Service Status

The latest information about roads, bins, ferry, schools and other council services can be found here.

You can also keep up to date with the latest information about school, office and road closures by:

For updates on the status of the A83 Rest and be Thankful, and the Old Military Road, please see the Traffic Scotland website

Current disruptions

This page was last updated: Wed, 29/03/2023 - 20:14
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Campbeltown Grammar School Last updated: 29 Mar 2023 - 10:11
(originally posted: 29 Mar 2023 - 10:11)

Campbeltown Grammar School is closed due to a power outage, the problem is expected to be fixed later today and the school should re-open as normal tomorrow (30th March).

Campbeltown Nursery Centre Last updated: 29 Mar 2023 - 10:35
(originally posted: 29 Mar 2023 - 10:35)

Campbeltown Nursery is closed due to a power outage which is expected to be repaired later today.  The nursery should open as normal tomorrow (30th March).

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Recycling Collection - MAKI Last updated: Wed, 29/03/2023 - 20:14
(originally posted: Wed, 29/03/2023 - 20:14)

Due to issues we have missed collection of Recycling Waste in Tayvallich & Achnamara. Next collection will be 31.03.2023.

LIMITED ACCESS RECYCLING ROUTE - COWAL Last updated: Mon, 27/03/2023 - 15:00
(originally posted: Mon, 27/03/2023 - 15:00)

Due to a vehicle breakdown the recycling bins scheduled to be uplifted on the Limited Access route were not completed today. Please leave your bin our for collection.

Areas affected are:

•Toward Farm

•Gortanansaig Farm

•MOD Fuel Terminal

• Loch Striven Cottages

• Strathclyde Cottage

•Along to Loch Striven Estate


Islay recycling Last updated: Thu, 23/03/2023 - 09:47
(originally posted: Thu, 23/03/2023 - 09:47)

Due to an ongoing issue with our recycling vehicle there are delays to the collection of blue bins on Islay

All commercial premises will be missed today and we are aware that household collections were missed in Port Charlotte and the west earlier in the week 

We will update our website once a new collection date is available

We apologise for any inconvenience 

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Electrical Vehicle Charger faults Last updated: 24 Feb 2023 - 15:46 (originally posted: 28 Jun 2022 - 12:17)

We have a number of faults with EVC chargers across Argyll and Bute at the moment, please see info below. Please visit ChargePlace Scotland | Scotland's Public EV Charging Network for full EVC status

  • The Avenue Car Park, Inverary
  • Lorn Street, Lochgilphead
  • Manse Brae, Lochgilphead
  • Alexandra Parade, Dunoon
  • Loch Long Car Park, Arrochar
  • West Clyde Street, Helensburgh

 We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Smiddy Lane Lochgilphead Last updated: 22 Dec 2022 - 12:11 (originally posted: 17 Aug 2022 - 08:02)

There will be no access from Colchester Square to Smiddy Lane (up to Icon Hairdressers) from 28th August 2022 to 30th June 2023, or until works are completed, whichever is earliest.

The rest of Smiddy Lane will be accessible through the entrance on Lorne Street.

Alternative routes will be signed appropriately

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Ardrishaig Bus Stop Closure Last updated: 1 Dec 2022 - 09:38 (originally posted: 1 Dec 2022 - 09:38)

As part of the ongoing works at Ardrishaig the bus stop is closed, a temporary bus stop is located approximately 100m south of the original bus stop adjacent to the southern car park.

Ardrishaig North car park closed from 29th August Last updated: 9 Aug 2022 - 12:11 (originally posted: 9 Aug 2022 - 12:11)

Due to the Ardrishaig Public Realm regeneration works, the north car park in Ardrishaig will be closed from 29th August 2022 to April 2023.

The south car park should remain available and unaffected during the works.

Access to the public toilet and North Hall will also remain during the period of works and pedestrians should follow any safety signage in these locations.

The Argyll Kayak Trail launch point will be closed but alternative access to the shore can be found south of Ardrishaig Harbour.

Further information can be found at Ardrishaig Public Realm

B8001 Skipness to Claonaig road Last updated: 23 Mar 2022 - 16:47 (originally posted: 12 Mar 2021 - 16:56)

The B8001 Skipness to Claonaig is open.

The road had previously suffered some damage which has been temporarily repaired.

The road will ultimately need to be realigned – survey and design work is currently ongoing.

B8001 road disruption location map

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East Abercrombie Street - Helensburgh Last updated: 16 Feb 2023 - 11:14 (originally posted: 16 Feb 2023 - 11:14)

We are aware of ongoing lighting faults on East Abercrombie Street in Helensburgh.

Our team will continue to carry out further investigation work to determine the fault 

Mull - B8035 Through Salen From A848 Junction To Kennedys Garage Last updated: 28 Oct 2022 - 09:41 (originally posted: 28 Oct 2022 - 09:41)

We are aware o f faults on the B8035 Salen.

We require the assistance of SSE for a new connection. We have requested a quote for this work and once this has been accepted we will provide a further update advising of a target completion date 

Lynn road Last updated: 28 Oct 2022 - 09:37 (originally posted: 18 Feb 2022 - 18:14)

** Due to the volume of traffic at this location this work has been scheduled for January to minimise disruption as much as possible 

After further innvestigation the streetlighting on Lynn road requires a new supply connection. We have requested this from SSE and will provide an update to this notice once we have a target completion date from them 

Kind regards

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Oban streetlights Last updated: 2 Nov 2022 - 13:31 (originally posted: 2 Nov 2022 - 13:31)

Dark lamps in Oban will be attended to as part of the ongoing LED replacement scheme 

Please do not report dark lamps until the LED scheme has completed. 


The scheme is scheduled to complete in 3 weeks and we will update our page when this has finished.

Dark areas such as afull street will still be attended to

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Gartbreck landfill site Last updated: Fri, 24/03/2023 - 11:09
(originally posted: Fri, 24/03/2023 - 11:08)

On Wednesday 29th March there will be a power outage at Gartbreck landfill site on Islay.

The site will remain open however our weigh bridge facility will not be in use. This means that any commercial waste customer visiting the site will be charged the maximun carrying capacity of the vehicle used to take the waste to site

We advise that all commercail waste customer hold on to their waste until power has bee restored 

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There are currently no reported disruptions to council run ferries.

You can get updates on ferry sailings on individual ferry operator websites

Caledonian MacBrayne (Calmac) Ferry Service Status.
Western Ferries - Hunter's Quay (Dunoon) - McInroy's Point (Gourock) ferry service status

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Online council tax system currently unavailable - Last updated: Wed, 29/03/2023 - 16:50
(originally posted: Wed, 29/03/2023 - 16:50)

Our Council Tax Portal is currently unavailable due to a fault – this is ongoing with our software company who are dealing with it as a matter of urgency. This means you will not be able to log into your council tax account at this time. If you do try to login in, you will get an error message. 

Until such times at the fault is fixed payment or contact can be made as follows:-

General Council Tax Enquiries - 01546 605511

  • To speak with an operator and/or to obtain a copy of your Council Tax bill

Council Tax Payments

We apologise for any inconvenience.