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, Roads and Infrastructure Issues|01631 730111 |
|Neil Mackie | Secretary (special advisor) |Minutes and Correspondence|email Secretary |
|John Landale | Treasurer | Projects|01631 730585 |
|Bob Cornish | Councillor| Projects | email Bob Cornish |
|Linda MacLeod | Councillor | Health and Education |01631 730376 |
|Paul Zvegintzov |Councillor | |07721 503981 |
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.
Community Council News
Current news relating to the Community Council is shown here: see also the main Appin.scot news page.
Homes For Ukraine - Public Meeting Minutes from 21st March 2022
Loch Long Salmon gave a presentation to Appin Community Council on 10/2/22
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Police Scotland has seen an increase in frauds
Being a victim of fraud doesn't only cause financial stress, but can have a detrimental impact on the victims health and well being
Community advice from Fire Service
Appin Community Council receives advice from Fire Service to share with community
Draft Land Management Plan
Online consultation for draft forestry land management plan
Community Defibrillators update
The Community Coop has installed a further publicly accessible unit outside the shop.
Contact the Council - 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>
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.
Community Council documents
Older Minutes (by year)
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.
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:
- dial 101
- send an email