Regeneration and Redevelopment

New Shopfront Improvement Grant available  

Using Town Centre Funding, provided by Scottish Government, Argyll and Bute Council is supporting local business owners invest in their businesses through undertaking shopfront improvement projects. Applications for the grant are invited from business owners looking to make repairs to their shopfronts in the following towns:

  • Helensburgh, Cardross, Garelochhead, Rosneath, Kilcreggan, Lochgilphead, Ardrishaig, Tarbert, Tobermory and Bowmore

Find out more and apply for a Shopfront Improvement Grant here >


Over the last decade, Argyll and Bute Council has taken forward an ambitous capital regeneration programme which has helped to stimulate further public and private sector investment. Projects ranged from the provision of new schools, bringing buildings back into productive use and upgrading public realm in each of our key towns. These council investments have attracted a substantial level of external funding that has helped transform a number of our town centres securing residents homes for the future, restoring civic pride, bringing redundant property back into productive use and enabling new businesses to open. As this first phase of investment comes to an end and we celebrate the completion of CHORD, Inveraray and Campbeltown CARS, in 2020 number of other regeneration projects continue to progress such as the Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative and Dunoon’s Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme.

Town Centre Regeneration Projects

Argyll and Bute Council's Transformation, Projects and Regeneration team is working hard to deliver heritage-led regeneration across Argyll and Bute in partnership with key funders such as Historic Environment Scotland and LEADER. In 2020 the council also welcomed over £1.3 million of capital grant funding for Lochgilphead's first town centre regeneration scheme which is due to commence in late spring. The Lochgilphead CARS will compliment the Lochgilphead Front Green project that includes public realm improvements in Colchester Square. For further details on each of our live Town Centre Regeneration projects, please click the logos below.

 Rothesay Regeneration logo Dunoon CARS logoLochgilphead CARS logo 

 Additional Capital Projects

In addition, a number of additional capital projects are now at various stages of implementation with the likes of the regeneration of Helensburgh’s Hermitage Park, the roll out of the Tarbert and Lochgilphead Regeneration Fund and the Helensburgh Waterfront project. For further information and updates on individual projects, please refer to each of the individual links or alternatively contact the appropriate project officer.