Lochgilphead CARS Events and Training

Lochgilphead CARS - latest news and upcoming events and training

Event / Training Course Name


Lead Welding and Bossing

On the 11-14th April we are holding a Lead Welding and Bossing course at CERC, Lochgilphead.  This course is aimed at local contractors.  All places are booked.

Low Carbon Learning

We have helped to arrange for BE-ST Built Environment - Smarter Transformation Scotland - BE-ST to deliver a Low Carbon Learning workshop for Lochgilphead High School, Skills for Work students.  The event is due to take place on the 18th April at CERC.

Mineral Silicate Paints CPD Event

On the 25th May, Keim Paints Ltd are hosting a CPD seminar in Lochgilphead Parish Church Hall.  The event runs from 12.00-1.00pm.  To book a place contact james.lafferty@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Traditional Building Skills Demo Day 2023

Together with partners, we are delivering our second Traditional Skills Demo Day on the 8th June at CERC.  60 students from Lochgilphead High School will be given the opportunity to try their hand at four trades.

Energy Efficiency Course

On the 13th and 14th June we are delivering a Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings.  The course is being held in Lochgilphead.  To book a place contact james.lafferty@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Lochgilphead CARS – Events and Training Courses (Past Events)

Event / Training Course Name



UHI Argyll Phase 1


We helped fund a training activity for students from UHI Argyll.  Students studying for the
NPA Level 4 Construction Craft and Technician course helped design and build play equipment for a local nursery.
News - Students Build New Equipment for Outdoor Nursery- Argyll College UHI

Promotion of Lochgilphead Conservation Area


Information leaflets were issued to all properties within the Lochgilphead Conservation Area reminding owners/occupiers of the planning controls which apply within the designated area.

Traditional Building Skills Demo Day Roadshow


Lochgilphead CARS arranged and delivered the Argyll and Bute Traditional Skills Demo Day Roadshow across four towns.  The event took place in May 2022 and was attended by over 170 students from the four schools.  Partners included; the schools and Developing Young Workforce.
Building the future with traditional skills (argyll-bute.gov.uk)

Keeping Warm in Older Homes


In September 2022 we held a public event in Lochgilphead to provide advice and guidance on energy efficiency measures, renewable heating options and funding.  Partner organisations included; Home Energy Scotland, AliEnergy, Citizens Advice Bureau and ABC’s Housing Energy Efficiency Team.  Between 80 and 90 people attended.

Historic Building Recording Course


We commissioned Wessex Archaeology Ltd to deliver a two-day course for the community.  The course will help participants to survey and record historic buildings. Nine people attended.