Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 5 January 2018

Happy New Year and 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: Primary School Registration Week

2018 will be an exciting year for many of our youngest residents, when our new Primary 1 pupils start school for the first time later this year.


Children whose fifth birthday is between 1 March 2018 and 28 February 2019 should be registered for primary school in the week beginnning Monday 15 January 2018.


You can find more information on our website.


Our Children, Their Future: you can find news and information about our education service here on our website. Our vision is that together we will realise ambition, excellence and equality for all. This vision is underpinned by our values: respect, openness and fairness.



Did you know?


Check the road before you go: If you’re planning a journey, you’ll find information on travel conditions on our website.

Getting married?:  If you are lucky enough to be planning your wedding, we’d love to help. Argyll and Bute boasts stunning wedding locations, and our Registrar Service is here to help you celebrate your day your way.

Request it: You can do a lot on-line, from checking your council tax balance to applying for a young person’s concessionary travel card.

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Review of the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils 2017 - following an initial eight week public consultation period on the proposed amendments to the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils, we are now having a six week period where you are invited to give us your comments on the amended scheme.

Conservation Area Appraisals - Easdale and Ellenabeich – the council has undertaken a full review of the Easdale and Ellenabeich Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans. We are looking for your views about the identified characteristics and sensitivities of the conservation areas and how development within the area can be managed.


The Council delivers a wide range of services for our communities. This means we employ a huge variety of professions, skills and experience.


This week our job opportunities include teachers, Amenity Services Officer, Active Schools Co-ordinator, Driver/pupil escort and Network and Standards Manager. 

You can find out more at


Next edition


Our next news round-up will be issued on Friday 12 January 2018.