Lessons learned from consultations

As a council, we regularly consult our citizens on statutory and non-statutory activities and have learned some useful lessons that will help you ensure your consultation is effective. Tips in brief People are busy. There are lots of demands on their time and on their attention. To motivate people to respond, your consultation must: Be […]

Our vision and you

Our vision is that Argyll and Bute’s economic success is built on a growing population ie we need to attract more people and jobs to the area. Why? Argyll and Bute has been recognised as one of Scotland’s most promising regions. Our landscape and natural resources bring huge opportunities for economic growth that would benefit […]

Guide to great presentations

In any presentation you will be talking to a varied audience who will only have partial knowledge of the issues you are presenting. So it’s important to design slides that are clear and easily read by all members of the audience. The ideal slide is one in which the message can be understood in five […]

Be Understood

Many of us work to involve our colleagues, and members of the public, in the decisions of the council. Working with our employees and communities, in delivering change where needed, is a priority for the council. Whether it’s through on-line consultations, face-to-face meetings or through the council’s citizens panel, we want to make sure we […]

Employee Assistance Programme

Help at hand app screen

Balancing everyday life with the requirements of work and home can create pressures for all of us.  Did you know you have access to a new Employee Assistance Programme, provided by UNUM? Help@Hand, provides independent, confidential support and information to all employees and eligible family members. Your free services include access to: 24/7 free confidential […]