Argyll and Bute

Morrison Construction opens doors to £26m Campbeltown Grammar

It was a historic occasion in Argyll and Bute on Wednesday when secondary pupils from across Kintyre moved into the new £26 million Campbeltown Grammar School built by Morrison Construction.

Published 22 February 2018

Islay whisky firm plans new still house with multi-million-pound investment

One of Scotland’s smallest whisky distilleries has unveiled plans for a new still house on the isle of Islay following a multi-million-pound investment from The Glenmorangie Company.

Published 19 February 2018

Contractors and suppliers sought for £500m submarine base upgrade

VolkerStevin is to host a supplier engagement day as it looks for subcontractors and suppliers to work on the £500 million HM Naval Base Clyde development.

Published 31 January 2018

Second Scottish housing association to build wind turbines for community benefit

After ten years of development, Fyne Homes has today announced plans to build a three-turbine development in Argyll and Bute that will generate £15.6 million of community and charitable benefit over the next 20 years.

Published 24 January 2018

Kilmartin Museum and former Gleaner Oil site revamps given council support

The former Gleaner Oil site in Ardrishaig is one step closer to being brought back to life as a waterfront community and businesses hub after Argyll and Bute Council agreed funding from its Tarbert and Lochgilphead Regeneration Fund.

Published 11 December 2017

Plan to enclose Mackintosh’s Hill House beneath 60ft protective veil

The National Trust for Scotland has unveiled plans to cover Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House in Helensburgh with a 60 feet tall enclosure amidst mounting concern for the building’s structural integrity.

Published 6 December 2017

Council completes sale of former Hermitage Academy site in Helensburgh

Construction work to deliver 95 new homes at the former Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh is to start within the next few weeks after the site was sold to a national housebuilder.

Published 6 December 2017

CBC wins £10.6m contract to restore Rothesay Pavilion

The multi-million pound restoration of Rothesay Pavilion is moving forward with the £10.6 million contract for the works being awarded to main contractor CBC.

Published 29 November 2017

Over 760 new affordable homes planned for Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute Council has revealed plans to build more than 760 new affordable homes in the next five years.

Published 9 November 2017

Robertson secures £13m work on Scottish Sea Farms’ smolt hatchery

Scottish Sea Farms’ £37 million investment in a state of the art onshore hatchery is moving forward with construction now underway at its site near Oban.

Published 8 November 2017

Local authorities launch roads maintenance initiative

A new roads maintenance initiative has been launched between eight councils in Scotland.

Published 10 October 2017

Rothesay Pavilion restoration reaches £14m target

Plans to bring the Grade A-listed Rothesay Pavilion back to its former glory can move ahead after the ambitious £14 million fundraising target was achieved for the restoration.

Published 3 October 2017

Plans for £25m motorsport centre at Rest and Be Thankful

A charitable trust is to be formed to push forward plans for a £25 million Scottish National Motorsport Heritage Centre at the historic Rest and Be Thankful hillclimb and rally stage in Argyll.

Published 2 August 2017

House plots for sale to self-builders at Kilfinan Community Forest

Two serviced plots with planning permission at Kilfinan Community Forest have been released for sale to self-builders with the aim of addressing the local affordable housing shortage.

Published 20 July 2017

Contract signed for work to start on new Dunoon Primary

Work on a new Dunoon Primary School is about to get under way after Argyll and Bute Council signed a contract with project partners hub North Scotland Ltd and Morrison Construction.

Published 14 July 2017