Welcome to Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute is the place to be – A prosperous, inclusive and green economy lies at the heart of Argyll and Bute Council’s economic growth strategy. Working with key partners, we are investing in our communities, improving our places, creating new employment opportunities, improving critical economic infrastructure to help deliver sustainable economic growth across our Region.

Argyll and Bute’s global offer, through new initiatives such as our Rural Growth Deal, offers new and expanding economic opportunities to existing and potential new residents, a better experience for millions of visitors and numerous choices for potential investors.

Attracting inward investment continues across Argyll and Bute, due to our ability to innovate and produce world class products, the skills of our people and the quality of life we offer, together with our outstanding natural and built heritage that lies in close proximity to Scotland’s central belt.

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Location

Inward investment has been attracted to the region due the high quality of life we can offer, the benefits of our scenic, coastal location with much of the area in close proximity to Scotland’s central belt.

key sectors

Given our outstanding natural and built environment, Argyll and Bute will always have a lot to offer tourists visiting our area.

renewables

Argyll and Bute is at the heart of renewable energy development in Scotland by taking full advantage of its unique and significant mix of indigenous renewable resources.

In Argyll and Bute we have a strong cultural identity, rich in the Gaelic language, archaeology, architecture, film and TV music and the visual arts

Argyll and Bute’s food and drink industry was recognised as a growth sector given the region’s pristine natural environment and long standing tradition of whisky distilling.

Aquaculture in Scotland is diverse, from the farming of salmon and other finfish species, to the production of mussels and oysters, to the harvesting of seaweed. 

business and investment opportunities

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FLAGSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Local Development Plan supports the delivery of development opportunities and safeguards the natural and built environment.

business support

Access our business support platform.

economic recovery

View Argyll and Bute's Economic Recovery Plan.

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