£2.2 million boost for Campbeltown town centre

ARGYLL and Bute Council is to start the next stage in the regeneration of Campbeltown with a £2.2million project to repair town centre buildings. 

People in and around Campbeltown have been invited to attend an event later this month to find out more about the plans for the future of the town. 

South Kintyre Councillor Rory Colville, chair of the area committee said, “This scheme will see our regeneration initiative continue for another five years, building on the great work in the last seven, which has significantly improved the appearance of the town and had real tangible benefits– safeguarding jobs and creating the right conditions for businesses to thrive.

‘’Community based regeneration projects are a key part of our constant drive to improve our towns, making them places that people can be proud of and that, crucially, create the correct environment for economic growth, which means secure and well-paying jobs. ’We would invite anyone with an interest to come along to the event and learn more about the scheme from the project team.’’

The council will be targeting properties in and around Main Street and Longrow South, including the replacement of the decked areas in the rear of courtyard tenements, which have been causing significant problems for a number of years. 

The drop-in event is on Friday 18th September from noon to 3pm at 3 Harvey’s Lane, Burnside Square