Thank you to everyone who has been in touch about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. I know there is a lot of concern across Argyll and Bute about the impact the virus is having on our communities, our local businesses and the economy especially those in our hugely important food and drink industry, as well as hospitality and tourism.
What you need to know to stay safe Today, the First Minister has outlined how we are to move into phase one of Scotland’s four phase route map out of lockdown. The good news is that we begin that process tomorrow. I know that you will welcome this, but it is important to understand fully […]
£100 million additional Scottish Government funding to support as many local businesses as possible I am pleased that the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Fiona Hyslop MSP, has announced an additional £100m fund for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and newly self-employed people businesses impacted by COVID-19. This package includes a £34 […]
Coronavirus update for Argyll & Bute Thank you to everyone who has been in touch over the last few weeks. The amount of correspondence I have received by email, letter and phone has been unprecedented and I and my team have been working through all of this as best we can. We have had to […]
Airbnb have shut down their booking service, saying that from today, and for the duration of this crisis, it will not be possible to book a stay through Airbnb for anywhere in the UK.
The government’s Job Retention Scheme – or plan to furlough workers – is very welcome, but the cut-off date risks leaving many seasonal workers, particularly here in rural Scotland, facing extreme hardship.
The Scottish SPCA is working to keep you and your pet safe, and guidance for animal owners related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been published by the Scottish Government.