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, 02/12/2022 - 10:49
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There are no reported disruptions to schools.

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Islay bin collections Last updated: Fri, 02/12/2022 - 10:49
(originally posted: Fri, 02/12/2022 - 10:49)

Due to vehicle breakdowns, the domestic bins at The Oa, Isle of Islay will be emptied on Saturday 3rd December.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Domestic and Commercial Glass Uplift - Duart Castle, Salen, Dervaig, Newdale Last updated: Thu, 01/12/2022 - 10:22
(originally posted: Thu, 01/12/2022 - 10:22)

Domestic & Commercial Glass missed From Duart Castle to the start of Salen & commercial glass Dervaig to Newdale missed on the 30th of November will 

Be done tomorrow Friday the 2nd of December and todays scheduled collection of Mixed Recycling Scenic route will now be done Saturday the 3rd of December.


Bin Collection - Gigha Last updated: Thu, 24/11/2022 - 15:16
(originally posted: Thu, 24/11/2022 - 15:16)

Due to high winds, we were unable to uplift commercial waste in Gigha. We will collect all domestic and commercial General Waste next Thursday the 1st December 2022.

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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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Electrical Vehicle Charger faults Last updated: 21 Nov 2022 - 13:32 (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

  • West Clyde Street Car Park, Helensburgh
  • Craignure Car Park, Mull
  • Fionnphort Car Park (The Columba Centre), Fionnphort
  • An Cridhe Coll Community Centre, Coll
  • Alexandra Parade, Dunoon 
 We apologise for any inconvenience 

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Temporary Prohibition of Traffic Smiddy Lane Lochgilphead Last updated: 4 Oct 2022 - 13:29 (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 to 2nd December 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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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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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 

Kirk Brae - Dunoon Last updated: 28 Oct 2022 - 09:39 (originally posted: 28 Oct 2022 - 09:39)

We are aware of streetlighting faults at Kirk Brae.

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

Bolgam Street, Campbeltown Last updated: 11 May 2022 - 10:40 (originally posted: 2 Feb 2022 - 18:56)

* UPDATE - SSE have provided a new connection and we are making arrangements for the column replacements, we will update our page when we have an estimated completion date for this 


We are aware of a number of streetlighting faults on Bolgam Street in Campbeltown. New columns are required to be installed and we need to liaise with SSE regarding a new supply.

We will update this page once have an update from SSE 


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Ardrishaig Public Toilets Closure Last updated: Wed, 23/11/2022 - 15:54
(originally posted: Wed, 09/11/2022 - 14:46)

To facilitate the ongoing public realm project at Ardrishaig the public toilets are expected to be closed 14 November – 28 November and 15 December – 22 December 2022, these dates may change and up to date information will be put on

Alternative facilities are available at:

Inveraray (Pier): 08.00 - 21.00   Separate disabled WC with radar key entry

Lochgilphead (Lochnell Street, A83): 08.00 - 19.00 Separate disabled WC with radar key entry

Tayvallich (Opposite Village Hall): 24 hours           

Kilmartin (Adjacent to Hotel): 24 hours            

Tarbert (Harbour Street): 08.00 - 19.00  Separate disabled WC with radar key entry

Crinan (Crinan Canal Basin):  24 hours            

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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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There are no reported disruptions to our website and online services.