Service Status

The latest information about roads, bins, ferry, schools and other council services can be found here.

You can also keep up to date with the latest information about school, office and road closures by:

For updates on the status of the A83 Rest and be Thankful, and the Old Military Road, please see the Traffic Scotland website

Current disruptions

This page was last updated: Wed, 20/10/2021 - 13:27
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There are no reported disruptions to schools.

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Recycling collections - Mull Last updated: Wed, 20/10/2021 - 10:37
(originally posted: Wed, 20/10/2021 - 10:37)

Recycling collections in Gruline, Lochdon and Lochbhuie (to the start of Salen) due on 21st October will now take place on 22nd October.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Recycling collections - Helensburgh and Lomond Last updated: Tue, 19/10/2021 - 14:28
(originally posted: Tue, 19/10/2021 - 14:27)

Recycling bins collected by the awkward access vehicle in Helenburgh are running behind. Please leave your bins out and they will be emptied as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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General Waste - Tarbert Last updated: Wed, 20/10/2021 - 10:23
(originally posted: Wed, 20/10/2021 - 10:23)

General waste bins due for collection on 14th October in Burnside, Campbeltown Road, Tarbert will now be uplifted on 21st October.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Disruptions to rubbish and recycling collections across all of Oban and Lorn area Last updated: Fri, 15/10/2021 - 14:20
(originally posted: Fri, 15/10/2021 - 14:20)

There have been delays to rubbish and recycling collections this week in the Oban and Lorn area - some collections have been missed, and some will be collected later than scheduled:

Blue bin recycling collections in Dunollie, Longsdale and Dunbeg were not completed yesterday, Thursday 14th October, they will be collected on Monday 18th October.

Blue bin recycling collections  in Connel East area have been missed today, Friday 15th October, these will also be collected on Monday 18th October.

All rubbish and recycling collections due in Oban and Lorn area next week will be collected a day later than scheduled - please leave your bins out for collection - we will have all collections caught up and back to normal scheduled dates by Thursday 21st October. 

We aplogise for any inconvenience.

Recycling collections - Carradale Last updated: Thu, 14/10/2021 - 12:47
(originally posted: Thu, 14/10/2021 - 12:47)

There are delays with blue bin collections in Carradale today, please leave your bin at its collection point for our crews to attend tomorrow

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B845 CLOSED EAST OF KENMORE COTTAGES - NO ACCESS TO BONAWE QUARRY ETC. Last updated: 20 Oct 2021 - 13:27 (originally posted: 20 Oct 2021 - 11:21)

20-30t Debis on carriagway and blocking culverts -  Machinery onsite clearing debris


NO ACCESS TO BONAWE QUARRY AREA  - Re-assess safety of road Thu 21st 

Damaged / Lifted road surface my require replacement before traffic resumes.

Single Track road  - NO DIVERSION AVAILABLE. 

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C25 BONAWE ROAD - PASSABLE WEST OF B845 AT ALDER COTTAGES Last updated: 20 Oct 2021 - 13:21 (originally posted: 20 Oct 2021 - 09:28)

Debis and water damage to C25 Bonawe Road , Cleared  - ROAD OPEN

Passable with care  -    repairs to verges to be scheduled later this week.


Lochgilphead Front Green closed from 31st May 2021 Last updated: 24 May 2021 - 11:02 (originally posted: 28 Apr 2021 - 12:10)

Lochgilphead Front Green will be closed from 31 May through to January 2022 to enable works to be undertaken.

Further information on the plans, and updates on the progress of the works, are available on our Lochgilphead Front Green page

B8001 Skipness to Claonaig road Last updated: 12 Mar 2021 - 16:56 (originally posted: 12 Mar 2021 - 16:56)

There is currently a large crack in the B8001 Skipness to Claonaig road. The road remains open and we are progressing a temporary repair which will involve filling in the crack while we design a suitable long term solution.

The permanent solution is likely to involve tying the road together with specialist steelwork which have a reasonably long lead-in time, meaning the work is unlikely to be progressed before late summer/autumn.

B8001 road disruption location map

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Argyll St - Dunoon - Result of Building Fire Last updated: 26 Aug 2021 - 11:14 (originally posted: 26 Aug 2021 - 11:14)

Street Lighting associated with Argyll St building fire is currentlly unlit.

Once access to the area has been gained , we will assess the best method of restoring the full lighting system

In the mean time we are investigating , where we can give a temporay connection , to restore some of the lights.

George Street Helensburgh Lomond Last updated: 7 Jun 2021 - 14:56 (originally posted: 4 Mar 2021 - 14:02)

George Street  Helensburgh  Lomond   ref.210202-000170  CABLE FAULT  After further investigation the issue is a cable fault that requires the Service Providers attendance to reconnect Power Supply  . Cabling under test conditions, with lights permanently on , as a temporary measure , until full extent of fault and repairs can be deteremined 

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Council service points re-opening to members of the public Last updated: Wed, 04/08/2021 - 15:28
(originally posted: Tue, 24/03/2020 - 15:18)

Our Customer Service Points will re-open to walk up customers on a part-time basis, and for pre-booked appointments from Monday 2nd August – see below for details

Re-opening of service points - guidance

Customers are requested to continue to use the website or contact telephone numbers wherever possible to meet your information needs and to raise essential service requests. All other council offices remain closed to the public.

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There are currently no reported disruptions to council run ferries.

You can get updates on ferry sailings on individual ferry operator websites

Caledonian MacBrayne (Calmac) Ferry Service Status.
Western Ferries - Hunter's Quay (Dunoon) - McInroy's Point (Gourock) ferry service status

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There are no reported disruptions to our website and online services.