New LEON course – managing data

Connect for success

Part of Connect for Success is sharing knowledge, effort and resources to do the best job possible for and with our communities. This includes how we use data to help inform decision-making in the council.   We all deal with data every day at work. This can include everything from customer contact information to health and safety […]

Happy Friday

Tarbert by Jackie Turnbull

Thanks to Jackie Turnbull for sharing this stunning image of Tarbert. We love seeing your pictures of Argyll and Bute. Keep sending them in to

Staff discounts

A graphic illustrating the range of benefits including home electronics, cycle scheme, travel and leisure

From discounts on washing machines, pet insurance, bouquets of flowers to high street vouchers, gym membership  and savings on bikes for the whole family, the Employee Benefits Scheme delivers a range of benefits and savings. Find out more information including how to register

Have you downloaded the new Help@hand App?

Help at hand app screen

Our new Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) includes access to an app that offers total health and wellbeing support for you and your eligible family members. Other benefits include: To download the app, follow these steps   Contact for the secure PIN code, you will need this to register for services with the App. Go […]

Final part of the 2023/24 pay settlement

We issued a Newsflash in December to let you know that the pay settlements for 2023/24 for Chief Officers and non-teaching-staff had concluded, and payment would be in two parts, as explained below. What have we done so far? You can find details of the final 2023/24 hourly rates for each spinal column point including […]

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 […]

Win a £50 Argyll and Bute gift card

Our better journeys campaign aims to encourage more people to mix and match their journeys and use the car less, where you can, when you can.  If you lift share or take the bus to work, cycle or walk to school with the kids, take a photo and enter our competition. You could win a […]

Calling all photographers

We’re always looking for images and short videos of Argyll and Bute to use to help promote the area and council to people as a great place to live and work. The images can be landscape shots or include outdoor activities or wildlife. We would love to hear from you. Please send any footage/images to […]

Microsoft 365 and digital skills survey


Background As part of Connect for Success, we are looking at ways to make every day work easier and enable you to take control of your own workload making use of the technology available to use.   Last year, we asked you to take part in a digital skills survey to address any gaps to […]

Start planning for retirement – online course

Image shows a notebook open with the words retirement plan above a bar chart. On the desk is also a calculator and coloured pencils

Are your retirement savings on track? Do you know how much income your pension savings may provide? And have you thought about how much income you might need when you retire? Financial education specialists Affinity Connect would like to invite you to attend an interactive online course. Dates available are: Course Dates Times Pension Scheme […]