RESIDENTS are invited to give their views on rural growth in Argyll and Bute – and possibly help bring a cash windfall to the area.

The area’s council has put together a bid to attract UK and Scottish Government investment through a rural growth deal.

A consultation has now started to ask the population if such a package is useful for the area, and how the investment would be best spent for people and businesses.

Argyll and Bute Council Leader Aileen Morton said: “Argyll and Bute deserves a prosperous future. It deserves investment. A rural growth deal could bring that.

“A deal wouldn’t bring everything everyone wants. However, it would be a turning point in building a thriving future for the area.

“Public backing and in-put will play an important part in making a deal happen. I would encourage anyone who cares about the future of Argyll and Bute to take a moment to answer this consultation.”

You can give your views on-line at Printed copies of the consultation are available at Customer Service Points, by emailing or emailing 01546 604390.

The consultation runs until Friday, August 10.