An easier way to book your training


We know from your feedback, that booking training courses via MyView wasn’t the easiest process.   As part of Connect for Success, we want to improve processes that help make every day work easier for you. This includes the way we access training.   We’ve listened to your requests to make the process simpler and I’m pleased […]

CEX update – looking after our mental health

We all have mental health. It affects how we feel and experience our day-to-day life. Often though it’s not something we speak about as openly as we speak about our physical health.  Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week so today I’d like to speak to you about our mental health and taking steps to […]

Wellbeing Webinar – Musculoskeletal Detective 15th May, 10.00 – 11.00 am

Young woman standing and holding her back in pain.

According to the World Health Organisation, up to 1 in 3 people live with a painful musculoskeletal condition. People at all stages of life suffer from these conditions, the most common being osteoarthritis, back and neck pain, bone fragility, and rheumatoid arthritis. Risk factors include inadequate physical activity, obesity, smoking and poor nutrition. For those […]

Northern lights, Kilmartin

Thanks to our colleague Chris Carr, for sharing these spectacular images of the norther lights, taken at Kilmartin a few weeks ago.  If you’re out and about across Argyll and Bute, we would love to see your photos. Please send to

Councillor Robin Currie

Robbin Currie

With great sadness we learned this morning of the sudden passing of Councillor Robin Currie. Robin served his beloved Islay, and Argyll and Bute more widely, for almost 40 years as a councillor with Argyll and Bute Council, and Argyll and Bute District Council before that. He held different roles during that time, contributing to […]

Looking for a rental property

Does anyone know of a property to let in the Stirling area (urban or rural) for a young professional couple who are moving into that area. Preferably with some private outside space. If so please contact Jo Rains on 01369 707124 or email

CEX update – health, well and wellbeing support


I know we’re all busy juggling lots of different demands. This week I want to highlight the Employee Assistance Programme. With the programme, comes a free 24/7 confidential helpline and the Help@Hand app. Here, you have access to a range of support from remote GP appointments when you need fast access to a doctor to […]

April Cascade

young lamb in field

In this issue Meet the new Administration Long service awards An easier way to book your training   Have you nominated yet? Reduce, reuse, recycle Better journeys  Photo ID for voting Useful groups – here to help Money matters Meet the new administration Councillor Jim Lynch, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council We now have new […]

Campbeltown lambs

Thanks to Aileen MacLennan in Comms, for taking this pic of lambs enjoying the spring sunshine, at her parent’s home near Campbeltown. Keep sending your Argyll and Bute photos to We’d love to share more.