Argyll and Bute launches active travel app

Argyll and Bute Council has launched an app to support walking and cycling in its Mid Argyll area. Features include over 50 points of interest, links to local visitor information sources, and over 30 ‘eye spy’ games and challenges. Named Discover Dalriada Mid Argyll, it provides details of seven self-guided trails, with maps and detailed […]

Roads’ investment brings steady improvement in Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute Council has allocated £8 million pounds to this year’s roads’ reconstruction programme, taking investment over the past 10 years to more than £80 million. Using this investment to focus on stopping deterioration, and where possible improve road condition, has been a successful approach, according to an independent evaluation of Argyll and Bute […]

Driving forward changes to reduce emissions in Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute continues to lead the way in its approach to tackling the climate emergency, according to the council. At a meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee, the council’s Climate Change Board provided an update on some of the recent activity aimed at ensuring Argyll and Bute meets its Net Zero targets. A […]

Council successfully wins fund for “cleaner, greener” fleet

Argyll and Bute Council has been successful in securing almost £100,000 of funding for electric vehicle chargers at council offices, depots and schools. Transport Scotland invites local authorities to bid for funding through its competitive Switched on Fleets initiative. The fund is designed to enable the transition of older petrol and diesel vehicles to cleaner, […]

New proposals to link Helensburgh and Garelochhead in Argyll and Bute

Providing a safer route for walkers, cyclists and wheelers between Helensburgh and HMNB Clyde, as the first phase of the route to Garelochhead, is another step closer with new proposed plans unveiled. Following extensive community engagement, Argyll and Bute Council has included feedback from the community and created new proposals for the active travel route. […]

£684,000 active travel investment for Campbeltown

Investment of over £684,000 to widen pedestrian routes, build a new cycleway and improve bus stops will make it safer and easier for pedestrians, cyclists and bus users to travel between Ralston Road and Meadows Avenue in Campbeltown. Work starts this week to construct the new cycleway linking Ralston Road, Campbeltown Hospital to Limecraigs Road, […]

£8m roads improvement programme for Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute Council’s Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee has endorsed an £8m roads improvement programme for the area. This sum includes an additional £2.6 million, approved at last month’s budget meeting. The overall budget is divided `based on the area of road network. For example, there is a greater road surface area in Oban, […]

Roads a significant part of Argyll and Bute’s budget

Roads, schools, bins, public toilets and the local economy – all benefit from investment in the budget set today by Argyll and Bute Council for 2022/23. Council Leader, Councillor Robin Currie said: “We listen to our communities. This budget invests in what people tell us matters most to them. “We are increasing investment in our […]


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