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

Our current Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils in Argyll and Bute came into effect on 26 April 2018.  It was amended on 22 February 2022 to include provision for remote and/or hybrid meetings.  A quadrennial review is now underway to shape the governance framework for the next 4 year term.  The Notice of Review and associated documents can be viewed via our review page and information about community council elections can be found on our elections page.   

Representation and elections

Guidance/Training

Community Engagement/Development

Useful Information