Stone paving for front green after cash injection

Lochgilphead front green will now have stone paving to complement the Achnaba slabs seen here being laid in Colchester Square earlier this year. 51_a11ColchesterSquare07

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The £1.5 million refurbishment of Lochgilphead’s front green will now include new paving slabs to complement the new-look Colchester Square.

Argyll and Bute Council has earmarked £80,000 to upgrade the front green’s pavements by installing stone similar to that recently laid around the square and Argyll Street.

The extra funding for Lochgilphead is part of a nationwide regeneration project that has seen £821,000 allocated to Argyll and Bute Council.

The Scottish Government’s Place Based Investment Programme (PBIP) aims to revitalise town centres and neighbourhoods and the projects it funds must be delivered by March next year.

The initial phase of PBIP funding will also support the improvement of shop-fronts throughout Argyll through grants for business owners and £80,000 has been allocated to this part of the project.

This follows last year’s Scottish Government Town centre scheme which supported more than 70 Argyll and Bute businesses.

Rothesay’s Tower Street council building will also benefit from £100,000 worth of repairs to improve the building’s appearance.

Policy lead for business, regeneration and commercial development Councillor Alastair Redman said: ‘Local regeneration is a key priority as we continue to invest across Argyll and Bute enhancing the area as a fantastic place to work, live and visit.

‘We are already seeing the benefits of transformational projects in our towns and settlements and the additional funding from the Place Based Investment Programme is welcome news for the area.’