Service Status

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

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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: Fri, 03/12/2021 - 11:15
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There are no reported disruptions to schools.

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Disruption to glass recycling collections on Tiree Last updated: Fri, 03/12/2021 - 11:15
(originally posted: Fri, 03/12/2021 - 11:15)

Glass recycling collections due to be done on Tiree today (Friday 3rd December) have been delayed. We will provide an update here once we have arranged a new collection date for missed bins.

Missed General Waste Bins Kintyre Area of 23rd November - update 29th November No.2 Last updated: Tue, 30/11/2021 - 09:29
(originally posted: Tue, 23/11/2021 - 17:02)

Due to a disruption, the commercial and domestic general waste uplift for Carradale, Waterfoot, Saddell, Torrisdale and Peninver was not completed on Tuesday 23rd November.

Missed bins were plannned to be collected on Saturday 27th November, but unfortunately this was not possible.  Alternative arrangements were made for these bins to be collected today, however, we unable to do so.  Missed bins in these areas will now be collected on Tuesday 30 November, so please leave your bin out for collection. Any excess waste will be collected at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Bin collections - Glenacre, Inellan Last updated: Mon, 29/11/2021 - 16:35
(originally posted: Mon, 29/11/2021 - 16:35)

Can households in Glenacre, Inelllan please present their bin for collection at the south junction (Lido side) of Glenacre on Shore Road tomorrow. This also includes bins that were missed today

We apologise for the delay in providing this update

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Recycling collections - Mull Last updated: Wed, 01/12/2021 - 10:44
(originally posted: Wed, 01/12/2021 - 10:44)

Recycling collections on the route including Lochbhuie and Lochdon in Mull due for Thursday 2nd December will now take place on Friday 3rd December.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Recycling collections - Bute Last updated: Tue, 30/11/2021 - 10:14
(originally posted: Tue, 30/11/2021 - 10:14)

Due to a vehicle breakdown, recycling uplifts scheduled for 30th November will be delayed. Please leave your bins out for collection and we will uplift as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Gallanach road re-opened beyond Kilbowie Last updated: 3 Dec 2021 - 09:41 (originally posted: 17 Nov 2021 - 14:32)

Gallanach Road in Oban now open to through traffic

Geo-Technical contractor completed removal of rocks from cliff on Wed 1st Dec

Works completed on removal of debris on carriageway Thu 2nd 

Roads now open to traffic in both directions.

Lochgilphead Front Green closed from 31st May 2021 Last updated: 24 May 2021 - 11:02 (originally posted: 28 Apr 2021 - 12:10)

Lochgilphead Front Green will be closed from 31 May through to January 2022 to enable works to be undertaken.

Further information on the plans, and updates on the progress of the works, are available on our Lochgilphead Front Green page

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

There is currently a large crack in the B8001 Skipness to Claonaig road. The road remains open and we are progressing a temporary repair which will involve filling in the crack while we design a suitable long term solution.

The permanent solution is likely to involve tying the road together with specialist steelwork which have a reasonably long lead-in time, meaning the work is unlikely to be progressed before late summer/autumn.

B8001 road disruption location map

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B8024 Glenralloch road closure Last updated: 29 Oct 2021 - 14:04 (originally posted: 29 Oct 2021 - 14:04)

Due to ongoing improvement works, the B8024 road from the C23 junction at Tarbert Golf Club to the A83 junction at Stonefield will be closed for approximately 6-8 weeks. Expected to be re-open by 4th December at the lastest

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Street lighting Faults Oban & Lorn Last updated: 11 Nov 2021 - 16:45 (originally posted: 3 Nov 2021 - 13:45)


Due to sickness absence , our electrician staff are short staffed at present.

A programme of repair works is schedlued for Oban and Lorn .

Operatives will be in the area from Monday 8th November. 

Apologies for the delay.

Argyll St - Dunoon - Result of Building Fire Last updated: 26 Aug 2021 - 11:14 (originally posted: 26 Aug 2021 - 11:14)

Street Lighting associated with Argyll St building fire is currentlly unlit.

Once access to the area has been gained , we will assess the best method of restoring the full lighting system

In the mean time we are investigating , where we can give a temporay connection , to restore some of the lights.

George Street Helensburgh Lomond Last updated: 7 Jun 2021 - 14:56 (originally posted: 4 Mar 2021 - 14:02)

George Street  Helensburgh  Lomond   ref.210202-000170  CABLE FAULT  After further investigation the issue is a cable fault that requires the Service Providers attendance to reconnect Power Supply  . Cabling under test conditions, with lights permanently on , as a temporary measure , until full extent of fault and repairs can be deteremined 

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Council service points re-opening to members of the public Last updated: Wed, 04/08/2021 - 15:28
(originally posted: Tue, 24/03/2020 - 15:18)

Our Customer Service Points will re-open to walk up customers on a part-time basis, and for pre-booked appointments from Monday 2nd August – see below for details

Re-opening of service points - guidance

Customers are requested to continue to use the website or contact telephone numbers wherever possible to meet your information needs and to raise essential service requests. All other council offices remain closed to the public.

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Disruption to sailings - Cuan Ferry - Last updated: Thu, 02/12/2021 - 11:41
(originally posted: Thu, 02/12/2021 - 11:41)

Work will commence on Monday 6th December 2021 to resurface Cuan slip. Work will be done in stages over the next six to eight weeks to minimise disruption to ferry sailings. Due to the nature of the work, completing within planned timeframe will be heavily dependent on weather and tides. Further detail will be provided on possible disruption as soon as details are known.

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Jura ferry service -update 1st December - Last updated: Wed, 01/12/2021 - 09:35
(originally posted: Fri, 12/11/2021 - 16:52)

Update - 1st December 2021

The Eilean Dhiura is back in service and normal operations have resumed, however, the sailings may be liable to short notice cancellation due to the weather.  For up to date information, please contact the ferry office 01496 840681

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Online webchat currently unavailable - Last updated: Wed, 10/11/2021 - 11:03
(originally posted: Wed, 10/11/2021 - 11:03)

Our online live webchat facility - where you can ask us questions using our chatbot - is currently unavailable due to a system upgrade. While this is unavailable, you can still use our Smart Assistant service to ask questions on our website, or any of the other contact methods available on our Contact us page.