Free digital support for small businesses

Argyll and Bute Council’s Business Gateway Service is inviting small businesses to come forward and find out if they are eligible for a free digital review to help improve their online presence and widen their customer base. At a meeting of the Policy and Resource Committee, councillors agreed to use the remainder of the Scottish […]

Council to submit business case for Oban business park

Councillors have agreed to submit an Outline Business Case to the Scottish Government’s Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) Executive for infrastructure works to create a new business park at Oban Airport. At today’s Policy and Resources Committee, councillors agreed to apply to the TIF for £8.05m to build roads, infrastructure, servicing and site works at the […]

All hands on deck for Oban Clipper event

Preparations are well underway, as Oban gets ready to host the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race when it sails into town this summer – the first time the event has come to Scotland! Argyll and Bute Council is a Host Port Partner alongside BID4Oban and the Scottish Towns Partnership, who have part-funded the Host […]

Council responds to Islands Connectivity Plan

Investment (in island transport) must be prioritised to ensure that essential core services are provided to all communities. This is just one of the points made by Argyll and Bute Council in its official response to the Scottish Government’s Public Consultation for Islands Connectivity Plan (ICP), which sets out a long-term vision of how ferry […]

Council launches new Mid Argyll app

Mid Argyll’s appeal as a great location for cyclists and walkers moved up a gear this week with the launch of a new digital active travel guide. Discover Dalriada Mid Argyll is a downloadable mobile app that shows seven self-guided trails in the area, ranging from relatively flat routes around the waterfront in Lochgilphead, to Kilmartin Glen […]

Councillors consider Depopulation Action Plan

Councillors have agreed to continue to engage with the Scottish Government for further investment in Argyll and Bute communities facing depopulation, particularly affordable housing, digital and transport connectivity and more employment opportunities. Councillors considered the Scottish Government’s Depopulation Action Plan at a meeting of the Full Council and agreed there is a need for greater […]

Council identifies potential Levelling Up projects

Argyll and Bute Council has identified potential projects that could be in the running to benefit from a share of up to £20 million of capital funding from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund. The council was notified in November last year that it was one of just four local authorities in Scotland awarded this […]

Council to invest in island housing projects

Argyll and Bute Council is investing in two island housing projects as part of its ongoing commitment to tackle the area’s housing emergency. At a meeting of the Full Council, councillors approved a grant of up to £80,000 from the Strategic Housing Fund to enable the North West Mull Community Woodland Company to upgrade the […]

Community groups awarded Vibrant and Living Spaces Grant

Nine community groups in Argyll and Bute will be able to create new facilities or improve open spaces in their local area following successful bids to the council for a share of the Vibrant and Living Spaces Grant. Funding for the projects is through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), with Argyll and Bute […]

Council issues rogue traders warning

Argyll and Bute Council’s Trading Standards Team is urging residents to be on their guard if they are approached at home by people offering tarmacking services. The warning comes after the council received reports of rogue traders operating in and around Oban and Dalmally. The traders have been turning up unannounced at people’s homes claiming […]