Latest news from Our Modern Workspace – June 2022

Argyll House, Dunoon

Returning to offices As we move forward with hybrid working, we are starting to hold more face-to-face meetings. They are a great way to catch up with teammates you may not have seen for over two years. Some of you may have never met each other! Seeing colleagues in person helps teams gel again and […]

Planning a plan?

Oban Marina by Donald Melville

Planning a plan? I want to cut down on paperwork, bureaucracy and avoidable obstacles, to create more time for us all to get our jobs done. As part of that, I’d like to reduce the number of strategies and plans produced across the council. If you are going to be developing a new strategy or […]

New funding for Ulva housing initiative

The drive to grow the population of Argyll and Bute’s island communities has been boosted with the award of new support from the council’s Strategic Housing Fund. Councillors have approved additional funding of £90k for six affordable houses on Ulva, to be delivered by the North West Mull Community Woodland Company (NWMCWC). This investment supports […]

Ballot on extending Oban’s BID status approved

Argyll and Bute Council has given the go-ahead for a ballot to extend the Business Improvement District (BID) in Oban for another five years. A BID is an area in which businesses invest and work together, to improve the trading environment for businesses, their customers and visitors. BIDs can only exist if there is support […]

June Cascade – out now

Colin pictured centre with two members of staff from Mull and Iona Community Hospital delivering the TV's

The latest issue of Cascade is now available In this issue: Our famous refuse collector donates to charity A much-loved teacher retires after 47 years Discover free days out for the school holidays Latest discounts with the employee benefit scheme Find out more about our Welfare Rights team Save money with a free home energy […]

Wellbeing Survey


To help us shape the services we bring to you, please take the time to complete our wellbeing survey, the more we know, the more we can help! Wellbeing Survey – Help Us to Help You! (

Cascade June 2022

Chief Executive’s introduction Welcome to the June issue of Cascade. In this issue, we pay tribute to a fantastic ‘celebrity’ colleague who not only does a great job but also raises funds for local charities using photos taken on his bin route. It’s the start of school holidays so find out more about how to […]

Wellbeing walk – 6th July

Wellbeing walk

If you are in or around mid Argyll on Wednesday 6th July, why not meet up with colleagues for a wellbeing lunchtime walk. Meet at Kilmory car park at 12.10pm. Please email the wellbeing inbox if you are planning to come. Let us know if you have any special requests or needs so they can […]

Next steps and well done to …

I’ve had a lot of open, honest feedback about what gets in the way of you doing your job, and also good ideas about what could help us all meet the challenges ahead. Thank you for all of it. I am using this information to develop in more detail supportive, effective ways of working, based […]

Congratulations to the Communications Team

Well done to the Communications Team who have won In-House Communications Team of the Year at the PRCA Scotland Awards 2022. The team was recognised for the difference their work makes to people’s day-to-day lives, for their budget-free #abplace2b campaign that is making a difference for the area, and the high impact of work produced […]