Young people in Argyll and Bute leave school amongst the best placed in Scotland to build the lives they want. That’s something we’re proud of and a lot of investment goes into their future.

Our schools and staff are award winning. New state-of-the-art secondary schools have been built in Campbeltown and Oban, and a new primary in Kirn, Dunoon. Many of our village primary schools offer smaller than normal class sizes. You can read about what’s happening in our schools or find the schools in your area on the council’s website.

You don’t have to leave the area to continue your education. Argyll College UHI is part of a network of colleges across Scotland which make up the University of the Highlands and Islands. Argyll College has various education centres in Helensburgh, Oban, Lochgilphead, Dunoon, Tobermory, Rothesay, Campbeltown and Islay.

Current course provision closely aligns with the skillsets needed by local employers, and is flexible to meet the needs of any incoming and new employers to the area.

Oban is our university town with over 800 students and a number of Higher Education campuses, including the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and Argyll College UHI. SAMS, like the college, is a partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

More and more young people are opting for Modern Apprenticeships, which allow them to earn while they learn. Argyll and Bute Council is committed to its Modern Apprenticeship programme. 

Read how Jonathan Pye enjoys the work-life balance of his dreams as a teacher on the island of Jura.