Council service updates

We will keep this page updated with all the latest changes to our services. Information on power cuts can be found at Power Track (

Tiree General Waste Collections

Due to an ongoing operational issue there are delays to the collection of green bins on Tiree.

Please keep checking the website for a new collection date for green bins missed on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th June

Recycling collections - Lower Loch Awe

Recycling collections which were missed in the Lower Loch Awe area on Thursday 6th June will now be collected on Tuesday 11th June. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Mull General Waste Collection - 4th and 5th June

As a result of vehicle issues, some domestic and commercial general waste collections on the scenic route due for uplift on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June were not completed. Bins due on 4th June will now be collected on Tuesday 11th June and bins due on 5th June will now be collected on 12th June. We apologise for any inconvenience.

C30 West Loch Awe near Kilmaha – road closed

The C30 West Loch Awe road near Kilmaha is currently closed due to the damage caused to the embankment in October 2023. Communities can gain access from either end but are unable to travel through. The diversion is A816 - A83 - A819 - A85 and vice versa.

You can find more detail about the work we are doing here - C30 West Loch Awe - detailed updates.

A819 Electric Cottage - April 2024

Following previous works being halted due to severe weather damage to our roads and bridges infrastructure,  October 2023 we were later able to re-start works on the A819 Electric Cottage. This is essential works to improve our road network.

Works recommenced on Monday 13 November 2023 at Electric Cottage under the control of traffic lights. PH 3 of the works dealt with the southern section of the scheme , excavating rock faces and filling embankments to re-align and widen the carriageway, along with associated improvements in roadside drainage and culverts.

Work continues under traffic light control at Electric Cottage to Inveraray  - April 2024 - to complete re-alignment and widening of southern section to form a temporary running surface, under 2-way traffic . 

Phase 4 widening scheduled to follow-on May  - August 2024 to complete the widening and re-alignment of the section northwards, including the extension or replacement of culverts under the carriageway. Temporary traffic control by traffic lights, will be in place past the works.

Electrical Vehicle Charger faults

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.

  • 51517 Tiree
  • 51538/ 52305 Helensburgh
  • 61622 Oban
  • 62932 Rothesay
  • 51141 Arrochar 
  • 61715 Tarbert Harbour
  • 51140 Lochgilphead

 We apologise for any inconvenience.

(Original post date 28/6/2022)

Isle of Mull streetlighting faults - 08/09/23

**UPDATE 09.10.23 We have secured a ferry booking today and engineers will be attending faults on Mull this week

We have been struggling to secure a ferry booking to get our streetlighting team and equipment (including tower wagon) over to Mull to attend to reported streetlighting faults. 

This is causing a delay in the normal repair timescales/targets

Street Lighting - Mull - B8035 Through Salen From A848 Junction To Kennedy's Garage

We are aware of lighting 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.

(Original post date 28/10/2022)

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