Inveraray Community Council Minute of the 2nd August Meeting 2023

Published: 12th August 2023

Inveraray Community Council

General Meeting held on Wednesday 2nd August 2023 at 7.00pm in the Loch Fyne Hotel

Present In attendance
Linda DiversConvener (Chair)Michelle Soto
Julie Hendry




Cllr Brown

Hugh Nicol

PC Martin Wilson




  1. Welcome

Linda welcomed all to the meeting and thanked the Loch Fyne Hotel for their hospitality.

  1. Apologies

Aly Stewart, Alistair Rodden, Jacqui McDonald, Tracy Boyce, Jacqui Kerr

  1. Declarations of Interest


  1. Approval of previous minutes

Linda approved; Jan Brown seconded.

  1. Inspire Inveraray report


The Fyne Community Shed

 An application has been submitted for £10,000 from Awards for All.

The Pier

The sale of the pier is now complete, and restoration will start in Autumn.

A public meeting to update on progress has been arranged for the 8th of August, in the Inveraray Inn.

Fundraising is ongoing and Michelle is looking into grants for phase 2 of the project.

Community Hall 

 A grant from Argyll and Bute Council grant for £2,500 has been awarded for conclusive community consultation on the community hall.  A meeting was held on the 31st of July to discuss the consultation and what was required of the consultation.

Community Garden

 No update since last meeting.


Inspire will have renewed their CTA membership.

Outgoing Treasurer’s Report End of July 2023
General Account Balance£1,983.34
This includes income from:
Mini Bus-£255.00
Pier Fund-£162.53
Action Plan£0.00
Drax for Avenue Light Survey-£500.00
Men’s Shed-£500.00
Warm Spaces£0.00
Dots Christmas Light-£77.52
Balance After Pending/Allocated Funds£488.29
This includes income from:
Alan Cameron Light-£2,550.00
Balance after Pending  £2,163.85
MICROGRANT  £1,330.76
Pending grants awarded:
Balance after Pending  £1,330.76
Pending Payments:
Balance after Pending  £18,894.10


Inspire Inveraray are holding an open day on August 10th to give interested parties a chance to meet the Board and obtain updates on their work.  Campbell Room, Inveraray Inn


Police report

Report received.  Sgt Wilson advised that there is door to door peddlers in the Mid-Argyll area. People should be aware that occasionally there are dog thieves operating in the area.  The Police are working with the church minister to hold a public event in Furnace church to alert members of the public to cyber and internet crime.  Sgt Wilson would be happy to hold a similar event in Inveraray.  Linda suggested that the Warm Spaces event which is due to re-start on 4 September (12-2) in the Geroge Hotel might be a good time to hold this information event.

Sgt Wilson advised that there has been reports that there is a lot of underage drinking in the George Hotel and the Inveraray Inn, so they will be clamping down on that.

We were informed that if we see trespassers on the pier, we should call the Police.

Sgt Wilson will arrange a working party of cadets to clear the weeds from the Avenue and to do a litter pick.

  1. Correspondence

Nothing received.

  1. Licencing/Planning applications

Nothing of note.

  1. Fundraising

No plans until Christmas.

  1. AOCB
  • Argyll Estates to be asked to cut back the brambles beside the Avenue path
  • Cllr Brown will contact ACHA re the poor swing park in Inveraray to see if it can be improved.
  • Several members of the community have reported sighting rats in Inveraray – Cllr Brown will pass to relevant person.
  • An open burn beside the new houses at Dun Na Quaich view has been reported as a possible danger to children – Cllr Brown will speak with ACHA.
  • Cllr Brown to speak with Jolyon Gritten (A&BC) rejoining the path from Bushang to Glen Shira.
  • Extra parking at Glen Shira cemetery – Argyll Estates would consider but would need an official request to come from the Council – Cllr Brown to follow up.
  • Argyll Estates asked to consider putting signs at the “Doll’s House” and before the path across the Golf course giving direction to “The Town”.
  1. Date of next meeting

Wednesday, 6th September 2023.