Celebrating Rothesay’s regeneration

Argyll and Bute Council is inviting members of the public, shopkeepers and tenement owners along to a series of events next week to mark the completion of 13 years of successful town centre regeneration in Rothesay. The £2.8 million Rothesay Townscape Heritage (TH2) scheme has made a transformational difference to the town centre since it […]

Procurement strategy encourages local businesses to bid for contracts

Highlighting procurement opportunities for local businesses and encouraging them to bid for tenders is a key part of Argyll and Bute Council’s revised Procurement Strategy. The updated strategy was approved by councillors at a meeting of the Full Council today (Thursday) and sets out the vision, objectives, and actions that will direct and govern procurement […]

Budget set to save council services

“This budget saves the services people use. Vital council services are protected from debilitating cuts and maintained for the communities who need them.” Argyll and Bute Council today set a budget to address a £10 million+ gap in the council’s revenue budget for running services, and a nearly £30 million gap in its capital budget […]

Council to appoint housing project officer

The council is to appoint a new Housing Project Officer to help tackle the housing emergency affecting communities across Argyll and Bute. Following the council’s announcement last year that the area is experiencing an acute shortage of suitable housing and a rise in homelessness following the pandemic, the move is part of several measures it […]

Council prepares to set its budget

“Councils can only spend what we can fund. We have to make choices that deliver the most benefit possible from the limited funding we have. Setting the council’s budget will be as simple and as complex as that.” Ahead of the council setting its budget next week (22nd), Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, Councillor […]

New Crown Estate Funding to support coastal community projects

Projects in coastal communities across Argyll and Bute are set to benefit from new funding. Following confirmation that the Scottish Government has allocated the council £1,590,409 for 2023/24 from the Crown Estate Fund, councillors have given a range of initiatives the go-ahead to proceed in the coming months. The council has approved funding for the […]

Funding boost for events and festivals

Fifteen arts, culture, and sports events will benefit from around £115,000 of support from the latest round of Argyll and Bute Council’s Strategic Events and Festivals Fund (SEF). Events and festivals across Argyll and Bute to benefit are: Council Leader Robin Currie: “It can be easy to take for granted how important the arts, culture and […]

Positive report for Tayvallich Primary School and Early Learning Centre

Tayvallich pupils at their winter show

Tayvallich Primary School and Early Learning Centre are celebrating after receiving a glowing report   with ‘goods’ and ‘very goods’ across the board, from Education Scotland, following a recent inspection. The report highlighted that staff have created a culture where everyone is valued, and the strengths and skills of individual staff benefit children. Inspectors praised the […]

Views wanted on Rothesay Pavilion to Albert Pier active travel route

A proposed active travel route linking Rothesay Pavilion to the Albert Pier will make it easier and safer for more people to choose to walk and cycle to nearby services and facilities. Argyll and Bute Council is working with communities in Rothesay, HITRANS and the wider Bute community on the project, which focuses on prioritising […]

Funding available for community groups

Could your community group benefit from up to £2,500 in funding? Argyll and Bute Council Supporting Communities Fund, which helps community groups across the area deliver a variety of projects, is now open for applications for 2024/25. More information including an application form is available on the council website https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/my-community/communities-and-partnerships/supporting-communities-fund The fund has previously supported […]