winter sunrise

Calling budding photographers

Failure to plan is planning to fail as they say….which leads me in to talking about something that may feel too soon for some – Christmas cards (if it’s feeling  way too soon, sorry!)

I am asking for the help of our budding photographers in producing the council’s e-Christmas card. This goes to partner agencies, parliamentarians and others, with the photo used serving as a great advert for Argyll and Bute.

I’m looking for a wintery Argyll and Bute image to use this year. I know that many of you take great photos of the area. The backdrops many of us use in Teams meetings are great examples of your skills, with many featuring employee photos.

If you have a photo you’d like to enter, I’d ask you please to send it to by close of play on Friday 25 November. There will be a prize for the winner. There’s no need to add a festive message as I’ll do that. Thank you.

Winter Weather Ready – this week’s podcast

Now that the clocks have changed, the nights are closing in and the temperatures are dropping, we’re reminded that our roads crews and gritter drivers are on stand-by to help keep us safe on the Argyll and Bute road network. It’s a good time to listen again to my conversation with Callum Robertson, Assistant Network and Standards Manager, about what’s involved.

You can also find helpful information about being prepared for winter on the council’s Winter Weather Ready website.

Wishing you all a good weekend.


Pippa Milne

Chief Executive