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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Table of Contents Chief Executive’s Update Nothing makes me happier than seeing people enjoying success in a job they love, and next month’s Learning Awards will allow us to celebrate just some of the achievements that our friends and colleagues in the council and HSCP have had over the last 18 months. This is something […]

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 […]

Cascade August 2021

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Table of Contents Chief Executive’s update I’m really proud to work alongside such a fantastic team of colleagues in Argyll and Bute. As I talk to you daily, I continue to be bowled over by the lengths you all go to in delivering our services – often under really difficult circumstances. I can’t thank you […]

Well done Stephen

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Congratulations to Stephen Crichton, supervisor of our Glengorm Landfill Site, Isle of Mull, who has passed his Certificate of Technical Competence (COTC) issued by the Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board. This qualification is a work-based award which involved completing units covering health and safety, on site operations, and waste management legislation. This certificate demonstrates that […]

Pupils’ achievements celebrated as Council approves annual Education Plan

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The successes and achievements of children, young people and school staff across Argyll and Bute were celebrated today when the Council’s Community Services Committee approved its annual Education Plan for 2021/22. The plan is prepared in line with the requirements of the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000, and brings together a range of information […]

An education service to be proud of

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Great things are happening in Argyll and Bute Council’s education service. At a meeting of the Community Services Committee today, members were presented with the Annual Performance Review which shows positive progress across many areas of the service. For example: The education counselling service is supporting a large number of children and young people, since […]

Cascade June

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Table of Contents Chief Executive’s Update Can you believe we’re half way through the year already? I don’t know where the last six months have gone but I for one am looking forward to taking some time off work soon to recharge my batteries. Covid restrictions mean we can’t travel where we’d perhaps like this […]

Improvements for Care Experienced Children and Young People

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School attendance and exclusion rates among Care Experienced Children and Young People have fallen over the last 12 months, as a result of a number measures put into place by Argyll and Bute Council. The council was awarded a grant of £122,400 from the Scottish Attainment Challenge Care Experienced Children and Young People Fund 2020/21, […]