CEX update – Budget planning

Oban Bay

Work on planning next year’s budget continues. The budget simulator exercise that we ran recently has closed. This on-line calculator gave people a chance to tell us about their high level priorities for the council’s budget, and to get more insight into the challenges the council faces. Feedback clearly shows support for councils and the […]

Yoga and Pilates at Helensburgh Civic Centre

yoga on beach

Did you know we host regular classes at the Civic Centre? See below for more details. Pilates with Carole Barrie Monday’s 5:30pm – 6:30pm Assembly Hall @ Helensburgh & Lomond Civic Centre https://inspiremovement.co.uk/ Yoga – with West Coast Yoga Monday’s 6:00pm – 7:00pm / Wednesday’s 9:30am-10:30 Annex @ Helensburgh & Lomond Civic Centre West Coast Yoga […]

Piers and harbours investment sails forward

Jura ferry sailing

Work is progressing on giving piers and harbours in Argyll and Bute a makeover as part of a £9.2 million investment by the council to support island and rural communities with marine links to the mainland and/or central belt. The council has prioritised lifeline ferry services in its Marine Asset Management Plan (AMP), and piers […]

Argyll and Bute’s reputation as a top visitor destination continues to grow

Gigha beach

Measures taken by the council to protect the Argyll and Bute’s outstanding natural environment are helping to ensure the area remains one of Scotland’s top tourism locations. Argyll and Bute’s reputation as a hugely popular visitor destination continues to soar and, at a meeting of the council’s Environment, Development Infrastructure Committee, councillors heard that a […]

Keeping winter services on track in Argyll and Bute

Gritter with plough on front

Argyll and Bute Council has agreed £2 million of measures to keep people moving this winter. At a meeting of the Council’s Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee, councillors agreed the 2023 Winter Service Policy, which sets out priorities for treating the area’s roads network when bad weather kicks in. Key elements of the policy include making […]

Public to have their say as Oban Harbour Authority plans progress

Oban town

Members of the public are to have their say on Argyll and Bute Council’s plans to create a Municipal Harbour Authority in Oban. The council is already the Harbour Authority for Oban North Pier, and while CMAL/CalMac and Northern Lighthouse all have responsibility for separate areas within the bay, the approaches in and out of […]