Digital Connectivity vital for COVID-19 economic recovery

A report to Argyll and Bute’s Business Continuity Committee has highlighted the need for greater digital connectivity across the area to help with economic and wider recovery following the pandemic.

Councillor Alastair Redman, Policy Lead for Economic Growth:

Welcome for schooling U-turn

Highlands and Islands Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed the U-turn on schooling announced by Education Secretary John Swinney.

SNP must be more ambitious to protect jobs and livelihoods

The latest figures show that jobs are being lost across the board in all areas of Scotland from the most affluent to the most deprived.

Unemployment is rising faster than anywhere in the UK, Scotland’s growth is sluggish and many firms still can’t get back to work.

SNP continue to demonstrate economic incompetence

The SNP continue to demonstrate their economic incompetence. New figures show the SNP Government underspent their budget by a quarter of a billion pounds in 2019-20, and failed to use £45 million of borrowing capacity.

Supporting businesses to reopen safely for the public

Following the announcement from the Scottish Government that specific businesses can start to reopen from 29th June as part of phase 2, Argyll and Bute Council is working with local businesses to offer guidance and support, on the steps they need to take to keep themselves, employees and the publ

Cameron dismayed by Sturgeon reply on hospitality

Shadow Finance Secretary Donald Cameron has said that he is deeply dismayed after questioning First Minister Nicola Sturgeon about the measures required to revive the hospitality industry.