Minute of the Inveraray Community Council AGM

Published: 26th June 2023

Inveraray Community Council

Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 7th June 2023 at 7.00pm in the Loch Fyne Hotel followed by General Meeting

PresentIn attendance
Linda DiversConvener (Chair)Michelle Soto
Jacqui McDonaldCllr Philand
Aly StewartSecretary
Jacquie Kerr

Tracy Boyce





  1. Welcome

Linda welcomed all to the meeting.

  1. Apologies for absence

Hugh Nicol, Julie Hendry, Alistair Rodden

  1. Declarations of interest


  1. Convener’s report

Linda reported that it had been a good, busy year working on the purchase of the pier with Inspire Inveraray.  She is proud of all her community council colleagues and the work they have done.  Linda thanked everyone for their support.

  1. Adoption of accounts 2022/2023

Accounts have been audited and circulated to the community council – copy to be circulated to Argyll and Bute Council with these minutes.

  1. Election of office bearers

No change, Julie Hendry still co-opted as secretary.

  1. Programme of meetings

To remain as they are, first Wednesday of each month, no meeting in January 2024.

  1. Date of next AGM

To be confirmed but about the same time as this year.

  1. Close of meeting

Linda closed the meeting.


  1. Welcome

Linda welcomed all to the meeting

  1. Apologies and attendees

Attendees as above.

Apologies – Hugh Nicol, Julie Hendry, Alistair Rodden, Jessica Smeaton (to say thank you for the grant).

  1. Declarations of Interest


  1. Approval of previous minutes

Jacqui approved; Tracy seconded.

  1. Treasurer’s report
Outgoing Treasurer’s Report February 2023
General Account Balance£5,490.66
This includes income from:
Mini Bus-£340.00
Pier Fund-£2,677.11
Action Plan£0.00
Drax for Avenue Light Survey-£500.00
Men’s Shed-£500.00
Warm Spaces£0.00
Dots Christmas Light-£607.98
Balance After Pending/Allocated Funds£865.57
Pending £0.00
Balance after Pending  £2,153.17
Pending grants awarded:
Balance after Pending  £72.48
Pending Payments:
British Legion £1500.00
Balance after Pending  £16,021.62
  1. Inspire Inveraray
Balance as of 01/03/23£63,291.33
Unrestricted Funds£667.48
Pier Restricted Garfield Weston£15,000.00
Pier Restricted Inspiring Scotland£15,750.00
Pier Fundraising Refurb£26,793.85
Pier Fundraising General£5,080.00


Warm Spaces

Warm Spaces has been running for a while and has been a great success.  Linda and the attendees are keen for it to continue.  Linda has arranged with the George Hotel and Inveraray Inn for the event to be hosted fortnightly, rotating between the two venues.

The Fyne Community Shed

A grant application has been submitted to TSI for funds towards the costs of the shed and we hope to submit an application to Clachan once the group has decided on a couple of sheds/containers.

The Pier

Fundraising is ongoing. D A Macdonald are sourcing materials so that refurbishment can start as soon as the pier is in community ownership.  It is a waiting game at the moment until we hear from SLF and their Board.

Community Hall 

An application to Argyll and Bute Council for £2500 for a consultation to be held on the community hall has been successful.  Inspire Inveraray aim for this to be a conclusive consultation, offering options to the community of re-development of the hall, a new hall at a different location or any other ideas the community has.

Welcomed Michelle as administrator.

  1. Police report

No report received.

  1. Correspondence

Nothing received.

  1. Licencing/Planning applications


Nothing of note.

  1. Fundraising


No plans.


  1. AOCB


  • Aly will arrange for phone box in Church Square to be painted in readiness for the defibrillator.
  • Public Toilets – Linda, Aly and Michelle will meet with Mark Calder of Argyll & Bute Council on 15th June 2023 to discuss a community transfer of the public toilets
  • Linda thanked Argyll and Bute Council for installing a sign at the recycling point in the Avenue to say that anything that does not fit into the approved recycling containers will be considered fly tipping which is illegal.
  • Linda thank Cllr Dougie Philand for all his help.


  1. Date of next meeting


Wednesday, 5th July 2023.