Argyll and Bute Council news round-up - 9 December 2016

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Focus on: council’s highest honour for world’s number one wheelchair tennis player

Gordon Reid – the world’s number one wheelchair tennis player – has been admitted as an Honorary Freeman of Argyll and Bute in recognition of his outstanding sporting success and achievements.

At a special meeting of Argyll and Bute Council in Helensburgh on Wednesday (7 December 2016) members passed a resolution that Gordon should receive the council’s highest honour.

Provost Len Scoullar, said: “Gordon Reid is an extremely deserving recipient of the Honorary Freeman of Argyll and Bute award. The whole country is immensely proud of his achievements and the council is pleased that we are in a position to be able to recognise the wonderful national and international success in his chosen sport in this way.”

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Did you know?

If you’re a student and home for the Christmas and New Year holidays you can sign up for a four-week pass for only £25.

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Education services continue to make progress - Education services are continuing to make progress, with a number of successes highlighted at the council’s Community Services Committee.

Cutting edge digital event for pupils hosted – pupils from primary schools across Argyll and Bute recently descended upon Inveraray for a cutting edge digital leader event.

New zebra crossing in Rosneath proposed – at its December meeting Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee will consider a proposal to install a pedestrian crossing in Rosneath.

Charitable Trust takes a step forward - plans to create a Charitable Trust to deliver leisure and library services have taken another step forward.

Outdoor Museum shortlisted for Arts and Business Award - the innovative Outdoor Museum, part of Helensburgh’s revitalised town centre, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Arts and Business Scotland Award.

Eleven projects shortlisted for share of £3 million regeneration funding - eleven projects across Tarbert, Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig have been shortlisted to be considered for a share of the £3 million Argyll and Bute Council fund – aimed at regenerating the areas, boosting the local economy and creating jobs.



Planning our future budget consultation 2016 – the council delivers a wide range of services that our communities use now. The budget consultation is your chance to tell us what matters most to you.

Advertising and Signage Policy Consultation -  the council’s policy combines the key pieces of legislation and, within the limited scope for manoeuvre the law offers – establishes Argyll and Bute-specific guidance.

The 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.

Next edition

Our next news round-up will be issued on 16 December 2016.