Service Status

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

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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: Thu, 29/09/2022 - 13:50
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There are no reported disruptions to schools.

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Recycling collections - Ardrishaig Last updated: Thu, 29/09/2022 - 13:50
(originally posted: Thu, 29/09/2022 - 13:50)

Recycling bins which were due for collection in Ardrishaig on 27th September will now be uplifted on 30th September.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Disruption to recycling collections - Cowal Last updated: Thu, 29/09/2022 - 13:02
(originally posted: Thu, 29/09/2022 - 13:02)

Some recycling collections were missed in the Cowal area on 19th and 20th September - 

  • Collections in Bullwood, Innellan, Toward area that were not collected on Monday 19th September -  will be a double lift next Monday 3rd October
  • Collections in Lochgoilhead and Cairndow area that were not collected on Tuesday 20th September - will be a double lift next Tuesday 4th October
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Electrical Vehicle Charger faults Last updated: 20 Sep 2022 - 14:31 (originally posted: 28 Jun 2022 - 12:17)

We have a number of faults with EVC chargers across Argyll and Bute at the moment, please see info below. Please visit ChargePlace Scotland | Scotland's Public EV Charging Network for full EVC status

  • West Clyde Street Car Park, Helensburgh
  • Craignure Car Park, Mull
  • School Street, Bowmore
  • Fionnphort Car Park (The Columba Centre), Fionnphort
  • Loch Long, Arrochar  
  • An Cridhe Coll Community Centre, Coll
 We apologise for any inconvenience 

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Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Smiddy Lane Lochgilphead Last updated: 26 Aug 2022 - 13:01 (originally posted: 17 Aug 2022 - 08:02)

There will be no access from Colchester Square to Smiddy Lane (up to Icon Hairdressers) from 28th August to 2nd December or until works are completed, whichever is earliest.

The rest of Smiddy Lane will be accessible through the entrance on Lorne Street.

Alternative routes will be signed appropriately

Road Closure - B8024 near Inverneill Last updated: 24 Aug 2022 - 10:21 (originally posted: 9 Aug 2022 - 09:25)

The B8024 will be partially closed from its junction with the A83 near Inverneill, westwards for a distance of 2,600 metres. This closure will take place between the times of 09:30-12:00 & 12:30-15:15 on Monday-Friday, from the 5th September until works are completed, or the 16th December, whichever is the earliest.

Road Closure - B8024 Glenralloch Last updated: 9 Aug 2022 - 09:24 (originally posted: 9 Aug 2022 - 09:24)

The B8024 Glenralloch Road is closed from its junction with the A83 to its junction with the C23 Glenakil Road. The road will be closed between 0001 hours from the 1st August until 2359 hours on the 31st October 2022, or until the works are complete, whichever is the earliest.

Chapel Hill Road, Rothesay closed due to unsafe building Last updated: 1 Jul 2022 - 14:33 (originally posted: 1 Jul 2022 - 12:11)

Chapel Road, Rothesay has been closed until 13th August due to an unsafe building. Please refer to this notice for further information.

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Ardrishaig North car park closed from 29th August Last updated: 9 Aug 2022 - 12:11 (originally posted: 9 Aug 2022 - 12:11)

Due to the Ardrishaig Public Realm regeneration works, the north car park in Ardrishaig will be closed from 29th August 2022 to April 2023.

The south car park should remain available and unaffected during the works.

Access to the public toilet and North Hall will also remain during the period of works and pedestrians should follow any safety signage in these locations.

The Argyll Kayak Trail launch point will be closed but alternative access to the shore can be found south of Ardrishaig Harbour.

Further information can be found at Ardrishaig Public Realm

B8001 Skipness to Claonaig road Last updated: 23 Mar 2022 - 16:47 (originally posted: 12 Mar 2021 - 16:56)

The B8001 Skipness to Claonaig is open.

The road had previously suffered some damage which has been temporarily repaired.

The road will ultimately need to be realigned – survey and design work is currently ongoing.

B8001 road disruption location map

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Furnace Last updated: 8 Jun 2022 - 14:50 (originally posted: 8 Jun 2022 - 14:50)

We are aware of an ongoing street lighting fault outside the Redwood Lodge in Furnace.

We requires the assistance of SSE for a new connection and will update this page when we have a target completion date or this work to be completed

Bolgam Street, Campbeltown Last updated: 11 May 2022 - 10:40 (originally posted: 2 Feb 2022 - 18:56)

* UPDATE - SSE have provided a new connection and we are making arrangements for the column replacements, we will update our page when we have an estimated completion date for this 


We are aware of a number of streetlighting faults on Bolgam Street in Campbeltown. New columns are required to be installed and we need to liaise with SSE regarding a new supply.

We will update this page once have an update from SSE 


Albany Street, Oban Last updated: 24 Mar 2022 - 14:22 (originally posted: 17 Feb 2022 - 16:53)

**UPDATE - we have accepted the quote provide from SSE today. We wil provide a further update when we have a target completion date, we are hopeful that this will be within the next 4 weeks 


We are aware of a lighting fault on Albany Street at the end of Alma Crescent. 

We require the assistance of SSE for a new connection. We have requested a quote for this work and once this has been accepted we will provide a further update advising of a target completion date 


Camsail road, Rosneath Last updated: 2 Mar 2022 - 11:16 (originally posted: 24 Feb 2022 - 18:35)

**UPDATE - Scottish Power have provided a start d ate of 1st April for this work to commence 

We are aware of ongoing issues with the streetlighting on Camsail road. We have requested the assistance of Scottish Power who have confirmed this is programmed with a completion date of 14th April 

Lynn road Last updated: 18 Feb 2022 - 18:14 (originally posted: 18 Feb 2022 - 18:14)

After further innvestigation the streetlighting on Lynn road requires a new supply connection. We have requested this from SSE and will provide an update to this notice once we have a target completion date from them 

Kind regards

Ladeside Park, Rothesay Last updated: 26 Jan 2022 - 19:55 (originally posted: 26 Jan 2022 - 19:55)

We area aware of lighting faults at Ladeside Park in Rothesay. The columns requires specialist parts and our team are in the process of sourcing replacements to rectify this issue.

Argyll St - Dunoon - Result of Building Fire Last updated: 16 Dec 2021 - 12:12 (originally posted: 26 Aug 2021 - 11:14)

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

In the mean time , where we can give a temporay connection , we have restored some of the lights.

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Ardrishaig Public Toilet Last updated: Wed, 21/09/2022 - 10:37
(originally posted: Wed, 21/09/2022 - 10:37)

Due to a sewer blockage the Public Toilet's in Ardrishaig are currently closed. We will look tp provide a further update as soon as possible. 

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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.