Netherlorn Music Scheme concert on 30 August

The Netherlorn Music Scheme aims to provide and promote an ongoing programme of professional-quality live music-making, in the communities of the Netherlorn area.

• Developing close working relations with the music profession
at institutional, group and personal levels

• Engaging the support of local communities in the management
and delivery of the Scheme

• Working alongside local groups, organizations and individuals
who may benefit from collaborative work

• Providing a congenial, peaceful working environment in which
musicians can develop their repertoire while benefiting from
our rural location and other visitor assets

• Providing members of our communities with opportunities to
participate and study in informal and collaborative ways

• Liaising with local schools and the local medical practice
to maximize the Scheme’s potential in supporting musical
education and developing community well-being

• Delivering a programme of live musical events, through through
residencies, concerts and community-based actions.

If you would like to be kept informed of future NeMS events, please forward your details to:
Achnaclach Cottage, 2 Achnaclach, Clachan Seil, Oban, PA34 4TL
email: email hidden; JavaScript is required




As Statutory Consultees, Seil & Easdale Community Council will be commenting on this application.

To inform our response, once the application is available to the public we will write to everyone on the Open Register of Electors as at 3 June 2019 to invite their views. All responses will be anonymous.

Please note that by law we cannot write to you unless you chose to be on the Open Register. The Open Register can be viewed in Oban Library, or visit for more information.

We want all members of the community to have the opportunity to give their views. If you are not on the Open Register but are a resident or property owner on Seil or Easdale and would like to respond to the consultation, please contact the Community Council Secretary for a letter by emailing email hidden; JavaScript is required or if you do not have access to email by phoning 300025.

The Community Council encourages all members of the public to submit comments via the Argyll & Bute planning website.

A response to our consultation does not replace your own submission.

Thank you

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Community Members required for Locality Planning Groups in Argyll and Bute

PRESS RELEASE Community Members required for Locality Planning Groups in Argyll and Bute (CLICK HERE)

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is committed to community members being involved in the planning of Health and Social Care services within Argyll and Bute. We would welcome 2 enthusiastic people to become members in each of the four locality planning groups across Argyll and Bute:

* Bute and Cowal

* Helensburgh and Lomond

* Oban, Lorn and Isles

* Mid Argyll Kintyre and Islands

What are Locality Planning Groups?

The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 expects that Health and Social Care Partnerships establish locality planning groups. These groups bring together NHS and Council staff, community members, carers, representatives from third and independent sectors and community-based groups who work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the community in which they live.

What do they do?

Locality Planning Groups come together to develop a locality plan, influence priorities in their local area, agree mechanisms for all members to contribute to the delivery of actions at a local level and review and regularly report progress to the Strategic Planning Group.

What are we looking for in a Community Member?

* Understanding and familiarity of their locality

* Awareness and experience in health and social care services

* Ability to commit to regular Locality Planning Meetings (at least 4 per year) for approximately 2 hours per meeting

* An interest and enthusiasm for engagement

* Are committed to the developing and delivering locality plans which reflect the needs and priorities of local people across Argyll and Bute.

Are you interested?

Anyone living in Argyll and Bute who experiences or cares for someone who experiences Health and Social Care services are eligible to apply. They can either be nominated by someone (with the nominees’ permission) or can nominate themselves. Volunteer expenses will be met in accordance with NHS Highland Volunteering Policy.

The original date to register an interest or nominate community members has been extended from the 3rd May to the 17th May 2019.

If you are interested please contact Jay Wilkinson, Public Involvement Officer no later than 17th May 2019, by email at: email hidden; JavaScript is required or by post at:


Blarbuie Road



PA31 8LD

and let us know about the locality that you are interested in, your experience and why you would like to become a member of one of these groups.

Elaine Booth, Communications Officer

  1. 01436 635080 ext 15080


Annual General Meeting followed by Public Meeting
Tuesday 28th May 2019
Seil Island Hall 6.30 pm



1. Present
2. Apologies
3. Minutes of Previous AGM held on 23rd May 2017
4. Matters Arising from Previous AGM held on 23rd May 2017
5. Convenor’s Report
6. Treasurer’s Report
7. Election of Officers
8. Any Other Business


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To date (27/4) 45 RIBs are registered to attend. Many will arrive Friday pm. Some who attend the weekend remain on holiday for the following week. Most local accommodation is probably booked but if any accommodation provider has vacancies it’s worth contacting the Seafari Ticket Office.

A&BC, coastguard, police, RNLI etc are all aware. 

Trailers are to be parked in the rear car park at Ellenabeich. Those with larger boats who launch at Cuan have all been requested to remove their trailers to Ellenabeich. The Cuan ferrymen have kindly agreed to politely remind people of this.

Destination Saturday- Lunga, Treshnish Isles via Iona assuming the weather is favourable.
Sunday – various local options