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15 August 2018Rhu Sewage works ends soon

Message fromScottish water

  • The whole work is expected to be completed by 17th August 2018, and the site cabins will be removed by that date. 
  • The grass area by the Rhu Marina entrance and part of the grass verge along the Gareloch Road has been seeded with grass seed It is expected it to take until September 2018 for the area to fully regrow. SW will to monitor the growth.
  • There is some minor work to  finalise  to the tank located in the bus stop area. Safety grills have to be welded to the access covers and therefore it may be neccessary to close the bus stop for one day.


07 August 2018 Policy for Public Hearings

When a controversial planning application is being considered, the PPSLC may recommend that a Public Hearing is held. 

In Rhu and Shandon  such Hearings have been held when plans were submitted for the Marina, Adenconnel Playing Fields, The Lochside Care Home, and the Turbines at Baldernock.

 The criteria which the PPSLC use for determining whether a Hearing is held are contained in Policy for Public Hearings. 

01 August 2018Funding Alert for August 2018

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

August Alert 175

29 July 2018Home Energy Grants

Home Energy Grants available

People living in Argyll and Bute are being given the opportunity to make their homes more energy efficient as a result of the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS: ABS)

 Click in the link below for more information

29 July 2018Messages from Louise Burnet.

Sandwich Series at Stuckenduff

                                           Resumes Thurs 11th October 1pm

Daniella Schuster - Soprano Arias by Handel and Vivaldi
Mark Hathaway - Baritone Serenades by Strauss and Schubert
Maria Holmes - Cello Tangos from Argentina
 Stephen Adam - Piano  and............A slice of Kiss Me Kate


Louise is  running a Ukes du Soleil course 23 -29 September 2018. This is for good Beginners through to Intermediate players and also for singers. There may be one or two spare places for folk who would like to just come and sing. Please take a moment to check out the Ukes du Soleil website:   https://louiseburnet.wixsite.com/ukesdusoleil  

 It will of course be a wonderful week!

More information from Louise:louiseburnet@hotmail.com​.

29 July 2018How to survive

Would you survive if you fell into water?

 On average, 50 people accidentally drown in Scotland each year, making it one of the leading causes of accidental deaths in the country

The RNLI have released this u-tube video with hints on how to float and why floating can save lives.  

Float to Live

29 July 2018Next Meeting of Rhu and Shandon Community Council

The August meeting of Rhu and Shandon Community Council will be held on

Wednesday 8th August


Rhu Hall

The Agenda for this meeting and he minutes of previous meetings are published on the Agenda and Minutes page of this website.

The appendices will be posted there prior to the meeting.

29 July 2018Message from Jackie Baillie MSP

Jackie Baillie  will be holding a surgery in our area on Tuesday 31st July between 1pm and 5pm.

If you would like to schedule an appointment in your home  please contact her constituency office on

Tel: 01389 734214 


email:  olivia.carson@parliament.scot

 This is in addition to her next Regular Surgery held on the third Friday of every month at 4.45pm in Helensburgh Parish Church, Colquhoun Square

20 July 2018H&L Area Committee

The minutes of the last meeting of the Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee have been published.


20 July 2018Consultation: A Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland

The Scottish Goverment has launched a  Consultation on this , Closing date 25th September.

See the Consulations Page of this website

20 July 2018Jobs in Argyll and Bute

Remember that the weekly Newsletter has a list of jobs in Argyll and Bute.

This week  a seasonal part time Beach Cleaner is being sort.

20 July 2018Rural Growth Consultation

Residents of Argyll and Bute are being encouraged to take a few minutes to fill in a short consultation on a ‘Rural Growth Deal’ for the area.

Use the link below to complete the shortconsultation

20 July 2018Funding Alert July 2018

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

July Alert 174

20 July 2018Making Skills Work Network

The latest Newsletter is available on the external link below.

This edition provides you with a snapshot of our activity in Argyll and Bute during 2017 – 2018.

27 June 2018Policy on Knotweed

Argyll and Bute have revised their policy for dealing with Japanese knotweed and other invasive species.

Remember that  you can report outbreaks in Rhu and Shandon to Peter Knox or Jean Cook. We undertake to make sure that Landowners are aware of their responsibilities and the danger of alowing  knotweed to florish on their land. 


08 June 2018Neighbourhood Watch

Latest Neighbourhood Scotland Newsletter can be accessed by the external link below.

06 June 2018Funding Alert June 2018

For information

Details of funding available are published monthly

June Alert 173

06 June 2018AGM and Regular meeting

AGM and Regular meeting
Wednesday 13th June 2018
7.30 Community Centre

The Agenda and papers for both meetings will be posted on the website as they become available.

05 June 2018Rhu Gala 2018

                     Saturday 9th June

                      20th Anniversary Event                    

                   Royal Northern  Yacht Club Rhu

                                 A fun day for all.

Entry Fee £1

12.00 : Procession from  Rhu Marina to Yacht Club led by Helensburgh Clan         Colquhoun Pipe Band

12.30: Official Opening by Murdo McLeod (who played for Dumbarton, Celtic, Hibs, Borussia Dormund and Scotland) 

Events include:

  • The ever popular (soon to be the Scottish Crufts) dog show
  •  range of stalls outside will offer various gifts and products as well as food and drink.
  • Cadonna’s Yankee Flyer,
  • various boats and vehicles (with sirens)
  • assault course, bungee run, crockery smash and bouncy castle keep the more energetic entertained.
  • Tartan Harmony will be singing in the beer tent along with a few backing singers.
  • Mminiature zoo with creepy crawlies, a kid zone, photo booth, jumble and tearoom offering local delicacies.
  •  birds of prey show; Clann an Drumma (drummers), Helensburgh Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band, dancing; family races; Best in Show 
  • Finishes with the tug of war (teams of 6 wanted).

The orgabisers would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has supported our gala over the years. We hope the sun shines and we attract as many people of all ages in the area to come along and have a fun family day.

For more details see the Gala Facebook page

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