Useful Links

Oban Town Diary »
A diary containing information regarding all local events this year!

Business Improvement Districts Scotland (BIDS) »
The national organisation established to support and encourages the development of Business Improvement Districts across Scotland. This website contains links to all Scottish BIDs.

UK BIDs »
National BIDs advisory service which provides information on Business Improvement Districts throughout the UK.

Scottish Government Regeneration of Towns and High Streets »
A recognition that Scotland’s town centres should be the heart of the local community, supporting sustainable economic growth for the benefit of all.

The Association of Town Centre Management (ATCM) »
The ATCM helps town and city centres realise their natural roles both as prosperous locations for business and investment, and as focal points for vibrant, inclusive communities.

Business Gateway »
Practical help, advice and support for new and growing businesses in Scotland.

Useful Documents

BID Proposal »

The full BID proposal document required by legislation to be submitted to Scottish Government and approved by Argyll & Bute Council.

Baseline Service Statements »

Statements about the services provided by Argyll & Bute Council, Transerv and Strathclyde Police to the business community on both a statutory and discretionary basis.  All proposed BID projects are clearly additional to these services.