Lochdonhead gains gold!

Lochdonhead Primary School has received gold accreditation in UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School programme. UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is awarded to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s’ rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights […]

James’s life as a council mechanic

James McTaggart from Uist is a great example of someone who has worked their way up the ranks with the council and loves his job as a mechanic. James started his career as an apprentice mechanic at the Council’s Millpark depot in Oban when he was just 17. He travelled to Glasgow for two months […]

Pupils and staff prepare for summer break

Pupils and staff in schools across Argyll and Bute will break up for their summer holidays this week. Thanking them for their hard work and wishing them a happy, restful summer, the council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: “I would like to wish our schools staff, early years practitioners, and children and […]

Dunoon Grammar in the running for World’s Best School

Dunoon Grammar is in the running to become the World’s Best School after reaching the final 10 of TheT4 Education World’s Best Schools Award for Community Collaboration. Head Teacher David Mitchell made the announcement at a special ceremony in the school this morning (Thursday) as delighted pupils, staff and guests raised the roof in celebration. Dunoon Grammar is the […]

Dunoon Grammar wins at Scottish Education Awards

Dunoon Grammar School is the winner of the Gaelic Education Award at this year’s Scottish Education Awards held in Glasgow today (Wednesday). The award recognises early learning and childcare settings and schools that have developed a positive culture of continuous improvement in relation to Gaelic Medium and Gaelic Learner Education. Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead […]

Have your say on Electric Vehicle Charging points in Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute Council is inviting people to have their say on where additional Electric Vehicle Charging (EVC) points should be located, in the event that funding becomes available to expand the scheme. There are currently 28 EVC sites situated across Argyll and Bute, however, the Council is consulting members of the public on a […]

Port Ellen is ‘Making a Difference – Primary School of the Year’

Port Ellen Primary on Islay has received a silver award in the Pearson National Teaching Awards for ‘Making a Difference – Primary School of the Year’. The awards celebrate excellence in education and recognise the life-changing impact that an inspirational teacher can have on the lives of the young people they work with. Port Ellen received recognition […]

Top marks for Argyll and Bute teachers

Three primary school head teachers from Argyll and Bute have received top marks after completing Education Scotland’s national ‘In Headship’ qualification. Linda MacBeath from Rhu, Karen Wheatley from St Mun’s, and Pauline Walsh from Colgrain all took part in the In Headship postgraduate programme, which is designed to enable new head teachers to develop and […]

Early Years Team receives Teaching Council’s Quality Mark

Argyll and Bute Council’s Early Years Team has received the General Teaching Council Scotland’s Quality Mark after gaining an Excellence in Professional Learning Award from the organisation. The Excellence in Professional Learning Award recognises excellent work taking place in early years units, schools and further education establishments across the country, and celebrates support, promotion and professional learning that has a […]

Our next steps

We now know who our councillors are for this new council term, following council elections last week. You can see our newly elected members on our website. Discussions are happening now among their different political parties to decide who will be in the Administration and who in the Opposition. Our next steps Every new council […]