Adverse Weather Plans

Sometimes, when the weather makes conditions in our area difficult, we need to react to this to keep our transport networks running, and this is why we have plans in place to deal with any eventuality.

Keep up to date with any problems the weather may be causing on our service disruptions page.

Winter Maintenance

The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 provides the Council, as Roads Authority, with the duty to “take such steps as they consider reasonable to prevent snow and ice endangering the safe passage of pedestrians and vehicles over public roads”.

 The Winter Maintenance Policy takes account of this, identifying the sections of the network where hazardous conditions are most likely to occur and with reference to population centres, public transport links and the location of resources, formulating a list of “Priority” routes. This includes routes on the main islands of Bute, Islay, Jura and Mull.

You can read our Winter Maintenance Policy, and find out more details on how we forecast and deal with winter weather conditions on our Winter Road Maintenance pages.

Freezing conditions can bring with it large disruptions such as leaking water pipes, you can find information about how to deal with these problems on the Scottish Water website.  


Flooding in RothesayIf you are concerned about flooding please see our flood advice page for information on who can help you. 


Coastal Protection

The Coast Protection Act 1949 defines the Council as the Coast Protection Authority for Argyll and Bute and sets out the Authorities powers in relation to the protection of the Coast against erosion and encroachment by the sea.

Read our Coastal Protection Policy and Strategy here