Lochdonhead gains gold!

Lochdonhead Primary School has received gold accreditation in UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School programme. UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is awarded to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s’ rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights […]

New funding for Ulva housing initiative

The drive to grow the population of Argyll and Bute’s island communities has been boosted with the award of new support from the council’s Strategic Housing Fund. Councillors have approved additional funding of £90k for six affordable houses on Ulva, to be delivered by the North West Mull Community Woodland Company (NWMCWC). This investment supports […]

Ballot on extending Oban’s BID status approved

Argyll and Bute Council has given the go-ahead for a ballot to extend the Business Improvement District (BID) in Oban for another five years. A BID is an area in which businesses invest and work together, to improve the trading environment for businesses, their customers and visitors. BIDs can only exist if there is support […]

Pupils and staff prepare for summer break

Pupils and staff in schools across Argyll and Bute will break up for their summer holidays this week. Thanking them for their hard work and wishing them a happy, restful summer, the council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: “I would like to wish our schools staff, early years practitioners, and children and […]

UK first – school meals delivered by drone

Loading school meals on to the drone

Pupils in remote parts of Argyll and Bute could soon have their school meals delivered by drone. In a UK first, Argyll and Bute Council is teaming up with leading drone specialists Skyports to trial the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in delivering school meals. Flying from Oban Airport, the trial involves delivering meals […]

Dunoon Grammar in the running for World’s Best School

Dunoon Grammar is in the running to become the World’s Best School after reaching the final 10 of TheT4 Education World’s Best Schools Award for Community Collaboration. Head Teacher David Mitchell made the announcement at a special ceremony in the school this morning (Thursday) as delighted pupils, staff and guests raised the roof in celebration. Dunoon Grammar is the […]

Dunoon Grammar wins at Scottish Education Awards

Dunoon Grammar School is the winner of the Gaelic Education Award at this year’s Scottish Education Awards held in Glasgow today (Wednesday). The award recognises early learning and childcare settings and schools that have developed a positive culture of continuous improvement in relation to Gaelic Medium and Gaelic Learner Education. Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead […]

<strong>Ambitious infrastructure plans help drive Argyll and Bute forward</strong>

Ambitious plans for multi-million pound investment in improving and maintaining Argyll and Bute’s roads, bridges and marine infrastructure and supporting day-to-day services for residents have been outlined to councillors. At its meeting today (Thursday 2 June) the Environment, Development and Infrastructure (EDI) Committee considered progress on a wide-ranging programme of initiatives, funded by the council […]

Plans progress to support economic recovery

A person holds an Argyll and Bute gift card

Argyll and Bute Council is progressing a programme of regeneration projects to help communities and businesses recover from the impact of the pandemic. Ongoing place based investment and regeneration is helping with the economic recovery with signs that employment levels are improving across the area. The regeneration and investment initiatives include: Conservation Area Regeneration Schemes […]

Staycation measures will boost responsible tourism

Protecting Argyll and Bute’s stunning scenery and further enhancing its visitor appeal is the aim of a new range of tourism measures unveiled this week. In response to concerns about the impact of irresponsible visitor behaviour, councillors have approved additional investment and a range of measures. They include: Recruitment of four new wardens to help […]