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£25m Growth Deal for Argyll and Bute

The Argyll & Bute Growth Deal is the next step towards completing the UK Government's ambitious City and Growth deals programme in Scotland.

Strengthening the Scottish economy is a key priority for the UK Government.

Help for local businesses


Free training is available for local businesses in everything from book keeping to social media and video production.

Argyll & Bute Council’s Business Gateway Service delivers training designed to help businesses start-up and grow.

MSP to question ministers over loss of Islay flights

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is to question the Scottish Government about the loss of Islay’s scheduled air service to Edinburgh. Mr Cameron has pledged to act after Loganair took the decision to cut the route less than six months after inaugurating the service.

Housing is key pillar of economic growth

Immense progress has been made in delivering affordable housing in Argyll and Bute, with plans to build 900 homes across our rural constituency picking up pace.

More disappointment for ferry users

Commenting on news that the linkspan at Gourock is to be closed until further notice Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron said: