Insisting there was "no place for censorship", Roddy McCuish, the SNP leader, today announced the ban had been overturned amid mounting public criticism, including on Twitter, the micro-blogging site.
He told BBC Radio 4's World at One programme: "There's no place for censorship in Argyll and Bute Council and there never has been and there never will be.
"I've just instructed senior officials to immediately withdraw the ban on pictures from the school dining hall. It's a good thing to do, to change your mind, and I've certainly done that."
His dramatic intervention, came after Jamie Oliver, the celebrity chef, led the public backlash against its ban, which came after the Scottish Daily Record published a story under the headline "Time to fire the dinner ladies..."