Argyll and Bute

Closing date set on sale of former police station with residential redevelopment potential in Carradale

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has set a closing date of 12 noon on July 28 on the sale of a former police station with residential development potential in Carradale, Campbeltown.

Published 19 July 2021

Drax unveils plan to expand ‘Hollow Mountain’ Cruachan power station

Renewable energy company Drax Group is kickstarting the planning process to build a new underground pumped hydro storage power station – more than doubling the electricity generating capacity at its iconic Cruachan facility in Scotland.

Published 24 June 2021

Contracts awarded for Argyll and Bute school improvement works

Argyll and Bute Council has pressed on with plans to refurbish Salen and Port Charlotte primary schools by awarding contracts for the works to two local companies.

Published 15 June 2021

Local firm appointed to Oban depot redevelopment

The redevelopment of Argyll and Bute Council’s Jackson’s Quarry Depot in Oban is close to completion.

Published 4 June 2021

Report outlines benefits of Campbeltown’s £60m transformation

A £60 million regeneration programme has transformed Campbeltown town centre into a more vibrant, attractive place to live, work and visit, a new report has found.

Published 3 June 2021

Helensburgh Waterfront Development topped out

The Helensburgh Waterfront Development celebrated a major construction milestone this month with a traditional topping out ceremony, marking the completion of the building’s structure and roof.

Published 26 May 2021

In Pictures: Tarbert Ferry Terminal pier takes 'huge step forward'

The new pier at Tarbert (Harris) Ferry Terminal has taken a “huge step forward”, according to Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL). 

Published 14 May 2021

Affordable homes granted planning permission on Colonsay 

Planning permission has been granted for an initial phase of nine affordable homes on Colonsay, prioritising the need for long-term residential homes on the island.

Published 7 May 2021

Helensburgh care development tops out

Simply UK has celebrated the topping-out ceremony of its 64-bed care development in Helensburgh.

Published 15 April 2021

Video: New purpose-built stillhouse unveiled at Ardbeg Distillery

Ardbeg Distillery has this week revived a great whisky tradition as it opened the doors to a new stillhouse on the shore.

Published 26 March 2021

Over 50,000 households to get warmer, greener homes in £562m boost

From this week, the homes of 50,000 UK households will be upgraded with green improvements from a £562 million fund, reducing carbon emissions and supporting thousands of green jobs across the country.

Published 23 March 2021

Historic Environment Scotland unveils £4.5m investment for historic towns and cities

Four historic communities across Scotland will benefit from a combined investment of more than £4.5 million from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to preserve built heritage and stimulate economic regeneration.

Published 18 March 2021

Islay project to produce Scotch whisky by tidal power

A marine energy company has unveiled a ground-breaking project to produce Scotch whisky distilled by tidal power in the Sound of Islay.

Published 22 February 2021

Housing and renewables key elements of new £70m rural growth deal for Argyll and Bute

A £70 million investment in economic growth for Argyll and Bute has been agreed with the formal signing of the area’s rural growth deal today.

Published 11 February 2021

New Islay distillery gets the green light

Elixir Distillers has been granted planning permission to build its much anticipated new distillery in Islay.

Published 10 February 2021