Stuart Liddell, MBE

Stuart Liddell

Congratulations to Stuart Liddell on officially receiving his MBE for services to piping and music education. Stuart, a piping instructor with the council and Pipe Major of Inveraray and District Pipe Band, received the prestigious accolade from HRH the Princess Royal at a special ceremony in Windsor Castle

Hermitage Park awarded fourth Green Flag

path in hermitage park

Congratulations to everyone involved in managing Hermitage Park in Helensburgh. Following the transformation of the Park, Keep Scotland Beautiful has awarded Green Flag status for the fourth consecutive year. Read more about the award

Happy retirement Iain

Iain MacKinnon

A well-known face in Oban is retiring from the council after 45 years of service. Iain MacKinnon began working with Argyll and Bute District Council as a student when he was just 18 and worked his way up the career ladder to become Argyll and Bute Council’s Environmental Health Manager for the west – a […]

Congratulations Nicole


Congratulations to Nicole Anderson who works in the Economic Growth Team. Nicole is the Scottish and British Taekwon-Do champion. You can read all about her achievement in the latest issue of Cascade.

Congratulations to David Mitchell

David Mitchell, Head Teacher of Dunoon Grammar School

Congratulations to Dunoon Grammar School’s Head Teacher, David Mitchell who is in the running to become Head Teacher of the Year at the 2023 Scottish Education Awards. Read the latest Cascade to find out from David how he feels about the nomination.

Comic Relief congratulations

Women laying on the floor with their heads next to each other smiling at the camera

Huge congratulations to Education colleagues, Susan Tyre, Maggie Jeffrey, Anne Margaret Houston, Esther Clarke, Aileen Melville, Marie Barr and Alison Munro who took part in a 24-hour dance-a-thon to raise money for this year’s Comic Relief. Read the latest issue of Cascade to find out how much they raised

Education colleagues in 24-Hour Red Nose Day Danceathon

Susan Tyre, Maggie Jeffrey, Anne Margaret Houston, Esther Clarke, Aileen Melville, Marie Barr and Alison Munro.

Our colleagues in Education are dusting off their dancing shoes in preparing for Red Nose Day 2023. Back in 2019, they took part in a dance-a-thon and raised over £3000. This year, they will be on their feet again as they kick off a continuous 24-hour disco extravaganza on Thursday 16 March. They’ll be dancing […]

Just for fun – get to know your colleagues

Ross McLaughlin, Head of Commercial Services

How much do you know about your colleagues? Our regular Just for Fun quiz features in Cascade every month. In the latest issue, can you guess who used to caddy for Mike Tyson, Stephen Hendry and Jack Nicklaus? Who starred in a film with Emma Thompson and who claimed to be an art expert to […]

Christmas e-Card competition winner

Image shows 4 swimmers in the Holy Loch wearing Christmas hats.

Congratulations to Alison Munro who has won this year’s Christmas e-Card photography competition with her fantastic image ‘A Christmas Eve Dook in the Holy Loch’. Alison is our Principle Teacher at Dunoon Primary, who is currently working on the Maximising Attendance Project with the Educational Psychology Service. Thanks to everyone who sent in a photo.