Inveraray Community Council Minutes

Published: 5th March 2024

Inveraray Community Council

Community Council Meeting

General Meeting held on Wednesday 28TH February 2024 at 7.00pm in the Loch Fyne Hotel

PresentIn attendance
Linda Divers

Jacqui MacDonald

Julie Hendry

Alistair Rodden


Convener (Chair)




Pamela Spalding
  1. Welcome

Linda welcomed all to the meeting and thanked the Loch Fyne Hotel for their hospitality and thanked Robin Campbell for his website statistics.

  1. Apologies

Alyssa Stewart, Tracy Boyce, Hugh Nicoll

  1. Declarations of Interest


  1. Approval of previous minutes

Jacqui approved; Alistair seconded

  1. Treasurer’s report
Outgoing Treasurer’s Report 05/02/2024 – Community Council


General account balance2,466.15
This includes income from;
Pier fund-1,024.47
Action plan0.00
Drax for Avenue Light Survey-500.00
Men’s shed-500.00
Warm Spaces0.00
Balance after pending /allocated funds441.68


This includes income from;276.83
Fundraising – not restricted 
Balance after pending276.83


ARCK Fund1632.12


Pending grants awarded0.00
Balance after pending743.01


Pending payments0.00
Balance after pending18,894.10



Inspire Inveraray


Balance as of 31/01/2024£162,435.36
Unrestricted Pier Funds9,221.71
Unrestricted Funds-186.74
Pier Restricted Garfield Weston15,000.00
Pier Restricted Inspiring Scotland31,500.00
Pier Fundraising Refurb22,749.42
Pier Restricted Hugh Fraser15,000.00
Community Ownership Fund Capital40,000.00
Community Ownership Fund Revenue4,332.00
Fyne Shed TSI Grant8,500.00
Fyne Shed Co-op Grant150.00
SLF Admin Grant5,895.00
Toddlers Group273.00
Argyll and Bute Community Hall2,500.00
SLF Restoration0.25
SLF Pier Insurance0.72
Awards for All Men’s Shed7,500.00


6.       Three members of Furnace Community Council joined the meeting to discuss the situation with the Doctors’ surgery and the value of sharing ideas and discussing common issues.









  1. Inspire Inveraray report

Lights and electricity supply will be in place in the next 2 weeks.

  1. Police report

Report received and contents noted.

  1. Correspondence

Linda and Tracy met with Anne from Helensburgh Pier Regeneration group to share our journey to regenerate Inveraray pier.

There are pot holes outside Nicol Hall – Al will investigate the best way to repair.

  1. Licencing/Planning applications


Nothing of note.  These will no longer be automatically submitted to the Community Council, they can be viewed from Argyll & Bute Council’s website here

  1. Fundraising


Plans being made for an auction later this year.

£500 from the ARCK fund has been donated to Inveraray Primary School to be used to support the children on their school trip to Benmore Gardens.


  1. AOCB
  2. Doctor’s surgery – no further correspondence.
  3. Minibus – work is required on the minibus (including new turbo) – Al to apply for grant from Clachan Flats.
  • Defibrillator – Barn Brae – Al checked expiry date on pads and confirmed that the machine is in good condition.
  1. Defibrillator – phone box – Church Square – currently we do not have a defibrillator in the phone box beside Inveraray Jail. The British Heart Foundation have funding available for defibrillator packages so we have applied for one.  Application for a grant has been unsuccessful.
  2. Community Council interim by-elections – nomination papers will be available soon.
  3. Inveraray Screen– Argyll & Bute Council are investigating why the lime render is coming away from the structure.
  • Swing Park inspections – Linda and Aly met with Iain Macleod of ACHA who agreed that they can inspect our outdoor fitness equipment on our behalf.


  1. Date of next meeting


Wednesday, 3rd April 2024.