Argyll and Bute



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

£4.5m investment to expand Argyll marine enterprise cluster

Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved more than £4.5 million of funding to expand the European Marine Science Park (EMSP) at Dunstaffnage near Oban.

Published 9 February 2021

Scottish Government backs plans for Tobermory development

The Scottish Government has voiced its support for plans to erect a new building in Tobermory.

Published 22 January 2021

Taylor Wimpey launches consultation on new homes at Helensburgh golf course

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland and Helensburgh Golf Club have submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to Argyll and Bute Council which outlines their intention to submit a planning application for the development of around 300 new homes.

Published 12 January 2021

Argyll and Bute housing association to progress building plans with £10m funding boost

Argyll and Bute-based housing association Fyne Homes Limited has welcomed a £10 million funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland to refinance existing loans and enable future growth plans within the business.

Published 17 December 2020

Success of Argyll and Bute heritage regeneration projects continue

Almost £5 million worth of projects to regenerate historic buildings in Rothesay and Dunoon have continued to deliver strong results. 

Published 2 December 2020

Argyll and Bute Council agrees plan to build 900 homes in five years

Argyll and Bute Council has approved a new housing strategy that sets out plans to build over 900 affordable homes over the next five years.

Published 1 December 2020

Mull Hotel given green light for £3m redevelopment

An extensive redevelopment project has begun at a prominent Mull hotel.

Published 26 October 2020

Permanent solution 'only realistic option' to prevent Rest and Be Thankful disruption

Argyll and Bute Council has recommended that the Scottish Government takes forward the first of 11 options to address landslide issues at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful following a consultation by Transport Scotland.

Published 23 October 2020

And finally... First virtual planning inquiry in Scotland held

The Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) of the Scottish Government has conducted its first ever virtual planning inquiry in Scotland.

Published 20 October 2020

Lochgilphead public realm works delayed after council fails to procure contractor

Argyll and Bute Council has blamed the "far-reaching effects of COVID-19" for failing to procure a contractor for regeneration work planned for Lochgilphead.

Published 13 October 2020

Campbeltown shortlisted for Scotland’s most improved place

Campbeltown has been shortlisted as Scotland's most improved place following an extensive regeneration programme led by Argyll and Bute Council.

Published 7 October 2020