Time to back Argyll and Bute’s rural growth deal
Argyll and Bute Council is asking the public to ‘help bring millions of pounds of investment to the area’ by answering a short consultation.
The council, along with public, private and voluntary sector partners, is putting together a bid designed to attract UK and Scottish Government investment through a rural growth deal.
As part of this, the local authority is asking people whether they are in favour of a rural growth deal and how they think investment would make most difference for the people and businesses who live and work across Argyll and Bute.
Councillor Aileen Morton, leader of Argyll and Bute Council, said: ‘Argyll and Bute deserves a prosperous future. It deserves investment. A rural growth deal could bring that.
‘A deal wouldn’t bring everything everyone wants. It would, however, be a turning point in building a thriving future for the area.
‘Along with our partners we are putting together a proposal for discussion with the UK and Scottish Governments.
‘Areas across Scotland are enjoying the benefits of city deals. Argyll and Bute is the second largest mainland local authority area in Scotland, with the highest number of inhabited islands.
‘We are working for a deal that will address our challenges for economic growth by developing our key opportunities for success.
‘Public backing and input will play an important part in making a deal happen. I would encourage anyone who cares about the future of Argyll and Bute to take a moment to answer this consultation.’
You can give your views online at the argyllbute.gov.uk/rural-growth-deal webpage.
Printed copies of the consultation are available at council customer service points or by calling 01546 604390.
The consultation runs until Friday August 10.
Council leader Aileen Morton.