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

Following agreement to amend the current Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils, Argyll and Bute Council have commenced the first phase of consultation with a view to an amended Scheme being introduced in 2018.   The current consultation is open up to 19 October 2017.  The Notice of Review and associated documents can be view via our review page which will be updated after the closing date to reflect the feedback received during the first phase of consultation.

Representation and elections

Guidance

Community Engagement/Development

Useful Information