Community Council Elections

Seil and Easdale Community Council Elections 2018

Community Council Elections 26 April 2018 (provisional)

The Revised Scheme of Community Councils for 2018 is currently being reviewed by the Council and will be finalised at the end of February. Information and the timetable below are provisional dates subject to final ratification by the Council of the Scheme.

The formal Notice of Election will be advertised locally week beginning 5 March 2018. Nomination Packs are available from week beginning 5 March 2018 from local Customer Service points, on the Councils website and from the Returning Officer, Kilmory, Lochgilphead PA31 8RT.

The Timetable for the election sets out the key dates to be aware of.

The Nomination period will run from Tuesday 6 March to Thursday 22 March 2018 (closing date). Forms must be lodged with the Returning Officer by no later than 4.00pm on Thursday 22 March 2018.

If you wish to become a community councillor you must be a resident within the community council area and be on the Local Government Electoral Register. Phone 01586 555300 or e-mail:   to get your Registration number or for Registration enquiries.

There are currently 56 Community Councils within Argyll and Bute, covering every geographical area from Cardross in the east to the islands in the west.

Community Councils are voluntary bodies which exist within a statutory framework and which have been granted statutory rights of consultation. The general purpose of a Community Council is to ascertain, co-ordinate an express the wider views of the entire community within its agreed boundaries. They can complement the role of the local authority but are not part of local government. Their role is to ascertain in an active way the views of their communities in terms of local issues, needs and wishes and to convey these views to Argyll and Bute Council.

If you are interested in standing for election, please contact the election office at

Next Community Council Meeting

Tuesday 27 March 2018, 6.30pm, Seil Island Hall




  • Present / Apologies
  • Declarations of Interest
  • Minutes of Previous Meeting Held on 23rd January 2018
  • New GP Contract – implications for our Surgery
  • Matters Arising From the Meeting Held on 23rd January 2018
    • Scottish Water: New Waste Water Proposals for Seil
    • Roads
    • Tramway Cottages road adoption
    • Police Report
    • Planning
    • Bus Shelter
    • Forward Planning for our community – Formation of Community Trust
    • Ellenabeich & Easdale Conservation Area Appraisal/Management Plan
  • Any Other Competent Business

Possible impact of new funding model on GP services on Seil

Letter to the Community Council from Seil’s  GPs

          . . . following our recent letter informing you about the new GP contract, we have put some more information together in response to being asked what can be done to help. We would like to signpost the following website which clearly sets out the problems and has access to relevant documentation for further readings.

To read the whole letter, please  click here 

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RBLS Book Sale

The Easdale branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland are holding a book sale in Seil Island Hall on Saturday 10 March from 11am – 2pm to raise funds for our various forces’ charities. There will be a raffle and refreshments will be available. We look forward to seeing you there!