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 (

Roads and bridges updates - A816, C30, U14 and U21

We have safely re-opened various roads and bridges affected by extreme weather in October. 

Work continues on the A816, U14 at Scammadale, U21 at Slockavullin, and C30 West Loch Awe.

For information on these routes please see our latest roads and bridges updates

Dervaig - Calgary - Salen recycling collections

Blue bins that were missed on the Dervaig - Calgary - Salen route on Monday will now be collected today.

Please present your bin for collection and we apologise for the short notice

Lower Lochawe general waste

Green bins missed on Lower Lochawe yesterday will now be collected today (Fri 19th)

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.

Gigha Recycling - 12 April 2024

We were only able to do part of the domestic and general recycling uplift today (12/04/24)  due to the breakdown of the refuse lorry.  From the north of Gigha ferry terminal up to the north end of Gigha have been missed.  The uplift will now take place on Friday 26th April.  If you have any excess recycling please place in clear bags and we will collect along with the bins on the 26th April. We are unable to collect any black bagged recycling.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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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