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Great team for Argyll and Bute

Today’s a good day for anyone dreaming of a white Christmas as the song says, with snow and sleet in many places.

It’s also a day that highlights the council at the heart of people’s day–to-day lives. Our hard-working gritting teams are up long before everyone else to treat roads, some schools can’t open so move to on-line learning to keep teaching going, the Comms Team switches public messaging to safe travel support, for example checking our Roads Service’s route cameras before heading out… I could go on.

And elsewhere, services across the council are working in different ways, with partners and other agencies, to help our communities deal with rising day-to-day costs. Our Financial Inclusion and Advice Group is one example of that. You can find out more about what they do here.

You can also find information on support available on the website. Please do share with anyone you think might be interested. Thank you.

And if you’re out and about, you can check travel and weather conditions here before you go.

As I’ve said before, we’re a good team for Argyll and Bute to have on its side. If you know of any colleagues who are going above and beyond to help others, I’d love to hear about that. You are welcome to contact me at

Ports, harbours and multi-million pound investment plans

Our geography means that this council delivers services, and has expertise, that many other councils do not. For example – we run 39 ports and harbours. In this week’s podcast I have the pleasure of speaking with Marine Operations Manager Scott Reid about the various projects underway, which include a current consultation on the Dunoon Ferry Terminal open until 9th January 2023.  A consultation on Kilcreggan Pier will be launched in New Year.

Whatever you are doing this weekend, I hope you have a lovely time.


Pippa Milne

Chief Executive