Argyll and Bute



Port Ellen distillery plans unveiled to public

The Port Ellen distillery on Islay will be revived in an inspiring celebration of quality, heritage and innovation under proposals revealed to the local community this week.

Published 31 January 2019

Plans approved for £18m Helensburgh waterfront leisure development

Councillors have given the green light to £18 million plans for a new leisure centre and swimming pool in Helensburgh.

Published 24 January 2019

Work begins to construct box to save Mackintosh’s Hill House

After the arrival of a 100 tonne mobile tower crane in the early hours of Monday morning the first steel beams of the ‘Box’ that will protect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s The Hill House from driving rain and wind were lowered in to place. 

Published 22 January 2019

Pioneering rescue of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House underway

Work has started on the National Trust for Scotland’s pioneering plan to save the Hill House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s domestic masterpiece.

Published 23 November 2018

Plans submitted to transform visitor experience at Islay distillery

Caol Ila Distillery has today formally submitted plans to transform its visitor experience on Islay to Argyll & Bute Council.

Published 14 November 2018

Rest and Be Thankful heritage centre project granted official charitable status

A project to establish a Scottish Motorsport Heritage Centre at the historic Rest and Be Thankful hillclimb and rally stage in Argyll has been granted official charitable status.

Published 28 September 2018

Morar House conversion recognised at UK property awards

A tasteful Scottish housing restoration project has won a prestigious award – one of two secured by the developer All Saints Living.

Published 26 September 2018

Work starts to deliver new plots for industrial development in Oban

Construction work has started at the site of four new industrial development plots in Oban.

Published 3 September 2018

Green light for 300 affordable homes in Dunbeg

A major development of 300 affordable homes in Dunbeg has been approved by Argyll and Bute Council’s planning committee.

Published 29 August 2018

Safety works completed at Strone Point on A83

A road safety project costing £1.6 million on the A83 at Strone Point has been finished.

Published 16 July 2018

Dunoon Queen's Hall handover complete

Contractors working on the £12 million Dunoon Queen’s Hall project have completed their official handover of the building to Argyll and Bute Council.

Published 11 July 2018

Three contractors secure places on £750m Clyde Commercial Framework

Kier Graham Defence, Morgan Sindall and VolkerStevin have been appointed to deliver a broad range of building, civil engineering and mechanical / electrical works as part of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) prestigious new £750 million Clyde Commercial Framework (CCF).

Published 17 May 2018

£1.5m project set to transform gateway to Crinan Canal

A historic disused building known locally as the ‘Egg Shed’ is to be transformed into a new heritage and community hub at the gateway to the Crinan Canal in Ardrishaig.

Published 19 April 2018

Oban North Pier building is officially handed over

The official handover of the keys to a new maritime visitors’ facility on Oban’s North Pier has taken place.

Published 9 April 2018

Innovative leisure centre heat project to make a splash

A swimming pool in Argyll & Bute is at the forefront of a renewable energy revolution which creates heat from waste water.

Published 5 April 2018