Yvonne McNeilly  -  Councillor for Cowal ward of Argyll & Bute Council

Policy Lead for Eduation


Council Committees:

Policy and Resources Committee
Community Services Committee (Chair)
Local Negotiating Committee (Education)
Employee Joint Consultative Committee
Bute and Cowal Area Committee / Business days (and Area Community Planning Group)


Appointments to other bodies:

University of the Highlands and Islands Foundation Committee


Dunoon Grammar wins UK awards for fourth year running

A group of pupils from Dunoon Grammar have won at the Apps for Good UK awards 2020 for the fourth year running – beating off stiff competition from schools from across the UK, Portugal and the USA.

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.

Community comes together for Arinagour pupils

Members of the local community on Coll have teamed up with teachers at Arinagour Primary School to provide island pupils with a wide variety of remote learning challenges during lockdown.

Three Argyll finalists in Scottish Education Awards 

Three members of our Argyll Education Staff are finalists in the 2020 Scottish Education Awards.

David Mitchell, of Dunoon Grammar, is amongst the three finalists in the Head Teacher of the Year category.

Reassuring message to parents

Argyll and Bute Council's Policy Lead for Education has issued a reassuring message to parents, urging them not to put too much pressure on themselves while trying to home-school during lockdown.

Politicians demand minister passes extra cash to Council

Local politicians have expressed concern that Argyll and Bute Council stands to lose out financially as the Scottish Government refuses to confirm that it will pass on extra funding from the UK Government to local authorities.

Oban High teachers make PPE for local community

Caring teachers from Oban High School’s Business, Design and Technology Department have now made more than 400 protective face visors for use in their local community.

Key worker childcare facilities in place

A number of childcare facilities will open in Argyll and Bute for children of key workers in the area.

Eligible parents, who indicated a need for this service, have been informed of the individual arrangements that have been out in place for their children.

Reassurance for Argyll and Bute's senior pupils

Argyll and Bute Council's Policy Lead for Education has reassured young people in the area that they will get the credit they deserve for their studies, despite this year's exams being cancelled.

See Also


Gary Mulvaney  -  Councillor for Helensburgh Central ward of Argyll & Bute Council

Councillor Gary Mulvaney was elected for his fourth term in 2017 and leads the eight member group of Conservatives on Argyll & Bute Council.


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.


Jamie McGrigor  - Councillor for Oban South and the Isles ward of Argyll & Bute Council


Councillor for the Kintyre and the Islands ward of Argyll and Bute Council. Policy Lead for Economic Growth. 2015 general election candidate.  Served as a campaign captain for Argyll & Bute  on behalf of Boris Johnson during the 2019 Conservative Leadership election.


Barbara Morgan  -  Councillor for the Lomand North ward of Argyll & Bute Council

Barbara lives in Kilcreggan, part of the Lomand North constituency, having moved there a number of years ago with her partner Denise and their 2 pets.


Bobby Good - Councillor for the Dunoon ward of Argyll & Bute Council

I live and work in the Dunoon constituency. I moved to this area a number of years ago, settled and married a local girl.


Andrew Vennard - Councillor for the Oban North and Lorn ward of Argyll & Bute Council.