Argyll and Bute – the UK’s first net zero region?

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Plans are progressing for local events that will support the aims of the global climate change conference planned in Glasgow later this year. Included is an event in Helensburgh that will raise the question – what do we need to do to make Argyll and Bute the UK’s first net zero region? The council is […]

Planting partnership agreed for climate-friendly Argyll and Bute

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Argyll and Bute Council has given the green light for a new native woodland in Lochgilphead, as part of its work to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2045. The scheme will see woodland planted across 60 hectares of council-owned land, located mostly around Kilmory. It will be delivered through a partnership between the council […]

Covid Hardship Fund approved for businesses

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Local businesses affected by the covid pandemic can soon apply for covid-recovery grants from a fund of more than £500,000. The council, at its meeting today of the Policy and Resources Committee, approved the launch of the Covid Hardship Fund, to support businesses facing financial difficulties due to the pandemic. Three levels of grant award […]

Funding support for regeneration projects

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Argyll and Bute Council has approved funding for five new community projects via the Scottish Government’s Place Based Investment Programme (PBIP). Over the next year, £561,000 will go to support a range of local projects across Argyll and Bute: Gibraltar Street, Oban – £250,000 to be invested in destination and landscape enhancements to improve access […]

Argyll and Bute loves local business

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Local businesses are being encouraged to find out how a new gift card scheme, approved by Argyll and Bute Council today, could help them. The aim of the Argyll and Bute Loves Local Gift Card initiative is to encourage local shopping, drive footfall to community businesses and keep spend local in the local area for […]

Former Islay Schoolhouse for sale

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Argyll and Bute Council is looking for a buyer for the former Port Ellen Schoolhouse on Islay. Situated close to Port Ellen Primary School, the property is for sale at offers over £95,000 and will appeal to buyers keen on a renovation project. Built in 1965, the schoolhouse is a single storey, detached four-bedroom bungalow […]