Dick Walsh

Dunoon - Independent


Leader of the Council 

Policy Lead for Strategic Finance (IT Services, Improvement, HR, Customer Support, Facility Services and Governance and Law

How to contact Dick Walsh
Dick Walsh


Victoria Villa, 34 Royal Crescent, Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 7AH
telephone icon01369 700824 or 01369 708539
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Council committees

Bute and Cowal Area Committee / Community Planning Group

Argyll and Bute Council Community Planning Partnership

Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee

Chair - Policy and Resources Committee

Short Life Working Group on Economic Development Action Plan

Chair - Short Life Working Group on Local Government Boundary Commission Review

Short Life Working Group on Political Management Arrangements

Local Negotiating Committee (Education)

Chair - Employee Joint Consultative Committee

Appointments to other bodies

A83 Task Force


COSLA - Resources and Capacity Group

COSLA - Strategic Human Resource Management Executive Group

Economic Forum

Highlands and Islands Programme Monitoring Committee

PA23 Business Improvement District Board

The Convention of the Highlands and Islands

West of Scotland Loan Fund

Business Loans Scotland Ltd

Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Awards Board

3rd Monday of every month in St Munn's Church, Dunoon 4th Monday of every month in Innellan Village Hall (Except August, October and December)

Councillor Dick Walsh has been involved in community representation for nearly thirty years having first been elected to South Cowal Community Council in 1978. In 1980 he was elected to Argyll and Bute District Council and in 1982 to Strathclyde Regional Council. From 1996 - 2000 Cllr Walsh was Leader of the newly formed Argyll and Bute Council and he has held a number of other senior positions both within the Council and external agencies including: Spokesperson for rural Affairs and Chair of the Education Public Private Partnership Project Management Board. Within the voluntary sector, Cllr Walsh chairs the Duke of Edinburgh Award Group for Argyll and Bute and is a Trustee of the Cowal Hospice Trust.

He has shown considerable experience and enthusiasm in spearheading a number of local and area initiatives such as the Cowal games Partnership, Royal National Mod and Draft Charter for the Elderly in Argyll and Bute.