Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 29 March 2018

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Focus on: Glasgow visitors to be targeted by new Argyll marketing campaign

A tourism campaign in 2018 will highlight how close the attractions of Argyll are to the central belt of Scotland, in order to attract visitors from Glasgow.

The ‘Best of Both’ campaign will showcase how easy it is to combine both city life/city breaks to Glasgow, with the benefits of Argyll, Scotland’s Adventure Coast.

Argyll and Bute Council is providing nearly £60,000 for the campaign and wider promotional activities, and has welcomed additional funding of £40,000 from Visit Scotland.

The campaign will be delivered by AITC (Argyll and the Isles Tourism Co-operative), with funding also from various additional sources including Glasgow Life, ScotRail, Calmac, and AITC itself.

You can read more about this on our website.



Did you know?


SEPA's Floodline: SEPA has advised that its Floodline serviceis changing from  0845 988 1188 to 0345 988 1188.

From the beginning of April, the 0845 number will be deactivated and any calls made to this number will receive a recorded message asking them to redial to the 0345 number. This message will remain in place until October 2018, after which point any calls to the 0845 number will reach a dead line.


Council continues to strengthen partnership working: Argyll and Bute Council continues to foster close working relationships with its public-sector partners, including Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, as discussed at this month’s Community Services Committee.


Have your say: Members of the public are being invited to have their say on the future of Ashfield and Ardchattan primary schools.

Easter Break service arrangements: Council offices will be closed on Friday 30th March and Monday 2 April. You can find information on service arrangements over the break on our website.


Keeping in touch with councillors: There are different ways in which to contact your councillor. You find information on our website about surgeries coming up, email addresses and telephone numbers.


Work with us

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

They include: ICT Network and Servers Manager; Architectural Technician; Clerical Assistant; Cleaner; Additional Supports Needs Assistant; and a variety of teaching jobs.

To find out more please visit:  My Job Scotland.




Future of Public Services – Your Voices: Chief Executive, Cleland Sneddon and a community engagement team from the council will be hosting 10 events across the area, to gather feedback for a national consultation on public services.

Conservation Area Appraisals - Easdale and Ellenabeich: We are looking for your views on managing development Easdale and Ellenabeich.


Next edition


Our next news round-up will be issued on Friday 6 April 2018.