A week of celebrations

Last week I mentioned the importance of continued learning and this week the theme continues as I pay tribute to everyone who attended our virtual Learning Awards. It was a real honour to present some of the awards at the event and meet so many of you. We host the ceremony to celebrate employees who […]

Learning from others and Epilepsy Awareness Month

Aberdeen City Council CEO, Angela Scott with Argyll and Bute CEO, Pippa Milne

I think it was Henry Ford who said that anyone who keeps learning, stays young. A useful mantra for us all! Earlier this week, I visited Aberdeen City Council, with colleagues from the Executive Leadership Team. We were there to learn more about their remarkable and very unique journey to transform how they do business […]

H: drive reminder

MS 365 logo

What is happening to my H: drive? We are currently migrating our core ICT systems to Microsoft 365. This is designed to make simple day-to-day tasks easier and to help us work together and more efficiently across the council. As part of that migration, your H: drive is being replaced by OneDrive, part of the […]

Wellbeing Wednesday 10 November 2021

Jane Fowler – Head of Customer Support Service Hello and Happy Wednesday everyone! Phew it’s dark! It really does make quite a difference when the clocks change. Are you all managing to get outside while it is still daylight? Do try – it makes a big and positive difference. Even if it is raining…. This […]

Employee Benefit Scheme – get the festive season all wrapped up.

Black Friday image showing a range of electrical goods on offer

Beat the festive rush with 1000s of gifts fulfilled by John Lewis & Partners and Currys available through our Home and Electronics staff benefit. From terrific toys and tech items to fragrances, jewellery, entertainment must-haves and more, you can get a head start on the festive season while spreading the cost through manageable monthly salary […]

Wellbeing Wednesday 20 October 2021

Jane Fowler – Head of Customer Support Services Hello and welcome to this week’s WBW. We have lots of very practical information for you this week – and as with all of our wellbeing topics, although today’s issues may not apply to you directly, they are very likely to affect your family, friends or colleagues […]

Free peer coaching service for social workers

The Social Work logo

The Social Work Professional Support Service offers free peer coaching to social workers practicing here in Scotland. The service has recently recruited several Scottish coaches, with expertise in a range of specialism areas, who are ready and waiting to take bookings. Get in touch here: Request for Peer Coaching – Scotland – The Social Work […]

Blue bin recycling service to start in Kintyre and Gigha

A hand squashing a plastic bottle

The new blue bin recycling service for Kintyre and Gigha will start from 4 October. The new service is designed to make it more convenient for people in Kintyre to recycle. It will be sustainable in the long-term as new government legislation for waste disposal and recycling comes into place. The new dates for scheduled […]

Strictly star to join Dunoon Grammar in global education event encore

Dunoon Grammar School pupils

Dunoon Grammar will take to the global stage once again when staff and pupils deliver a virtual seminar at this year’s World Education Week. After becoming the first Scottish school to deliver a session at the prestigious worldwide education showpiece last year, the school has again been invited to present an hour-long workshop to showcase […]

City status bid for Oban on the agenda

Leader and Provost on a recent trip to Oban

“We have to be ambitious for Argyll and Bute. We have to consider all opportunities to grow our economy.” These were the words of the Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, Councillor Robin Currie, in advance of a Council meeting which will consider bidding for city status for Oban. As part of the Queen’s platinum […]