Audit Scotland report was a ‘wake-up call’ for Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute Council leader Dick Walsh has described the recent Audit Scotland report on the authority as a 'wake-up call'.
Argyll and Bute Council leader Dick Walsh has described the recent Audit Scotland report on the authority as a 'wake-up call'.

Argyll and Bute Council Leader, Dick Walsh, has described the Audit Scotland report as ‘a wake-up call for all of us’.

In a statement issued on Friday, November 29, Mr Walsh said: “The Audit Scotland report was a wake-up call for all of us. We said at the time that we would roll up our sleeves and get on with the job – and we have started exactly as we mean to go on.

“We have had a strong, sound and stable administration in place for over two months now and we are already making steady progress. This will be backed up by a robust and focused action plan to address the issues outlined in the report.

“After carrying out an extensive interview process, we now have a team of policy leads in place – an enthusiastic, committed group who bring a combination of experience and fresh ideas to the tasks at hand. They are already building good relationships and working closely with senior management and service heads, with visible results.

“Effective political management was identified by Audit Scotland as a clear need. We have plans for a committee structure which will make our leadership, policy-setting and decision-making processes much more efficient and effective.