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, 29/07/2021 - 16:07
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There are no reported disruptions to schools.

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Recycling - Isle of Mull Last updated: Thu, 29/07/2021 - 16:07
(originally posted: Thu, 29/07/2021 - 16:07)

The scenic recycling route on Mull due today, 29th July, will now take place tomorrow, 30th July. Please leave your bins out for collection.


We apologise for any inconvenience.

General waste - Isle of Mull Last updated: Wed, 28/07/2021 - 15:11
(originally posted: Wed, 28/07/2021 - 15:11)

Domestic and commercial general waste collections due today, 28th July, will now take place tomorrow. This will affect the route from Lochbuie to just before Salen. Please leave your bins out for collection. 

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Recycling collections - Cowal Last updated: Tue, 27/07/2021 - 15:45
(originally posted: Tue, 27/07/2021 - 15:42)

Due to a vehicle breakdown, recycling collections due on 27th July in Cairndow will be delayed. Please present your bins for collection on Friday 30th July. 

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Mull glass collections Last updated: Fri, 23/07/2021 - 14:01
(originally posted: Fri, 23/07/2021 - 14:01)

Glass collections along Gruline, Lochbhuie Lochdon to the start of Torasay that were missed on Thurs 22nd July will now be collected Sunday 25th July.


We apologise for any inconvenience

Commercial recycling collections - Helensburgh Last updated: Mon, 19/07/2021 - 13:49
(originally posted: Mon, 19/07/2021 - 13:49)

There are delays to the recycling collections for commercial properties in Helensburgh. Please leave your bins at their collection points to allow our teams to attend

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Temporary road closure - Cairndow loop road Last updated: 3 Jun 2021 - 15:37 (originally posted: 25 Mar 2021 - 12:45)

Due to essential works, there will be a temporary road closure of the Cairndow village loop road in Cairndow from its junction with the access to Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens extending to its junction with the Arrochar-Inveraray-Campbeltown Trunk Road (A83) a distance of 600 metres or thereby.

Closure to be from 8am on 5th April to 6pm on 8th June or until the works are complete whichever is soonest



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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B839 Hells Glen to Lochgolihead road Closure Last updated: 22 Mar 2021 - 17:19 (originally posted: 22 Mar 2021 - 17:18)

The B839 Hells Glen to Lochgoilhead road will be temporarily closed between the hours of 8am and 8pm (Monday to Friday) until Sunday 1st August or untilworks are complete, which ever day is sooner. The closure is to enable Scottish Woodlands to fell and remove 6000T diseased larch trees safely without any risk to public safety


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Castle Street - Port Bannatyne - Isle of Bute Last updated: 14 Jun 2021 - 15:15 (originally posted: 4 Mar 2021 - 11:41)

Castle Street - Port Bannatyne - Isle of Bute

Ref    COWAL184213

Suspected cable fault , which may be related to dangerous building incident. Await access to carryout further investigations and repairs  - date to be confirmed .

Road closure now removed after repairs to building

Damaged  street lighting column re-set - electrical works to be programmed for w/c 21st June

Village Brae - Tighnabruiach - Cowal Last updated: 7 Jun 2021 - 15:12 (originally posted: 4 Mar 2021 - 11:49)

Village Brae - Tighnabruaich   

ref COWAL1934681  Control Pillar fault.   

The Street Lighting Team has investigated and found a problem with the electrical distrubition box,  New materials ordrered March 2021 , delivery expected April.  Further work will be required in due course -  Estimated Completion June 2021

Lochnell Road Dunbeg Lorn Last updated: 7 Jun 2021 - 15:10 (originally posted: 4 Mar 2021 - 13:41)

Lochnell Road Dunbeg Lorn 

ref 190912-00203  CABLE FAULTS   

Partial repairs completed February but section fault remains. Additional materials and contractor assistance being arranged  - completion date to be confirmed.

Revised quotation and programme awaited from Electrical Power Supplier prior to recommencement onsite to complete second element of works. Estimated July / Aug 2021

Kilduskland Road Ardrishaig MidArgyll Last updated: 7 Jun 2021 - 15:03 (originally posted: 4 Mar 2021 - 13:51)

Kilduskland Road Ardrishaig MidArgyll  ref.MID2138942  CABLE FAULTS    After further investigation the issue is a cable fault that requires the Service Providers attendance . Materials ordered for delivery in April - Await confirmation of start onsite from electrical Supply provider  - anticipated June / July.

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 

OBAN - Nant Drive and adjacent streets Last updated: 7 Jun 2021 - 14:53 (originally posted: 7 May 2021 - 14:10)

Serveral sections within the Street Lighting system in Nant Drive Oban are dark, due to loss of power supply. The lights in adjoining streets are also affected as they form part of one large system.  Where practicable , temporary repairs have allowed some lighting to be restored. Applications are with the Power Supplier to provide alternatve power supply connections at locations to allow separate sections to be re-connected. This involves excavating and connecting to buried cables and providing additional supply pillars.

Temporary works will be progressed as far as parcticable in June. Bids for Capital funding, for a full system upgrade wil be progressed for future programming.

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Council offices are now closed to members of the public Last updated: Tue, 24/03/2020 - 15:18
(originally posted: Tue, 24/03/2020 - 15:18)

To help stop the spread of coronavirus, and in line with Government advice, council offices are now closed to members of 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.