Scottish Enterprise, the Government agency who own most of the land, still have an exclusive agreement to sell it to them. We’re asking Scottish Enterprise to end this exclusivity agreement, and instead give residents a chance to explore community ownership.
Councillor Rory Colville, Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Customer Support Services, said: “The Procurement Strategy and Sustainable Procurement Policy ensure we get good quality goods and services while delivering financial savings that can be used for frontline services. And just as importantly, the updated documents make it as easy as possible for local businesses, suppliers and contractors to bid for work with the council.”
Councillor Gary Mulvaney, Depute Leader of the Council said, said: “It’s simple – the more funding the council has, the more we can do for local people. We are looking at all options for increasing funding for Argyll and Bute. Transport Scotland delivers ferry services for other islands – it’s been running Western Isles’ ferries for a number of years, and has provided £20m+ for ferries in Orkney and Shetland.
To date, early years staff have been provided with a pack containing resources and information about deaf culture for parents, nurseries and health visitors; BSL online resources have been made easily accessible through the Argyll and Bute Education blog; and Early Years staff have been provided with training on basic BSL and finger-spelling.
The Young Carer Grant has been designed to support young carers during a significant transitional period of their life, to access the same opportunities as their non-caring peers. The young carers must be caring for someone on certain disability benefits for an average of 16 hours a week to access the £300 a year grant.
In the last year alone there were over 900 externally funded research studies ranging from observational to complex interventional studies across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.