment to find out. You will find information on our website for parents, carers, young people and people who work with children. If you are worried, please take action to help. Thank you.


Work with us



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.

Easdale and Ellenabeich Conservation Area Appraisals: We would like to hear your views on how development in these areas can be best managed.


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 a welfare rights assistant, various teaching posts, SVQ assessor, and admin support worker.


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Next edition


Our next news round-up will be issued on Friday 2 February 2018.