Community Councils

There are currently 56 Community Councils within Argyll and Bute, covering every geographical area from Cardross in the east to the island of Tiree in the west.

Community Councils are the first or the “grass roots” tier of statutory representation in Scotland. They bridge the gap between local authorities and communities, and help ensure that public authorities are aware of the opinions and needs of the communities they represent.

While their primary statutory purpose is to represent the views of their community to the local authority and other public bodies, most Community Councils also involve themselves in a wide range of other activities which might include fundraising for local projects, running community and educational events, or organising environmental projects.

Review of the Scheme for Establishment of Community Councils

Notice of Review:


Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

Proposed Amendment to the Council’s Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils  

Notice is hereby given, that Argyll and Bute Council, in exercise of the powers conferred upon it by Section 53 (2) of the above mentioned Act, has concluded an 8 week public consultation on proposed amendments to the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils that would see addition of provision to meet by remote and/or hybrid means.

 A Special Meeting of the Council, held on 9 December 2021 agreed to give public notice of these amendments and a final 4 week period to make representations, prior to its adoption.

 The Amended Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils may be examined on the Council’s website, at:

Any person or organisation wishing to make written representations on the proposed final amendments should address them to Melissa Stewart, Governance Officer, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RT (or by emailing within a period of 4 weeks from publication of this Notice (no later than 4 February 2022).

 Where no material representations have been made, the Amended Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils will have effect as amended by the proposals as of 4 February 2022.


Pippa Milne

Chief Executive,

Argyll and Bute Council

7 January 2022



Our current Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils in Argyll and Bute came into effect on 26 April 2018.  A further full review of the Scheme will be undertaken to coincide with the four year term of community councils expiring in 2022.  The Notice of Review and associated documents from our 2018 review can be viewed via our review page and information about community council elections can be found on our elections page.

Representation and elections


Community Engagement/Development

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