Argyll and Bute Council

Chief Executive: 
Cleland Sneddon
Council Leader: 
Aileen Morton
Civic Head: 
Len Scoullar
Political control: 
CON, SLD, IND Coalition
Headquarters, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RT
01546 602127

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Argyll and Bute, on the west coast, is one of the largest, most diverse and most sparsely populated local authority areas in Scotland. The population is 87,130 (NRS 2016). 45% of Argyll and Bute’s population live in areas classified as ‘remote rural’; 7% live in areas classified as ‘accessible rural’ (Argyll and Bute Council website). Argyll and Bute also has 23 inhabited islands (Census 2011).

The Council delivers a wide range of services designed to reflect the very varied needs of the population.