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 wellbeing@argyll-bute.gov.uk for the secure PIN code, you will need this to register for services with the App. Go […]

CEX update – budget planning

Letter blocks spelling 2023-24 Budget

“When everything matters, how do you decide what gets funding and what doesn’t?” This is a question that I’ve been asked recently as the council prepares to balance its budget for next year. Everything the council does matters in some way to life in Argyll and Bute. Budget limitations mean though that councils can’t do […]

CEX update – delivering our services


I am always pleased to hear from you with questions you have for me. This week I’ve been asked about the council’s budget, and also about the long term future for local government. With funding being increasingly limited across the public sector, work is being done at different levels to develop a sustainable future for […]

New Pilates class in Helensburgh

A new class starts in the annex at Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on Monday evenings. The classes are £8 each, or if you would like to attend both, you get the second class for £4. To book, please get in touch with Kayleigh (details below)

Christmas eCard competition winners

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Thanks to everyone who sent in photographs for this year’s competition. We asked you to submit entries to help design three different eCards, for the Chief Executive, Leader and Provost.  The standard was really high which made judging difficult. Congratulations to Anita Goldie, Helen Brown and Kerry Mathers for their fantastic winning images. 

Have your say on Oban Municipal Harbour plans

Argyll and Bute Council is inviting members of the public to have their say on plans to create a Municipal Harbour Authority in Oban when its six-week statutory public consultation goes live on Thursday (30 November). The council is already the Harbour Authority for Oban North Pier, and while CMAL/CalMac and Northern Lighthouse all have […]

Levelling up funding announcement of £20 million for Argyll and Bute

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Argyll and Bute is one of a small number of council areas in Scotland to receive levelling up funding – £20 million – announced in yesterday’s UK Government Autumn Statement. Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, Councillor Robin Currie said: “This is very welcome news. Economic success for Argyll and Bute matters for all of […]

Wellbeing Wednesday Monthly Edition

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Wednesday 9th August 2023 Jane Fowler – Head of Customer Support Services Hello and welcome to this month’s Wellbeing update. I hope everyone who has had a break enjoyed it as much as I did during this year’s Argyll Staycation! This month we have lots of goodies for you as usual starting with cycling – […]


We have partnered with Superwellness to bring you a series of live webinars on a range of subjects which are affected by the way we eat and which can us to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can watch recordings of the webinars on Wellbeing Webinars page and see some of the resources, including factsheets and […]

Joint/Musculoskeletal Support

Online Physio Pilot We are currently running a pilot for online Physiotherapy Services for anyone who is not currently receiving physiotherapy via the NHS and who may benefit from early intervention. The service is provided via PAM, our Occupational Health provider. Referrals can be made via the Wellbeing Team – email: wellbeing@argyll-bute.gov.uk or call 01546 604618 In order to […]