Latest Cascade

Campbeltown by Claire Tromans

In this issue Campbeltown by Claire Tromans International Women’s Day National Registrars Day Better journeys photo competition  Free bikes for Mid-Argyll Council golf day New training for managers Children’s rights in Scotland  ICT Acceptable Use Policy Jim’s healing garden  Pippa’s intro International Women’s Day takes place next week, so in this month’s Cascade we talk […]

Happy Friday

Donkeys on Islay by Kerry Gillespie

Here’s a happy face to end the week! Thanks to everyone for sending in your photos and videos taken across Argyll and Bute. We’re always looking for content to help promote the area and the council as a great place to live and work. Please keep them coming to Thanks to Kerry Gillespie for […]

CEX update – budget, data and better journeys

Small change, big difference

We all use and produce information of different kinds to deliver our day-to-day services. As you may know, our Data Advisory Group is looking at how the council could put this data to more use in helping us work effectively. Look out for details coming soon about training in making data work for you. Many […]

CEX update – delivering our services


I am always pleased to hear from you with questions you have for me. This week I’ve been asked about the council’s budget, and also about the long term future for local government. With funding being increasingly limited across the public sector, work is being done at different levels to develop a sustainable future for […]

Primary one registration

Girl sitting at desk drawing on paper

Children who turn five between 1 March 2024 and 28 February 2025 can be registered for primary school during the week beginning Monday 15 January 2024. To register your child for this year’s intake, or for further information, including how to make a placing request and how to request early entry to primary school visit: If you […]

CEX update – weather work and progress

Road at Ardfern

Standing up for Argyll and Bute and its communities is a key part of the role of Chief Executive and councillors. We do that in different ways, from working through CoSLA, attending national forums, or raising the needs of the area directly with national Government. This week a focus has been on calling for fair […]

December Cascade out now

Welfare rights staff sitting round the table eating their Christmas dinner

In this issue Pippa’s Christmas message Christmas lunch at Kilmory Lochgilphead Team raise £600 Have yourself a merry green Christmas A first for Scotland  Make it a better journey New training modules Christmas leftover ideas Pippa’s Christmas message As we fast approach the end of the year, it’s important to reflect on everything your hard […]

Kilmory Christmas menu 11 – 15 December

Mince pies on a plate

£17.50 per person£7.50 non refundable deposit(Please pre-order, and advise any allergies)Pre-order at least 48 hours before the day by calling the canteen on 01546 604212 or email —————————————————————————————————————– Spiced Carrot Soup (ve gf) Porcini Mushroom Arancini with Micro Herbs and Spicy Mayo (v) Smoked Salmon Sourdough Bruschetta (df) ——————————————————————————————————————- Traditional Roast Turkey with all the […]

CEX update – ongoing recovery and national support

School children boarding boat to get to school

I know that many of you are still involved with ongoing recovery works from the storms in October. We continue to make progress, replacing bridges and stabilising hillsides. A lot of hard work is going on across all services and we continue to receive positive feedback. A reminder that you can read the latest updates […]

CEX update – pay award

Pay award

With Pippa taking well-earned leave, you have me this week for the Chief Executive’s update and I can share some positive news about the pay award following discussions between COSLA and the unions. *The following applies to all SJC and Chief Officer employees who are on the council’s SLGE and Chief Officer pay grades. Following […]