Inveraray Community Council Minutes

Published: 7th April 2024

Inveraray Community Council

General Meeting held on Wednesday 3rd April 2024 at 7.00pm in the Loch Fyne Hotel

Present In attendance
Linda Divers

Jacqui MacDonald

Julie Hendry

Alistair Rodden

Aly Stewart

Tracy Boyce

Pamela Spalding


Convener (Chair)







Cllr Garret Corner

Hugh Nicol

  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.  Linda welcomed two new Community Council members following the recent by-election, Pamela Spalding and Julie Hendry.

  1. Apologies


  1. Declarations of Interest


  1. Approval of previous minutes

Jacqui approved; Linda seconded

  1. Treasurer’s report
Outgoing Treasurer’s Report 28/03/24
General Account Balance£1,546.95
This includes income from:
Mini Bus£0.00
Pier Fund-£145.15
Action Plan£0.00
Drax for Avenue Light Survey-£500.00
Mens Shed-£500.00
Warm Spaces£0.00
Balance After Pending/Allocated Funds£401.80
This includes income from:
Fundraising- not restricted
Balance after Pending  £228.99
ARCK Fund   £1,135.54
Pending grants awarded :
Balance after Pending  £743.01
Pending Payments:
Balance after Pending  £18,894.10


Grant requests (Clachan Flats) received from;

  • Inveraray Golf Club – £2000 for Greenkeeper’s wages – £2000 granted
  • Inveraray & District Pipe Band – £2000 for transport – £2000 granted
  • Royal British Legion – £2500 for Armed Forces Day – £2000 granted
  • Lochfyneside Church – £355 cabinet to store foodbank items in – £355 granted
  • Inspire Inveraray – £840 for repairs to Community Minibus – £840 granted


  1. Inspire Inveraray report

Pier opening day planned for 20th April 2024, Linda has sent out invites.  George Hotel helping with catering (and alcohol licence), Pier Shop helping with ice creams for children, bunting has been bought.  Defibrillator and cabinet to be bought for Inveraray Pier, cost approx. £1608.00.

  1. Police report

No report received.

  1. Correspondence

Thank you from Inveraray Primary School for use of minibus and grant from ARCK Fund for trip to Benmore.

  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


On hold until after Pier open day.


  1. AOCB
  2. Doctor’s surgery – stakeholder meeting in Inveraray and Furnace arranged by HSCP.
  3. Lights for Avenue – Cllr Corner will speak with A&B Council.
  • Arch between Londis & Woollen Mill – requires repair – contact Transport Scotland.
  1. Local Development Plan – Hugh Nicol provided an overview of planned housing for Inveraray (social and affordable housing) and provided a printed copy of the Local Development Plan 2 for viewing.
  2. Community Minibus – repaired, insurance is restricted to not for profit/charitable organisations although other organisations wishing to use the vehicle could obtain their own insurance.
  3. Traffic lights on Inveraray bridge – Bear are carrying out works to the bridge so there are temporary lights in addition to the permanent lights on the bridge – currently out of sequence and causing traffic to build up through the town – Bear emailed and asked to investigate.
  • New National Park – the Community Council would require further information before deciding whether to support but at the moment support is unlikely as there doesn’t appear to be any clear benefits for the town.
  • STATKRAFT (An Càrr Dubh proposed windfarm) – Linda will meet with Ruth Semple to discuss possible support for Inveraray.
  1. Community Council AGM – planned for Wednesday 5th June 2024.



  1. Date of next meeting


Wednesday, 1st May 2024