Meet the council


Lochgoil Community Council, like other Community Councils, is a democratically elected Body put in place by Government to represent the Community in its area. Community Councillors are all volunteers and give there time voluntary to the Community. They are the problem solvers and supporters for community concerns around their area, taking those issues for the Community to Local Government, MPs, NHS, Police, National Park, and Forestry Commission Scotland. They are the main Contact and supporters for their Area put in place by Government.

As Chair of your Local Community Council Elected by the Community and fellow councillors, I have never varied from my belief that I am there to support the local Community, to represent their needs and desires within the community. As Chair I do not toe any political party line and firmly state that National Politics has no place in local Community Councils. I work hard for my community and attend many meetings which could affect our community now or in the future”  Iain MacInness, Chairman of the Lochgoil Community Council

How to join the Council

Local Elections are held every 3 years and advertised in the local press and notice boards.


Held the second Monday of the month (no meeting in July) in the Village Hall Library at 7.30pm. Meetings are open to the public.

Meet the committee

Iain MacInnes MBE – Convenor

Elizabeth Bain – Vice Chair & Treasurer

Dianne Paton –  Secretary

Tom Murray

Zak Gillen

Community Council – We want to update you on events

It is difficult to make everyone aware of local issues in a timely manner and, as a result, the council does not receive as much feedback as they might.

Although not everyone has e-mail, a large proportion of the community does and this could be used beneficially. An e-mailing list is being set up in association with the Community Website and you are invited to subscribe to it. As a minimum, subscribers will receive notification of Community Council meetings, copies of agendas and subsequently the minutes of the meetings. Additionally, other information which the Council feels the community should be aware of will also be forwarded. Information will continue to be published on village notice boards and in The Wee Goil.

If you wish to subscribe, please send an email with the subject “Subscribe to Community Mail List”

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Contact Us

If you would like to bring anything to the attention of the Community Council please contact the Chair and/or Secretary, or any Councillor.