Ongoing investment in Argyll and Bute’s town centres

Ambitious plans for further town centre investment across Argyll and Bute continue to help enhance the area into a great place to work, live and visit. 

At a meeting of the Policy and Resources committee, councillors approved proposals to support a range of projects with funding from the Scottish Government's Place Based Investment (PBI) Programme. 

Projects given the green light include:

  • Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust - Phase 2 to enhance the outdoor area and build on phase 1 investment £74,500
  • Dunoon CARS/LACER approach - flexible fund to support businesses with improvements to shopfronts/buildings £49,500
  • Helensburgh CARS – Shopfront Improvement Scheme £44,000
  • Helensburgh Skate park – the council is working with the Helensburgh Skate Park Group to consider options for a permanent site £80,000
  • Tobermory Worker Accommodation - match funding for recently successful Islands Programme award 23/24 £50,000
  • Bid4Oban - Shopfront scheme and Oban signage – adds to previous investment and support work of Bid and local businesses £60,000
  • Lochgilphead CARS - Shopfront improvement scheme and tenement property maintenance programme - £100,000
  • Steel Beam Project/LACER Shopfront improvements in Campbeltown £38,000


Councillor Robin Currie, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, said: “We are committed to enhancing and developing the facilities and infrastructure in our town centres and to ensuring that our residents and visitors continue to see Argyll and Bute as a great location to live, work and visit.

“The projects being funded by this latest allocation from the PBI programme will deliver benefits for communities across the area.”

Argyll and Bute’s 2023/24 allocation from the PBI programme is £496,000. 

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