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 […]

Cascade May 2022

Boats at Campbeltown by Nicole Docherty

Chief Executive’s introduction Welcome to the May issue of Cascade. This month, find out more about how technology is helping us manage visitor access when offices are open more widely to the public and we congratulate Port Ellen Primary School on winning a very special award. If you love vintage cars and planes, you don’t […]

Cascade April 2022

Chief Executive’s introduction Welcome to the April issue of Cascade. This month, we celebrate a husband and wife duo who together, have worked for the council for over 70 years. What a fantastic achievement! I am incredibly proud of the council’s Growing our Own initiative that offers opportunities for young people at the start of […]

Cascade March 2022

Images shows Shonna in the Arctic with snow in the background

Chief Executive’s Introduction In this issue we hear about how one member of staff quite literally had a lucky break which led her to find a hobby she is passionate about, as well as a husband! Find out about the vital role that Council employees have played in processing business grants to help businesses deal […]

Cascade February 2022

A wedding on a beach

Table of Contents Chief Executive’s update In this issue find out more about the work of our Registrars who do an amazing job facilitating 600 marriages and civil partnership ceremonies here in Argyll and Bute each year. We welcome a new appointment in our Education service and find out what the priorities are for the […]

Cascade January

Moya and Lisa pictured on the beach after wild swimming

Chief Executive’s update Pippa Milne, Chief Executive   Welcome to the first Cascade of 2022. I hope everyone had a lovely festive break. It’s great to see the days starting to stretch a bit – a positive sign that spring is on the way. This can be difficult time of year for many people, however, […]

November Cascade

Image of people taking part in a marine exercise

Table of Contents Chief Executive’s Update   As we race towards the end of the year, thoughts turn to Christmas shopping. It’s been incredibly challenging for our local businesses throughout the pandemic. In this issue, find out how we are encouraging people to spend local this Christmas to support the fantastic range of independent shops, […]

Cascade October 2021

Climate friendly Argyll and Bute logo - a hand holding a green globe

Table of Contents Chief Executive’s update As world leaders and the global media arrive in Scotland for COP26 this week, it’s important to celebrate our own efforts as we look to reduce carbon emissions across the council. In this issue, you can find out more about our Challenge Climate Change event happening in Helensburgh where […]

Cascade September 2021

A hand squashing a plastic bottle

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 […]

Cascade August 2021

a collage of dog photos in the shape of a heart

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 […]