Elaine Dougall, Unite union member at Kilmory on Thursday
Not all anticipated ‘service choices’ made the final cut, as it were, in Argyll and Bute Council’s 2016/2017 budget, agreed by 19 to 12 at a meeting at Kilmory yesterday (Thursday February 11).
Many of the proposed cuts, which we highlight in today’s Standard, were spared in an amendment placed before councillors by leader Dick Walsh.
“The Scottish Government is committed to keeping Argyll and Bute open for business,” said transport minister Derek Mackay (above), speaking at a meeting of the A83 taskforce, held at Arrochar today, Monday, to announce further funding to help reduce problems at the landslip prone Rest and be Thankful.
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