School children boarding boat to get to school

CEX update – ongoing recovery and national support

I know that many of you are still involved with ongoing recovery works from the storms in October. We continue to make progress, replacing bridges and stabilising hillsides. A lot of hard work is going on across all services and we continue to receive positive feedback. A reminder that you can read the latest updates on our service status page.

You may have caught the BBC news today, featuring some of the work and solutions we have brought in following the landslip at Ardfern. The piece highlights the effects of climate change, the challenges we are facing and the call for additional national funding to help keep Argyll and Bute moving. It includes an interview with Jim Smith, Head of Roads and Infrastructure and some of the pupils catching the boat to school.

If you missed it, you can read about it on the BBC News website or watch the BBC News at 1pm, 6pm or on iPlayer.

Read more about how councillors from different political parties are working together to campaign for more national support for Argyll and Bute. 

Christmas eCard competition

It’s that time of year where I ask all budding photographers to send in your winter images. This year, we’re looking for three different photos for myself, the Leader and the Provost.

To enter, send your photo to by Monday 27th November.

Please include the following:

  • Add Christmas card competition in the subject line
  • The name of the person who took the picture 
  • A brief description of the image including location

All three winners will receive a small prize. The standard has been fantastic over the years, so I look forward to seeing your entries.

Have a lovely weekend.


Pippa Milne
Chief Executive