Settlement resources

Settlement resources

Our welcome information has been put together to make things easier for you when you move to Argyll and Bute

Welcome to Argyll and Bute

From Helensburgh in the East, to Coll and Tiree in the West, if asked to sum up Argyll and Bute in three words, we’d say beautiful, successful, and welcoming!

Sitting on the West coast of Scotland, our landscape brings together beaches, waves, and clear blue ocean, with forest walks, mountain climbs, and island views. Argyll and Bute is both wild and accessible and offers endless adventures.

What matters most, is the welcome you’ll get in our communities. Whether you have opted for an island, a village, or one of our towns, you’ll be made to feel like you belong. In Argyll and Bute you matter and can make a difference.

Tha fàilte chridheil a’ feitheamh oirbh!

A warm welcome awaits!

Did you know?

  • Argyll and Bute has five main towns, 23 inhabited islands, with the coastline said to be longer than the coastline of France.
  • Argyll and Bute has a bridge over the Atlantic.  It was built between 1792 and 1793, connecting Seil Island to the mainland, spanning a narrow section of the Atlantic.
  • Argyll is home to the 3rd largest whirlpool in the world, located in the gulf of Corryvreckan, a narrow strait between the islands of Scarba and Jura.

If you have recently made the move, you can now download our Argyll and Bute Welcome Pack, or read the information below. This provides information on what support is available to you, tips from those who have already made the move, and answers to some of the most common questions.

Download our Welcome Pack here

Or if you know someone who has recently relocated to your community and is looking for additional support please feel free to share the Settlement Flyer with new residents, community groups, and in community buildings.

Download our settlement flyer here

Relocation support is available

Get in touch!

If you have recently relocated to Argyll and Bute for the first time, returned home, or are looking for support to stay, please contact settlementproject@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Support is available to make the move and settle happily in Argyll and Bute.

Settlement support includes:

  • Information on access to local services
  • Advice on where to find local amenities, jobs, and childcare.
  • Connecting new residents with those who have also made the move to Argyll and Bute.

Recently relocated and wanting to meet people in the community?

Use our online form to get in touch and leave your details

Tips from those who have made the move –

“Volunteer, this will help you find connections and new friends”

“Get involved in your community, join clubs for yourself and children, and attend community events as soon as you move”

“Argyll and Bute is such a beautiful place to live with welcoming communities. It is 100% worth relocating. We are very happy here!”

“Living here is the best move you can make for your family. You won’t regret it!”

“Join local community groups on social media to familiarise yourself with all that is going on in your area. Everyone is happy to help”