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: Thu, 02/02/2023 - 16:11
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All schools Last updated: 1 Feb 2023 - 16:55
(originally posted: 17 Jan 2023 - 16:50)

It is anticipated that ALL schools within Argyll and Bute will be closed on Thursday 2nd February 2023 due to strike action by teachers, although we expect nursery provision will be unaffected.

Please note that service buses will continue to operate as normal.

Find our more in our news release

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Domestic and Commercial Waste Uplift - Kilberry/Tarbert Last updated: Thu, 02/02/2023 - 16:11
(originally posted: Thu, 02/02/2023 - 10:13)

Due to a vehicle breakdown today, we will be unable to collect domestic green bins around Kilberry loop road and commercial general waste bins in the Tarbert area.


We now intend to do a catch-up of missed bins from today’s general waste collections tomorrow (Friday 3rd Dec).

General Waste Collection - Gigha Last updated: Thu, 02/02/2023 - 15:44
(originally posted: Thu, 02/02/2023 - 09:37)

**UPDATE - Green bins plus additional waste will be collected on Saturday 4th February

Unfortunately, due to the weather, we have been informed by Calmac that they are not taking commercial vehicles today. We will look to provide an update ASAP.

We understand that we have not been able to get to Gigha now for two Thursdays; we will endeavour to work something out as soon as possible.

Innellan recycling - Limited access route Last updated: Thu, 02/02/2023 - 14:50
(originally posted: Thu, 02/02/2023 - 14:50)

Due to the restrictyed ferry service being operated today we were unable to transport our limited access vehicle from Bute to Dunoon today.

This means that blue bin collections on South Campbell road, Innellan have been delayed.

Please leave your bin at it's collection point for crews to attend 

Domestic and General Waste - Iona Last updated: Wed, 01/02/2023 - 12:29
(originally posted: Wed, 01/02/2023 - 12:29)

Domestic & Commercial waste uplift on Iona that was missed yesterday, will now be collected on Friday 3rd of February.

General waste bins - Soroba, Oban Last updated: Tue, 31/01/2023 - 15:49
(originally posted: Tue, 31/01/2023 - 15:49)

Due to a vehicle breakdown we have been unable to collect the green bins in the Soroba area of Oban today. We will aim to collect these bins on Thursday 2nd February.

Please leave your bin at its collection point 

Blue bin collections - Mid Argyll Last updated: Tue, 31/01/2023 - 14:27
(originally posted: Tue, 31/01/2023 - 14:26)

Unfortunately we have had some issues with vehicle and driver availability for bin collection in Mid Argyll recently.

We haven’t been able to catch up to customers in Furnace and Inveraray who would normally have had their blue bins collected last Wednesday 25th January

We are sorry for any inconvenience this is causing you.

Given that we are nearly a week behind we have decided to cancel the outstanding collection.

This means your next blue bin collection will be the next scheduled collection which is Wednesday 8th February.

On the next collection we will take any extra recycling that you have – you can put this out next to your bin.

Disruption to commercial waste collections - Islay Last updated: Tue, 31/01/2023 - 10:44
(originally posted: Tue, 31/01/2023 - 10:44)

There will be a delay for any commercial businesses that are due to have their bins emptied by the small bin lorry in Islay this week as the vehicle is off the road for repairs.  As soon as we have any information on the return of the vehicle we will update the website.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Easdale and Kilninver Commercial Waste Collection Due Wednesday 25th January Last updated: Wed, 25/01/2023 - 15:27
(originally posted: Wed, 25/01/2023 - 15:04)

Due to vehicle  technical issuses the scheduled uplift of Commercial Bins for Easdale and Kilninver due 25/01/2023 was not completed, customers advised to leave bins out for collection. 

We are hoping all bins will be collected by Tuesday 31st January. 

Kilchrenan & Dalavich Recycling Last updated: Wed, 25/01/2023 - 13:16
(originally posted: Wed, 25/01/2023 - 13:16)

Kilchrenan & Dalavich Recycling bins missed on 19th January due to adverse weather conditions will now be collected on the next scheduled uplift date.

Please present your blue bin along withh any additional recycling waste for collection on 2nd February

We apologise for any inconvenience

Tiree general waste collections Last updated: Mon, 23/01/2023 - 15:59
(originally posted: Mon, 23/01/2023 - 15:42)

Due to an ongoing technical issue we are unable to collect green bins on 23rd & 24th January.

We will update our webpage with a new collection date 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused

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Electrical Vehicle Charger faults Last updated: 30 Jan 2023 - 12:14 (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

  • The Avenue Car Park, Inverary
  • Tweeddale Street Car Park, Oban
  • Lorn Street, Lochgilphead
  • Manse Brae, Lochgilphead
  • Alexandra Parade, Dunoon

Planned maintenance of the following electric vehicle chargers will take place week commencing 23rd January 2023 and they will be unavailable for a short period during this time: 

 We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Smiddy Lane Lochgilphead Last updated: 22 Dec 2022 - 12:11 (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 2022 to 30th June 2023, 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

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Ardrishaig Bus Stop Closure Last updated: 1 Dec 2022 - 09:38 (originally posted: 1 Dec 2022 - 09:38)

As part of the ongoing works at Ardrishaig the bus stop is closed, a temporary bus stop is located approximately 100m south of the original bus stop adjacent to the southern car park.

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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Oban streetlights Last updated: 2 Nov 2022 - 13:31 (originally posted: 2 Nov 2022 - 13:31)

Dark lamps in Oban will be attended to as part of the ongoing LED replacement scheme 

Please do not report dark lamps until the LED scheme has completed. 


The scheme is scheduled to complete in 3 weeks and we will update our page when this has finished.

Dark areas such as afull street will still be attended to

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Mull - B8035 Through Salen From A848 Junction To Kennedys Garage Last updated: 28 Oct 2022 - 09:41 (originally posted: 28 Oct 2022 - 09:41)

We are aware o f faults on the B8035 Salen.

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 

Kirk Brae - Dunoon Last updated: 28 Oct 2022 - 09:39 (originally posted: 28 Oct 2022 - 09:39)

We are aware of streetlighting faults at Kirk Brae.

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 

Lynn road Last updated: 28 Oct 2022 - 09:37 (originally posted: 18 Feb 2022 - 18:14)

** Due to the volume of traffic at this location this work has been scheduled for January to minimise disruption as much as possible 

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

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 


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Islay Customer Service Point closed 2nd - 3rd February Last updated: Thu, 02/02/2023 - 09:22
(originally posted: Thu, 02/02/2023 - 09:22)

Islay Customer Service Point will be closed on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd February.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Customers can use our extensive online services, call us on 01546 605522 or email  If the matter concerns registration of a birth, death or marriage please call 01546 605521.

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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.