CHORD Background Studies and Information

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For information about the development of the projects in the five towns, you can access details of the Outline Business Cases put forward here.

Campbeltown Helensburgh Oban Rothesay Dunoon

In early 2010, Argyll and Bute Council appointed Ekos, a leading independent UK consultancy specialising in economic and social development, to carry out socio-economic baseline reports and perception surveys for each of the 5 towns in the CHORD programme.Ekos logo

The studies were carried out throughout 2010, and the final reports are now available.

CHORD Programme Summary

Perceptions Surveys Summary

Socio-economic Baselines

The socio-economic baselines provide an overview of each area, looking at population, employment base, business base, claimant count (Job Seekers Allowance), property base etc.

Perception Studies

The perception studies were carried out with a range of residents, businesses and visitors.  The idea behind these surveys is to obtain a baseline position for each town, so that changes in future public perception can be measured.