A COUNCILLOR says that good progress is being made on two community projects in Arrochar despite both being described as 'not on track' in a report.

Helensburgh and Lomond Community Planning Group is set to hear on Thursday, February 7 that the establishment of a visitor destination group for Arrochar is behind schedule.

It is also stated in a report for the meeting that plans are also off beam for Argyll and Bute Council to take a collaborative approach on marine litter in the village.

But Councillor Iain S Paterson is confident that the two targets will be met, especially with an offer of services for tackling the marine litter issue.

He said: "These are three-year plans. Although they are in red at the moment good progress is being made.

"(On the visitor destination group) my understanding that no one or group has come forward as yet but it is ongoing.

"I can think of individuals who I know would be very good for this but it is down to whether they have the time or inclination do put themselves forward, and that is what the community planning group are trying to progress.

"From my councillor perspective , I have been getting people who are involved in the beach cleans in different areas of my ward to talk other and pool resources.

"This came about at a Garelochhead Community Council meeting where an individual has offered his services in terms of time and equipment.

"As it turns out he is willing to provide a similar offer to Arrochar.

"I commend all in my community who are trying to do something about it."

The Community Planning Group's meeting takes place at 10am at the Three Villages Hall in Arrochar, and papers are available to view online at argyll-bute.gov.uk