Argyll and Bute Council news round up - 27th October 2017

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 

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School’s in: The new Kirn Primary will welcome pupils through the doors on Thursday 2 November. It’s a £9 million project that sees the historic 1881 Victorian building retained and refurbished and its old annexes replaced by a high-quality, two-storey building.

Did you know?

Argyll Enterprise Week: If you’re a local business, there’s still time to book for workshops designed to support firms to succeed and grow. They range from tourism and food and drink, to funding your business and exporting. The week runs from 6 to 10 November.

Clocks go back this weekend: You can look forward to a slightly longer weekend as the clocks go back an hour at 1am on Sunday.


Good news for Mid Argyll: Six projects in Lochgilphead, Ardrishaig and Tarbert are to share £3 million of funding. They include improvements to Lochgilphead’s Front Green and redeveloping the former Gleaner oil depot.

Own a piece of Kintyre civic history: Surplus furniture from Campbeltown Town Hall is being put up for sale. Wooden desks and wood and leather chairs are available and proceeds will be donated to the Campbeltown Common Good Fund.

Planning our future: We’ll be seeking the views of local residents in planning the future of our services. We have to make savings of up to £33 million over the next three years and our consultation starts next month. Please get involved.

The Country Council: Episode two of the BBC documentary into the work of Argyll and Bute Council has aired this week. Don’t miss the third and final instalment on Thursday, 2 November.

A taste of Argyll and Bute: Visitors to the BBC Good Food Show got a flavour of some of the area’s fantastic foods from local food producers at the SECC in Glasgow at the weekend. A great showcase of our amazing produce.


We’re consultating on our new Local Development Pan, which sets out our planning and development proposals for the next 10 years from 2020 and our vision for the next two decades. You can take part online and public drop-in events are also planned. Find out more and have your say.

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.

This week we have a wide range of vacancies including school crossing patrollers in various locations, HR manager, business studies teacher, senior accountant, social worker, townscape heritage project officer, classroom assistants and assistant development worker to support adults with learning disabilitiess. Find out more at our jobs page:  

Next edition 

Our next news round-up will be issued on 3 November 2017.