Argyll and Bute Council has recently sold three surplus properties in the Helensburgh and Lomond area and work to dispose of a number of others is ongoing.
The former school house, known locally as the Rainbow Centre on School Road in Kilcreggan and a commercial unit on Ferry Road, Rosneath have recently been sold and the new owners have plans to bring them back into use.
The former council and ACHA offices in James Street, known as Scotcourt House have also been sold and a planning application has been submitted by the purchaser to upgrade the office accommodation and create space for martial arts training.
At its meeting yesterday, Thursday, 21 September 2017, members of the Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee were updated on work to sell properties in the area including Blairvadach House, the former Hermitage Academy site, municipal buildings in Sinclair Street and marriage rooms in West King Street.
This follows on from the news last month when it was confirmed that a licence had been signed with Argyll College to take over the running of the vacant Kirkmichael Centre. The college has now opened its doors to its first cohort of new students.
Councillor Ellen Morton, chair of the Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee, said:
“The council doesn’t want buildings lying empty and has been actively marketing the sale of its surplus properties. It is pleasing that these three former council properties have been sold and will now be brought back into use. The funds raised will now be used for other council services which will benefit our residents. A number of properties are under offer and others remain for sale.”