"The Christmas season is with us once again and it is wonderful to see Argyll and Bute looking festive, colourful and vibrant. Christmas is a truly joyous time filled with family, friends, fun and festivities and New Year an opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward to next with real excitement.
“This is a time that means many things to many people and I’m happy to say it’s when communities come together and celebrate with each other.
“I am also aware that for many this time of year can be difficult and my thoughts are also with them. I know everyone is busy but I would ask you to please take some time to think about others.
“As 2017 comes to an end I wish everyone in Argyll and Bute a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.”
Councillor Len Scoullar
Provost of Argyll and Bute