A general picture of scenery in Argyll and Bute

One council property approach delivering results

Argyll and Bute Council’s ‘One Council’ approach to property management has raised over £3million in its first 11 months of operation. With over 1700 buildings and parcels of land, the council transformed its approach to estate management to help meet the challenge of on-going cuts in funding. All council property now comes under one team, tasked with delivering a proactive, commercially astute management service.

18 April 2019

Council agrees land disposal to hall charity

Argyll and Bute Council has today agreed to gift a strip of council-owned land at Innellan Village Hall to the charity which manages the hall. The village hall is a focal point in Innellan, playing host to various groups like the Public Hall Archive Project, community council meetings, SWRI, visiting theatre groups, art club, yoga groups, badminton club and carpet bowls.

18 April 2019

Craignure Pier Update

Disruptive weather conditions yesterday saw a number of ferry journeys cancelled across Scotland.   In Mull, the weather also had the impact of disrupting an underwater timber column.  

16 April 2019

Rosa's art put on display at prestigious exhibition

A talented young pupil from Rhu Primary School has had her art work put on display at a prestigious exhibition in the Tannahill Centre in Paisley. Rosa McLeod, of primary five, was selected as a runner-up in the prestigious John Byrne National Drawing Competition, beating off stiff competition from more than 7,000 entrants.

16 April 2019

European Parliamentary Elections – are you registered to vote?

On Thursday 23 May 2019, voters across Argyll and Bute will join others across the country to decide who will be elected to the European Parliament.   Six Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will be elected to represent the Scotland region.  

16 April 2019

Care of young people in Argyll and Bute praised in report

Children and young people in Argyll and Bute are benefitting from trusting relationships and feel their voices are heard and their opinions valued. This was just one of the strengths highlighted during a recent joint inspection by the Care Inspectorate, in partnership with Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and HMICS. Inspectors looked at the impact Argyll and Bute’s Community Planning Partnership is having on the lives of looked after children and young people in the area, and those for whom the partnership has corporate parenting responsibilities.

12 April 2019
Parking sign

Pay for your parking by debit or credit card in Helensburgh and Dunoon

  A new trial to pay for parking by debit and credit card, and contactless payment, is now available in car parks in Helensburgh and Dunoon. The new machines can be found at Helensburgh Pier Car Park and Argyll Street Car Park, Dunoon. Cash payments are still accepted. This is another step towards providing more choice and convenience when paying for parking. The suite of services includes paying by mobile and a range of parking permits, including the new weekly and monthly permits on trial in the Oban, Lorn and the Isles area.

12 April 2019

Council and Police spread dog control message

Graham Hatton, from the council, and PC Ben Rusden, from MAKI Police, (second and far right) have been explaining to colleagues from Dumfries and Galloway how organisations in Argyll and Bute work together to tackle livestock worrying and prevent further cases happening. The methods used by our local police and council have been highlighted as a way forward for other local authority areas in Scotland.

11 April 2019
A photo of the Provost at the festival launch

Provost supports launch of 2019 Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival

Provost Len Scoullar gave his support at the launch of this year's Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival. The fetsival takes place in Oban from Friday 3 May to Sunday 5 May and tickets can be purchased at This year the Festival celebrates its 36th anniversary and the event was celebrated in a Civic Reception hosted by Provost Scoullar in the Regent Hotel this week.

9 April 2019
A photograph of Lochgilphead

Council secures regeneration funding of £1million for Lochgilphead

Lochgilphead’s historic town centre has been handed a £1million boost in the shape of a grant from Historic Environment Scotland (HES). The funding, part of the HES’s Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), will see Lochgilphead benefit from similar CARS projects that have improved Campbeltown, Inveraray, Dunoon and Rothesay.

5 April 2019
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