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, and any other trunk roads within Argyll and Bute,please see the Traffic Scotland website

Current disruptions

This page was last updated: Wed, 07/06/2023 - 14:28
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There are no reported disruptions to schools.

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Recycling Collections - Islay - update Last updated: Wed, 07/06/2023 - 14:28
(originally posted: Tue, 06/06/2023 - 16:02)

Week commencing 5th June: Due to a vehicle breakdown, the recycling bins around Islay serviced by the large refuse vehicle  will not be uplifted on their due date.

Update - 7th June - the recycling bins that are due to be uplifted this week on Islay, week commencing 5th June will now be lifted on the following days: 

  • Wednesday, 7th June – Bowmore, High Road and Cruach areas
  • Thursday, 8th June – Port Ellen and surrounding areas, Avonvogie and Bridgend
  • Friday 9th June – Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Rhinns. 

Any missed commercial recycling collections will be collected on Saturday 10th June.

Once again we apologise for any inconvenience caused by this disruption.

Recycling Bin Collection - Tarbert Last updated: Tue, 06/06/2023 - 16:26
(originally posted: Tue, 06/06/2023 - 16:26)

Due to operational issues today, we have been unable to collect recycling from Tarbert in the following locations.

School Road


Hillfoot Terrace

Bruce Hill

Church Terrace/Street

Castle St

Lochgair Place

Harbour Street (commercials only)


We intend to collect missed bins tomorrow (Wednesday 7th June).


Recycling collections - Innellan Limited access route Last updated: Mon, 05/06/2023 - 18:50
(originally posted: Mon, 05/06/2023 - 18:50)

Due to a vehilce breakdown only part of the limited access route hadtheir blue bins collected today.

If your blue bin was not collected today, please leave it at its collection point for crews to attend

Disruption to bin collections in Innellan Last updated: Fri, 02/06/2023 - 16:50
(originally posted: Fri, 02/06/2023 - 16:50)

There has been some disruption to bin collections in the Velvet Path area of Innellan on Thursday 1st June, and green and blue bin collections due then were not able to be done. If you bin was missed, please put it back out for collection on Monday 5th June, and we will arrange a catch-up collection for next week.

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Electrical Vehicle Charger faults Last updated: 25 Apr 2023 - 10:11 (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 live and full EVC status updates 

  • Lorn Street Car Park, Lochgilphead
  • Manse Brae Car Park, Lochgilphead 
  • Tweeddale Street Car Park, Oban
  • Ledaig Car Park, Tobermory, Mull

 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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Argyll Square traffic lights, Oban Last updated: 25 May 2023 - 12:45 (originally posted: 25 May 2023 - 12:45)

We are aware of an ongoing sequencing issue with the traffic lights at Argyll Square, Oban.

At present there is a shorter time between pressing the crossing button and the light changing red for the road users than we would like. 

Electricians and engineers have both been on site and an upgrade is required of the existing lights. This is currently being progressed.

In the interest of pedestrian safety and maintaining a safe crossing space the lights will remain operational, we ask that road users are patient and allow more time for their journey 

East Abercrombie Street - Helensburgh Last updated: 16 Feb 2023 - 11:14 (originally posted: 16 Feb 2023 - 11:14)

We are aware of ongoing lighting faults on East Abercrombie Street in Helensburgh.

Our team will continue to carry out further investigation work to determine the fault 

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 

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

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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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The Roading Civic amenity site Last updated: Tue, 06/06/2023 - 14:49
(originally posted: Mon, 05/06/2023 - 16:14)

Essential resurfacing work is required at the household waste recycling site (The Roading) in Campbeltown and is expected to cause some disruption due to reduced capacity.


The work is scheduled to be carried out between 9th and 25th June and then again between 10th and 23rd July.


During these times we will be requesting that domestic / non-commercial vans and trailers try not to visit the site.


This will allow the site operator, Renewi to keep the disruption to a minimum


On occasion and depending on the status of capacity at the site, van and trailers may be refused entry and advised to return at a later date.

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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.