Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 8 June 2018

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Focus on: Back Argyll and Bute – please respond to rural growth deal consultation

If you care about the future of Argyll and Bute, please take just a couple of minutes to help bring millions of pounds of investment to the area by answering this short consultation.

Argyll and Bute Council, along with public, private and voluntary sector partners, is putting together a bid designed to attract UK and Scottish Government investment, through a rural growth deal.

As part of this, the Council is asking people, through a consultation, if they are in favour of a deal, and how they think investment would make most difference for the people and businesses who live and work across Argyll and Bute.

You can give your views on-line at If you prefer you can get printed copies of the consultation at Customer Service Points, or by contacting / 01546 604390.

Did you know?

Don’t risk it: Did you know that country roads account for over half of all fatalities on Scotland’s roads?

In a bid to reduce this, the Scottish Government has launched a new Country Roads campaign, urging drivers to slow down and prepare for the unexpected.


Hollywood blockbuster filmed in Argyll and Bute: Hollywood blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom premiered at cinemas across the UK this week but did you know that part of the movie was filmed in Argyll and Bute?

Eagle-eyed fans of the movie will spot Glen Mallan Jetty at Loch Long, Arrochar, when they go to see the film at the cinema over the coming weeks.

Applications now open for free school meals and clothing grants: Applications for free school meals and clothing grants for the 2018/19 school session are now open.

Future of Public Services - Your Voice: Big Listen events take place this week in Dunoon and Bute. You are warmly invited to get involved.


Update on large-scale transformation projects: A report considered at this week’s Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee, sets out the progress of transformation projects across Argyll and Bute.


Business group to help Argyll and Bute prosper: A new working group will be set up in a drive to secure the long-term prosperity of Argyll and Bute.


Economic Forum report highlights Argyll and Bute progress: Progress being made to attract more people to live and work in Argyll and Bute has been described as “very encouraging”.


Work with us

We have a range of jobs on offer this week. If you’re interested we'd love you to come and work for us.

These include: Education Managers, communication officer, seasonal gardener, civil contingencies officer, business support team leader, teachers and housing improvement assistant.

To find out more please visit My Job Scotland.



Community Justice Outcome Improvement Plan: What impact does crime have on your area? What would reduce offending?


Proposed Simplified Planning Zones - Lochgilphead and Salen: This about making it easier for people to build their own houses, by taking a different approach to planning.


Flood risk management: SEPA is running a consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas (PVAs) for Flood Risk Management in Scotland.


Next edition


Our next news round-up will be issued on Friday 15 June 2018.