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Kintyre and the Islands elects Anne Horn

Anne Horn has been elected as a councillor for Ward 2 Kintyre and the Islands, Argyll and Bute Council, following a by-election on 18 July 2024.

19 July 2024
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Gold, silver and bronze awards for Rights Respecting Schools

Putting children’s rights at the heart of school life, where children feel respected and their talents nurtured are key aims of UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Awards (RRSA). Staff and children across fifteen Argyll and Bute Schools have worked hard to embed the award values in daily school life resulting in gold, silver and bronze awards. This is a significant step towards the council becoming a Rights Respecting Education Service.

17 July 2024
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Enjoy a greener adventure and win a £50 gift card

Can you make a better journey? Could you leave the car behind, where possible and make a shorter journey by cycling, walking or taking the bus? This summer, Argyll and Bute Council is encouraging more people to try to make a small change that will benefit your health, wallet, and the planet. Take part in the better journeys photo competition and win a £50 Love Local gift card.

15 July 2024

Council urges people to plan ahead for Oban Clipper Race

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will arrive in Oban this weekend and, as part of bringing the event and its benefits to Oban, Argyll and Bute Council has put some traffic management arrangements in place and is encouraging people to use public transport where possible.

9 July 2024
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Top tips for children starting school in August

Linda Candlish, Deputy Head Teacher of Colgrain Primary School, gives some tips for parents whose children are either starting primary school or transitioning to secondary.

5 July 2024
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Work continues to address housing shortage

Argyll and Bute Council is continuing to work with its partners to address the area’s housing emergency and alleviate the current housing shortage facing residents.

2 July 2024
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Is your child eligible for a school clothing grant?

Did you know that Argyll and Bute Council offers a school clothing grant for eligible families?
You may be entitled to a clothing grant of £120 per child when attending Primary School and £150 per child when attending Secondary School.

28 June 2024
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