Dunoon Queens Hall on track for summer opening'

Dunoon’s Queen's Hall is on track to host its first public event on Saturday, July 28, after a £12million project to transform the historic building. A concert by ABBA Mania on July 28 will be the first public event at the venue since it closed for refurbishment in 2015, and it will be swiftly followed by a sold-out performance by The Proclaimers on Friday, August 3.

28 May 2018

Graduates offered support to become secondary teachers in Argyll

Graduates living in Argyll and Bute are being offered financial support to become fully qualified secondary school teachers without the need to move away from the area. Argyll and Bute Council has been working in partnership with the Universities of Dundee and the Highlands and Islands, to agree a programme, subject to approval by the General Teaching Council of Scotland, which will see student teachers based in local schools over an 18 month period.

28 May 2018

Council reaffirms its commitment to help tackle poverty

Argyll and Bute Council reaffirmed its commitment to help tackle poverty in the area, when members of the Policy and Resources Committee approved a new draft Anti-Poverty Strategy and Plan.   The strategy details the issues that we face, particularly with our geography, demographics and our economic size, and sets out a clear vision:  

25 May 2018

Tarbert Harbour investment approved by Councillors

A plan to improve facilities at Tarbert Harbour and attract more visitors to the village has been approved by Councillors. Members of the Council’s Policy and Resources committee today (May 24) gave the green light for the improvements, which will be delivered in four stages at a cost of just over £700,000.

24 May 2018

Help bring a rural growth deal to Argyll and Bute

If you care about the future of Argyll and Bute, please show your support for a rural growth deal. This is the message from Argyll and Bute Council who, with public, private and voluntary sector partners, is seeking what has been described as ‘transformational investment’ from the UK and Scottish Governments.   Council Leader, Councillor Aileen Morton explained:  

24 May 2018

Council teams up with national magazine to promote road bike training

Argyll and Bute Council’s Road Safety Team has joined forces with Scottish Biker Magazine to host an event in Inveraray this summer, aimed at providing motorcyclists with advice on how they can improve their riding on the road.   The Rider Development Day will take place on 15 July and is targeted at motorcyclists who have not taken any further training since passing their bike test.   

22 May 2018

Community spirit at the heart of Dunbeg Primary’s ‘Pitch Perfect’ project

Pupils at Dunbeg Primary School will soon have a new outdoor learning area to enjoy thanks to a fabulous example of community spirit. Staff, pupils and parents have worked together to reclaim an area of overgrown woodland on the school grounds, improving on the popular outdoor learning area at the school by expanding its size and offering even more learning opportunities for the children. The school named the project ‘Pitch Perfect.’

21 May 2018
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