Argyll and Bute’s campaign to bring job seekers and visitors to the West

              Oban, one of the most interesting towns in Argyll. Pictures by Bill Heaney

By Julie Millar, a new website to promote living and working in Argyll and Bute, has been launched.

This builds on the very successful #abplace2b which is being used by the council, its partners and members of the public on social media to direct positive national and international attention to Argyll and Bute. brings together information someone wishing to move to Argyll and Bute would want to know. It has links to information on services, schools, jobs and things to do. It also offers local businesses and people the chance for promotion, by explaining why they have chosen to put down roots here.

Colville Rory Cllr A&BCouncillor Rory Colville, pictured left, Policy Lead for Corporate Services, said: “It’s no secret that we need to encourage more people and jobs to Argyll and Bute. This is an opportunity for everyone to get behind a campaign to help us achieve this.

“We are in competition with many other areas, but I’m not simply biased in saying that we have so much more to offer. Argyll and Bute is an area we take great pride in because of its natural beauty, its welcoming communities and its award-winning businesses.

“This website is a place our organisations and businesses can use to promote themselves and the area. We are asking people to provide us with news, stories, photos and videos that can be uploaded to the site which will illustrate the many opportunities available here.

“As a council, we cannot do this on our own. Working together, we can build the prosperous future that Argyll and Bute deserves.”

The site will be developed as businesses and people get involved with it.

If you would like more information about or would like to be featured on the site, please contact:


Visitor Jane Heaney enjoying the delights of Ganavan Sands. Picture by Bill Heaney

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