Have your say on a proposed Tarbert walking and cycling route

Argyll and Bute Council is inviting people to have their say on a proposed walking and cycling route that will link the ferry terminals at Tarbert and Kennacraig, making it safer and easier for more people to choose to walk and cycle to nearby services and facilities. The council is seeking feedback from the local […]

Supporting Argyll and Bute’s young people

Ensuring young people develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the world of work by connecting them and their schools with employers, is having a positive effect across Argyll and Bute. Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) initiative, delivered by Argyll and Bute Council and coordinated by DYW Argyll and Bute connects local […]

Young people’s views at the heart of new education vision for Argyll and Bute

Learning life skills, a love and respect for the outdoors, being respectful and self-improvement are just some of the priorities for young people across Argyll and Bute who have provided essential insight as part of an Education consultation, that looks to shape the future of education services. Argyll and Bute Council asked for feedback to […]

Pupils build on traditional skills

Pupils from Lochgilphead High School will try their hands at joinery, roofing, plumbing, and brickwork when they attend a series of traditional skills workshops funded and delivered by Argyll and Bute Council’s Lochgilphead Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS). The workshops will take place at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) in Lochgilphead, on […]

By-election: Kintyre and the Islands Ward 2

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Argyll and Bute Council is holding a by-election for one vacancy in Ward 2, Kintyre and the Islands, on Thursday 18 July 2024.  Voters in Kintyre and the Islands will be asked to elect one councillor to represent the local communities which make up Ward 2.   To take part in this election, you must […]

Council welcomes funding for Clipper Race Food and Drink Village

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Argyll and Bute Council has received funding from EventScotland’s National Events Programme to help support a Food and Drink Village in Oban when the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race sails into town this July. The Clipper Race is a prestigious global sporting event renowned as one of the toughest endurance challenges in the world. […]

Mull housing project gets off the ground

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Argyll and Bute Council has started infrastructure works in Tobermory, Mull, for much-needed worker accommodation on the island. The lack of accommodation for workers on Mull is a strain on the local economy and existing housing stock. However, a successful bid by the council for £700,000 from the Scottish Government’s Islands Programme has enabled an […]

Free digital support for small businesses

Argyll and Bute Council’s Business Gateway Service is inviting small businesses to come forward and find out if they are eligible for a free digital review to help improve their online presence and widen their customer base. At a meeting of the Policy and Resource Committee, councillors agreed to use the remainder of the Scottish […]

Council to submit business case for Oban business park

Councillors have agreed to submit an Outline Business Case to the Scottish Government’s Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) Executive for infrastructure works to create a new business park at Oban Airport. At today’s Policy and Resources Committee, councillors agreed to apply to the TIF for £8.05m to build roads, infrastructure, servicing and site works at the […]

All hands on deck for Oban Clipper event

Preparations are well underway, as Oban gets ready to host the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race when it sails into town this summer – the first time the event has come to Scotland! Argyll and Bute Council is a Host Port Partner alongside BID4Oban and the Scottish Towns Partnership, who have part-funded the Host […]