Three new bequests to support communities

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Three new bequests are available to provide financial support to residents in specific local areas. The Archibald Dow Bequest is for people aged 16 and over living in Taynuilt. Individuals who fulfil the criteria for support will receive £50 and families can claim £100. The next deadline for applications is 15 May 2024. The Mackinnon Ledigham Bequest is aimed […]

Positive inspection for Campbeltown Nursery Centre

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The staff team are warm, welcoming, and caring and there is a positive ethos throughout the nursery” ‘My child has been at Campbeltown nursery centre for almost a year now and he/she has flourished under their care. The staff are so lovely, down to earth real people who genuinely take an interest and joy in […]

Love Local gift card gets stunning new look

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Argyll and Bute’s Love Local gift card has a new look for the summer, thanks to Colin Slinger, from, Tighnabruaich, whose stunning photo of Ostel Bay will be the featured image for 2024 onwards. We launched a competition to find a scene of an iconic landscape from the area, and Colin’s pic from Cowal’s secret coast […]

Unpaid Carer’s leave

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From 6 April 2024 employees will be entitled to unpaid leave to give or arrange care for a dependant.  We recognise it can be a challenge to balance caring responsibilities with work. As part of our employment deal, we are committed to supporting employees to achieve a healthy balance and welcome the change in legislation […]

Council to consider council tax freeze – answers to questions you may have

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Why is the council considering freezing the council tax now? The council has secured more funding for Argyll and Bute from the Scottish Government, so are now in a position to look at freezing the council tax while also saving the council services people need and use every day.  Following the council’s discussions with the […]

Council to consider council tax freeze

Wooden cut out model of a house and the text Council Tax

Argyll and Bute Council is to consider freezing council tax at a special meeting next month, following a series of discussions with the Scottish Government over the last few weeks. Council Leader Cllr Robin Currie said: “We can now look at freezing council tax for the coming year. We have been lobbying hard for equal […]

A festive message from Argyll and Bute’s Provost

Councillor David Kinniburgh

I began last year’s message saying it was a year like no other. We’ve had our ups and downs again this year, but I think we approach the festive season with more optimism. We’ve benefitted from the roll out of the covid vaccine and this Christmas we can look forward to spending time with more […]

Challenge Climate Change Event

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We are delighted to invite you to Argyll and Bute’s climate change challenge event on Saturday 6th November from 12-4pm in the Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre. Each of us can do something to support and maintain the natural resources we all need to live our lives. This event will showcase the work the council […]

Cascade September 2021

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This month, we’ve got information about the Learning Awards, Cosla’s Social Renewal Campaign, the Education Climate Change Summit, and some great people – Fergus Thomson, our staycation warder who helped a family in an emergency situation, and Ashleigh Conner who has just completed her HVV licence

Council to host Education Climate Summit next month

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Schools, voluntary organisations, charities and businesses from across Argyll and Bute will come together next month to host Argyll and Bute Council’s first ever Education Climate Summit. The event will take place via an online platform on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October – a week before COP 26 – and will see a range […]