Ardrishaig - the village

Ardrishaig is situated on the south side of Loch Gilp at the entrance of the Crinan Canal. The Ardrishaig Community Council is an elected body charged with ascertaining the views of the Community and representing these views to Argyll & Bute Council and other public bodies so as to maintain and improve the village environment. The Council normally meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the Public Hall, Ardrishaig, at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to all members of the Community; come to our meetings with your issues and talk directly with your Community Councillors.



Community Investment Plan

The Mid Argyll Chamber of Commerce is leading on a proposal to establish a Mid Argyll Community Investment Plan. Community Councils in the Mid Argyll area and other special interest groups have been invited, as stakeholders, to take in discussions. Ardrishaig Community will represent the interests of the community at meetings which will take place during 2015. Read more about the project here.

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Community Council Elections

The Community Council is 2 years into the 4 year term. At this time we have 4 vacancies out of an entitlement of 16 community councillors.If we go down to 8, the rules are that we will have to suspend the committee. So we need to find 4 volunteers to guard against this possibility.Application forms are available in the Ardrishaig Hub ( the office between John Law's store and the Co-operative store). Alternatively, contact the converner on 01546 602293 or any other community councillor and have a chat.The abolute deadline is Thursday 4th September, 4.00pm for completed applications to be handed into Argyll&Bute Council at Kilmory.

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Meeting schedule 2015

3rd February, 3rd March, 7th April and AGM, 2nd June, 1st September, 3rd November, 1st December.

Wind Farms coming to Ardrishaig

Wind Farms are proposed at Inverneill by E.ON and at Cruach Brenfield by EDF.

The planning application for Cruach Brenfield EDF Wind Farm has been submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents and Deployment Unit(ECDU). Comments on this wind farm had to be submitted to the ECDU by 23rd June, 2014, by email to EconsentsAdmin@scotland.gsi.gov.uk. Documents related to the planning application can be downloaded from the EDF website, click on Project Documents; Alternatively, the Community Council can provide members of the community a copy on CD.

Deadline for comments is now past - Community Council comments are here. We now have to wait and see what the Scottish Government ECDU decides.

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EDF has submitted a Supplimentary Environment Report June 2015 to the Scottish Government(ECDU). The report covers noise, ecology, landscape and visual impact. The latter takes account of the cumulative impact of E.ON wind farm by Inverneill. The Community Council Convener holds a copy of the report for inspection and comment. EDF has also restated its application to the ECDU for approval to build the wind farm as published in the national and local press(Advertiser 3rd July). Representations can still be made in writing the the Scottish Government ECDU or by email to representations@scotland.gsi.gov.uk, identitifying the proposal and specifying grounds for objection or support, by 31st July.2015.

The planning application for the E.ON windfarm will be re-submitted to Argyll & Bute Council for determination, November 2015.