Scotland's First Minister has welcomed the change in administration at Argyll and Bute Council.

Humza Yousaf shared his "delight" after his SNP colleagues led a successful challenge for control of the local authority on Thursday, April 4.

The TALIG administration, dominated by Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, was replaced after tied votes required two cuts of the cards.

Mr Yousaf, SNP leader, didn't mention the the other parties whose councillors voted in favour of the new regime - including one Labour councillor, one Green, three independents, and even one councillor who was elected as a Conservative in 2022.

In a post on X, previously Twitter, Mr Yousaf referred to TALIG as the "opposition" and said: "Delighted that my SNP colleagues will now be leading Argyll and Bute Council.

"Particularly given opposition mismanagement which culminated in the local authority threatening to impose a 10 per cent rise in council tax on households in the midst of a cost of living crisis."

But one councillor from the deposed TALIG administration has warned of "chaos" ahead after the new regime opted to leave all policy lead posts, along with the committee chair posts and appointments to outside bodies, vacant until the next regular full council meeting on April 25. 

Councillor Graham Hardie (Liberal Democrat, Helensburgh Central) said: "I am very disappointed that the council administration came to an end due to a cut of the cards.

"It had done a good job, for example the recent success of negotiating an extra £2.3million from the Scottish Government.

"The last time the SNP took over the council it ended in chaos after less than a year. Now they've plunged the council into chaos straight away by leaving all the political posts vacant for three weeks."

Councillor Maurice Corry (Conservative, Lomond North), who lost the role of Provost after the first cut of the cards, said he wanted to thank council staff for their support of him and his constituents.

He told the Advertiser: "I have enjoyed my two years as Provost, dealing with as many constituents as possible, and I look forward to doing it again.

"I have been very proud to be a member of TALIG. They have done a wonderful job in difficult circumstances. The plan was not just short term but long term."