Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute agrees 900-home strategic plan and proposed LDP

More than 900 new affordable homes look set to be built in Argyll and Bute over the next five years as part of the local authority’s revised Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP).

Published 27 September 2019

Planning consent secured for Oban depot rationalisation

Luddon Construction Ltd’s lead design consultant Austin-Smith:Lord has secured detailed planning consent for Argyll & Bute Council’s rationalisation of its 11.5-hectare depot site in Oban.

Published 30 August 2019

‘Inadvertent technical breach’ discovered in Helensburgh Waterfront Development tender process

Argyll and Bute Council is to re-run the tendering process to find a contractor for the work on Helensburgh’s new swimming pool and leisure centre after a technical glitch was discovered in the process.

Published 4 July 2019

Upper Tribunal rules building can be demolished even with outstanding repair enforcement order

The Upper Tribunal for Scotland has ruled that the existence of a repairing standard enforcement order did not prevent a trust from having the requisite intention to demolish a building as per Schedule 5 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988.

Published 1 July 2019

Government rejects request to take over St Peter's Seminary

The future of St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross is in doubt after the Scottish Government declined to take responsibility for the modernist ruin amid mounting maintenance costs.

Published 28 June 2019

National Trust for Scotland opens rescue project to save Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House

The National Trust for Scotland will this week open the doors to its most ambitious conservation project yet when the public are given access to the ‘Hill House Box’ for the first time.

Published 3 June 2019

£15.6m secured to address fuel poverty and energy efficiency in Argyll & Bute

Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has secured more than £15 million to tackle fuel poverty following a successful bid to the Warm Homes Fund.

Published 9 May 2019

Port Ellen Distillery plans formally submitted

Plans to bring the iconic Port Ellen Distillery on Islay back to life in a unique celebration of distilling heritage and innovation have been formally submitted.

Published 7 May 2019

Caol Ila Distillery transformation plans approved

A key milestone in the journey to transform the Caol Ila Distillery visitor experience has been reached after Argyll & Bute Council formally granted planning permission for the development.

Published 25 April 2019

Ardnahoe Distillery opens after £12m investment

The first new distillery on Islay for nearly 15 years has officially opened its doors.

Published 15 April 2019

TSL to transform Oban school into community hub

Isle of Mull contractor TSL has been awarded a £2.6 million contract to transform a derelict school in Oban into a thriving community hub.

Published 8 April 2019

Luddon Construction to redevelop Oban depot

Luddon Construction has been appointed to progress the redevelopment of the Jackson's Quarry Roads Depot in Oban.

Published 18 March 2019

New thermal survey reveals extent of damage to Mackintosh’s Hill House

State of the art survey techniques have revealed the severity of water damage to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s iconic property, The Hill House in greater detail than ever before.

Published 18 March 2019

Argyll housing association approves £15.8m investment budget

The Board of Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has approved a budget for 2019/20 which will see an investment of £15.8 million in the Association’s stock of 5,100 homes.

Published 6 March 2019

Contract Notice published for Helensburgh Waterfront Development

Contractors are being invited to bid for work on the Helensburgh Waterfront Development.

Published 12 February 2019