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: Fri, 20/05/2022 - 14:07
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There are no reported disruptions to schools.

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Bin Collection - Helensburgh & Lomond Last updated: Fri, 20/05/2022 - 12:59
(originally posted: Fri, 20/05/2022 - 12:59)

Upper Helensburgh Recycling is down which is scheduled for today’s collection – please leave bins out, they will be collected 21st Of May.


Luss and Arrochar Recycling is down which is scheduled for today’s collection – please leave bins out, they will be collected 21st Of May.


Luss Domestic general waste is down which is scheduled for today’s collection – please leave bins out, they will be collected Sunday 22nd Of May.


General waste collections - Garelochhead Last updated: Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:29
(originally posted: Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:29)

Due to a minor breakdown this morning there will be delays to the collection of green bins in Garelochhead. 

Please leave your bins at their collection points for crews to attend. We hope to be caught up by tomorrow morning 

food waste collections - Helensburgh Last updated: Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:21
(originally posted: Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:21)

Due to ongoing operational issues the food waste collections in Helenburgh have been delayed by 1 week. normal service will resume week commencing 23rd May.

We apologise for any inconvenience

GREEN BIN DISRUPTION LIMITED ACCESS - COWAL Last updated: Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:38
(originally posted: Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:38)

If you could please leave your bins out, we are endeavouring to get them emptied before the end of the week. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.




Areas affected are:

Loch Striven Estate, MOD Fuel Terminal, Loch Striven Cottages, Strathclyde Cottage, Gornansaig Farm, Toward Farm (all Toward Area)

Ferry Lane, Matheson Lane, Innellan Golf Course, Knockamillie Terrace, Knockamillie Road, Cluniter Road (including Cluniter Farm, Calderwood, Low Cluniter Estate (all Innellan Area)

Glengarr, Ardhallow (Bullwood Area).

King Street (McArthur Street to Jessie Place), Jessie Place, St Andrews Square, Prospect Avenue, including commercials (all Dunoon Area)

Erichtbank Drive, Leven Lane, Dunclutha Lane, Broughallan Park, Stewart Street, Kirn Place, Charles Lane, Blair Lane, Crawford Lane, James Street (all Kirn Area)


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A846 ISLAY - Road open to all traffic. Last updated: 19 May 2022 - 18:27 (originally posted: 18 May 2022 - 12:59)

Traffic lights will remain in operation while repairs are undertaken.



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Lochgilphead Front Green closed from 31st May 2021 Last updated: 16 May 2022 - 10:55 (originally posted: 28 Apr 2021 - 12:10)

Lochgilphead Front Green will be closed from 31 May through to end of May 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: 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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Road Closure - Grant Street, Helensburgh Last updated: 13 Apr 2022 - 10:42 (originally posted: 13 Apr 2022 - 10:42)

Due to a dangerous building the following emergency road closure is required:

Grant Street, junction of East Montrose Street south to driveway of 52 Grant Street towards Argyle Street East, a distance of 100m will be closed to traffic from 1600hours on 12th April to 0800 hours on 19th April 2022 or until works are complete whichever is earliest.


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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 


Soroba road lighting fault Last updated: 11 May 2022 - 10:38 (originally posted: 17 Feb 2022 - 17:02)

**UPDATE  - we expect this work to completed by 7th June

We are aware of a lighting fault on Soroba road outside the CO-OP (opposite the Medical Centre car park).

We require the assistance of the power supply company SSE to provide a new connection.We have requested a quote today and once this has been accepted we will provide a further update with a target completion date 


Lonan Drive Last updated: 11 May 2022 - 10:36 (originally posted: 9 Mar 2022 - 12:07)

** UPDATE - We exepect this work to be completed by 1st June 


We have requested the assistance of SSE to reconnect the lights on Lonan Drive. A quote has been requested and will provide a further update once we have a target completion date from them

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

Station Road, Oban Last updated: 17 Feb 2022 - 17:05 (originally posted: 17 Feb 2022 - 17:05)

we aware of a number of lighting faults around Station square in Oban. These are not standard columns and further investigation is required to try and source the problem. 

we apologise for any inconvenience 

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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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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Jura ferry service - Last updated: Fri, 20/05/2022 - 14:07
(originally posted: Fri, 13/05/2022 - 17:17)

Jura ferry service will be back to normal operation on Saturday 21st May.

Recruitment challenges remain with work ongoing to find a solution soon. We welcome any interest in roles and support from the community in raising awareness of vacancies would be welcome. Please get in touch by emailing

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