Appin Community Council

The statutory organisation representing Appin

Welcome to Appin Community Council's webpages. The Community Council is the 'grass-roots' tier of statutory representation in Scotland, bridging the gap between our local authority - Argyll & Bute Council - and the local community. Your Community Council works hard to ensure that the voice of the community is heard and does its upmost to ensure that matters are dealt with fairly throughout the community.

We hold meetings, generally in Appin Village Hall, approximately every two months to discuss local matters including roads, water,  recycling & litter, cycle track, health & education, planning applications, emergency response, school & public transport, broadband and more. Input from community members is extremely important - come along to the next meeting and get involved in local matters, everyone is welcome.

See the News section for next meeting dates and agendas. Minutes from previous meetings and AGMs are in the Documents section; this information is also displayed on the notice boards outside Port Appin Stores and Gunns Garage in Appin.

You can also report a pothole using our Report a pothole page.


Your voice, your Community Council, working for the community

Appin Community Councillors are:


| Councillor | Post | Responsibility | Contact|
|---------| ----|----------------|
|Charles Steuart Fothringham  |Convenor |Emergency Plan |email Convenor |
| Alison MacCorquodale  |Vice Convenor  |Water Issues|01631 730111 |
| Neil Mackie | Secretary (special advisor) |Minutes and Correspondence|email Secretary |
|Paul Zvegintzov  |Treasurer | Roads and Infrastructure |07721 503981 |
| Linda MacLeod | Councillor | Health and Education |01631 730376 |
|Bob Cornish | Councillor| Projects | email Bob Cornish |
|John Landale | Co-opted| Projects|01631 730585 |


Councillors have responsibility for specific areas relating to the community as shown above. If you have a particular concern or interest in a given subject please contact the relevant councillor. Contact any of the councillors on any other matter not shown on the list. For all other enquiries, please contact the Secretary.


Current news relating to the Community Council is shown here: see also the main news page.

First published 
March 23, 2020
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March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Measures - Tourists to Appin

Campervans and visitors - please stay away from Appin

First published 
March 9, 2020
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March 9, 2020


The next meeting of Appin Community Council will take place on Thursday 2nd April 2020 at 7.30pm in Appin Village Hall

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September 20, 2019
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November 21, 2019

Community Defibrillators update

The Community Coop has installed a further publicly accessible unit outside the shop.

First published 
July 4, 2019
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November 21, 2019

Drop-in session: housing

Drop-in session for housing advice on Thursday 18 July, 3-8pm, Strath of Appin Primary School.

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June 3, 2019
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November 21, 2019

Additions to the next meeting combined with AGM of Appin Community Council Agenda

North Lorn Housing Study presentation by Douglas Whyte. Please 'read more' for info

First published 
May 31, 2019
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November 21, 2019

The next meeting combined with AGM of Appin Community Council Agenda will take place on Thursday 6th June 2019 at 7.30pm in Appin Village Hall.

Please 'Read more' for Agenda details.

First published 
March 19, 2020
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April 9, 2020

Appin Community Council regarding Coronavirus

Appin Community Council update

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March 19, 2020
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May 4, 2020

Coronavirus - our community response

Appin Community Council outlines assistance available in the community

First published 
March 18, 2020
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March 23, 2020

Port Appin Surgery Emergency Measures - COVID19


Contact us

How to raise an issue

Residents in the Appin area are encouraged to attend Community Council meetings to raise a concern or query. If you cannot attend a meeting in person, you can contact the Community Council's Secretary below with your concern. Contact the Secretary for all general enquiries.
Email Appin Community Council Secretary here>

Please note:

To have an item included on the agenda it should be  submitted to the Secretary at least twelve clear days before a meeting. Alternatively, a Member may submit a question in  writing to the Secretary not later than 48 hours before the meeting. Any such question may be answered orally or in writing.

Emergency response

Emergency Numbers & Information

Living in a remote area can often mean that situations arise where help is required as quickly as possible. On this page you will find useful information of what to do in an emergency situation, who to contact and how to find help.

Emergency Services  

In an emergency situation contact Police, Ambulance or Fire dial 999 or 112 (from a mobile phone)

In this remote location, please note that some areas in the community do not receive a mobile signal.


Port Appin Surgery – 01631 730271 - see surgery opening times
NHS 24 for urgent medical advice outside Surgery opening times - dial 111
In a medical emergency (chest pains, shortness of breath, leg fracture) - dial 999
Prescription Order Line – 01631 730642
District Nurses (based in Taynuilt) - 01866 822027
Defibrillator locations – dial 999

Police (non emergency)

For non-urgent crime, you can contact your local police office: