COSLA officials visit Argyll and Bute Council

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The new president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities visited Argyll and Bute Council this week.

David O’Neill, who took the helm following an election in June, and CoSLA chief executive Rory Mair met local councillors at the authority’s Kilmory HQ as part of a drive to increase engagement with local authorities.

They outlined CoSLA’s role before councillors enjoyed a lively question and answer session with Mr O’Neill covering a wide range of topics, including council tax levels, the number of councils in Scotland and even touching on the independence debate.

Following the meeting, Argyll and Bute Council leader Roddy McCuish said: “It was great to have the opportunity to meet with David and Rory.

“The good-natured discussion between all councillors which followed was extremely interesting, and we look forward to working with David in the future in his role as CoSLA president.”