David Kinniburgh  –  Councillor for Helensburgh & Lomond South ward of Argyll & Bute Council

Councillor David Kinniburgh was first elected to Argyll & Bute Council in May 2007.  He was re-elected in May 2012.

In May 2013, David and his two fellow Conservative councillors founded The Argyll, Lomond & Islands Group (TALIG)  -  a multi-member cross-party/non-party group which includes Independents, Liberal Democrats, and Conservatives.

During the period 2007-2012, David served on the Council’s Audit Committee.  He served also on its Planning, Protective Services, and Licensing Committee (PPSL), and was a member of the administration which ran the council from December 2010 to May 2012.

On his re-election in May 2012, he continued to serve on the PPSL and, in October 2013, he was appointed a Senior Councillor as the Policy Lead for Planning and Regulatory Services.  In this role, David now chairs the Planning, Protective Services, and Licensing Committee, and he is a member of the Environment, Development, and Infrastructure Committee.  He is a member also of the Helensburgh & Lomond Area Committee.

David was born in Helensburgh in 1959.  He lives in Dumbarton with his wife Linda and their sons Christopher and Darren.  In October 2012, David and Linda celebrated their Silver Wedding anniversary.

David completed his education at Hermitage Academy in 1976.  He served his apprenticeship as a motor vehicle technician at a local garage in Helensburgh.  In 1983, he left the motor trade and, for over six years, worked in the insurance industry.

In 1990, he returned to the motor trade and was employed by Helensburgh Toyota, where he works to the present day and where he has gained vast experience of the motor industry, having played various roles within the company, including technician, workshop controller, sales executive, and service advisor.

When he finds time to relax away from work and council duties, David enjoys playing golf and cooking.

He enjoys also the work of Robert Burns and is a member of several Burns Clubs.  He is a Past President of Helensburgh Burns Club, and was instrumental, along with four companions, in reconstituting the Club in December 2008, it having been dormant since around 1950.  David is now the Treasurer of the Club.


Planning service reports on continuous improvement

The council’s Planning Service is focused on ensuring that Argyll and Bute is open for business and supporting economic growth by offering the high-quality service demanded by business and residential customers.

Council congratulates MICT on new development plans

Argyll and Bute Council has approved planning consent for a development of four new affordable houses at Ulva Ferry, Isle of Mull, led by Mull and Iona Community Trust (MICT) working with Ulva School Community Association (USCA).

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

Conservative Councillors are delivering for Argyll & Bute

I was joined by my fellow Conservative Councillors in Kilmory today as we discussed at length the numerous challenges facing Argyll and Bute. Ferry sailings, road networks, education and the SNP's late single farm payments were all mentioned.

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