Argyll and Bute firm nears completion of £7m museum revamp

THE £7 million transformation of Kilmartin Museum is nearing completion, Argyll and Bute Council has confirmed.

Commencing in April 2021, the work has been led by Argyll and Bute firm, TSL, with Reiach and Hall Architects behind the design that sees an extension join together the existing two buildings to create a ‘seamless’ museum facility.

It has brought about a much larger exhibition space, as well as a creative space, accessible research and learning facility, and an education space.

The project, led by the Kilmartin Museum company, benefited from £400,000 in funding from Argyll and Bute Council, as well as £275,000 from the Scottish Government’s regeneration capital grant scheme.

On a recent visit to look at the progress made, councillor Alastair Redman, policy lead for economic growth and communities at Argyll and Bute Council, said, “Kilmartin Glen and Museum are incredibly important to Argyll and Bute and the wider area attracting visitors from all over the world. The transformation is quite staggering and I want to congratulate everyone involved in creating a superb visitor attraction for Argyll and Bute.

“We’re pleased to support this charity-led project and can’t wait for the state-of-the-art museum to showcase some of the most important archaeological artefacts found in Argyll. It’s a great boost to the local economy.”