Decision details


Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council considered a report which updated the Council on political management arrangements principally arising from resignations on outside bodies and statutory organisations. The Council was invited to consider appointing Elected Member representation to these.


The Provost adjourned the meeting at 11.50am and re-convened at 11.55am.




The Council:


1)     Appointed Cllr Bobby Good as the council’s representative on PA23 BID (Dunoon Business Improvement District);


2)     Nominated Cllr Bobby Good as the council’s ‘other member’ representative on the LLTNP, with Cllr Ellen Morton as the ‘local member’ representative, to be confirmed by Scottish ministers;


3)     Noted the creation of the Short Life Working Group on Climate Change;


4)     In respect of the Argyll Islands Strategic Group:

a)     Agreed that the group will meet once more, as scheduled in January, as a Short Life Working Group;

b)     Agreed that the group will then meet twice yearly thereafter as the Argyll Islands Sounding Board, retaining the original remit as approved by council in June 2017 and referring any recommendations as required to the Policy and Resources Committee;


5)     In respect of the Industry and Regional Development Sounding Board:

a)     Agreed that the board will hold its final meeting in November, following the first meeting of the private sector led group due to take place in November;

b)     Noted that there will be a requirement in due course to establish the governance arrangements for the Rural Growth Deal Steering Board, with the detail to be agreed by the Policy and Resources Committee following the agreement of Heads of Terms for Argyll and Bute’s Rural Growth Deal;

c)     Agreed to establish the EU Exit Leadership Group, an advisory group with no decision making powers, comprising: the Council Leader; Depute Leader; Leader of the Opposition and the Integrated Joint Board Chair and Vice-Chair. To meet with the Chief Executive as required in relation to arrangements for the UK’s anticipated exit from the European Union and any impact on Argyll and Bute; this group to complement existing arrangements (briefing notes, member seminars and reports to Council).


6)     Agreed that, in light of the changes to the council’s management structure and department responsibilities in June 2019, that matters relating to the council’s Strategic Housing function will be reported to the Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee with effect from its next meeting;


7)     Following the senior management restructure, noted the following Policy Lead and Depute Policy Lead appointments and agreed the resulting changes to appointments to external organisations and strategic committees:



Policy Leads and Depute Policy Leads


Policy Lead

Depute Policy Lead

Commercial Services and
Strategic Priorities

Aileen Morton

Bobby Good

Financial Services and Major

Gary Mulvaney

Andrew Vennard


Yvonne McNeilly

Kieron Green

Support Services

Rory Colville

Graham Hardie

Health and Social Care

Kieron Green

Mary Jean Devon

Planning Services

David Kinniburgh


Housing, Roads and
Infrastructure Services

Robin Currie

Ellen Morton

Economic Growth

Alastair Redman

Jim Anderson


External organisations


New Representative

Former Representative

Northern Roads Collaboration

Robin Currie

Roddy McCuish


Robin Currie

Roddy McCuish

Local Plan Flood District Highland and Argyll

Robin Currie

Roddy McCuish

CHArts Argyll and the Isles (Culture, Heritage and Arts Assembly)

Jim Anderson

Robin Currie

Argyll Islands Strategic Tourism Partnership

Alastair Redman

Aileen Morton


Committee/Other Internal Appointments


New Member

Former Member

Policy and Resources Committee

Alastair Redman

Roddy McCuish

Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee

Robin Currie - Chair

Bobby Good

Argyll and Bute Harbour Board

Robin Currie – Chair

Roddy McCuish

Community Services Committee

Donnie MacMillan

Robin Currie

Policy and Resources Committee

Bobby Good

Alan Reid


(Ref: Report by the Executive Director of Customer Services dated 22 August 2019, submitted)

Publication date: 27/09/2019

Date of decision: 26/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/09/2019 - Argyll and Bute Council

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