An AVA palaver over Bute emergency plan

The team behind Bute's community resilience plan. L-R: Councillor Len Scoullar, community councillors Bill McQueen, Iain Donald, Jean Donald, Grace Strong, Peter Wallace and Frank Baxter, Inspector Gordon Anderson from Police Scotland and Morag Brown (Argyll and Bute Council's IOD programme manager).

The team behind Bute's community resilience plan. L-R: Councillor Len Scoullar, community councillors Bill McQueen, Iain Donald, Jean Donald, Grace Strong, Peter Wallace and Frank Baxter, Inspector Gordon Anderson from Police Scotland and Morag Brown (Argyll and Bute Council's IOD programme manager).

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The chair of Bute Community Council has hit out at an Argyll-based voluntary group over its role in the preparation of Bute’s community resilience plan.

Grace Strong contacted The Buteman after reading a comment from the chief executive of Argyll Voluntary Action in our May 3 issue.

Glenn Heritage had said the organisation was “delighted to have played a small part” in helping create an emergency plan for Bute.

But Miss Strong told The Buteman: “AVA have not been in touch with us, and they’re certainly not taking the kudos for our emergency plan.

“I feel it’s very unfair, because it does come across as if they’ve been of great help to us, and they haven’t - we’ve never heard from them, let alone seen them.”

* For the full story, including AVA’s response to Miss Strong’s comments, see the May 10 issue of The Buteman - on sale now.