Hous­ing surg­eries reach Is­lay and Jura

Campbeltown Courier - - DISTRICTS -

HOUS­ING is­sues will be top of the agenda on Is­lay and Jura to­day (Fri­day).

Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil is host­ing three dropin surg­eries, in celebration of Scot­tish Hous­ing Day, to in­form and ad­vise mem­bers of the public on all hous­ing mat­ters.

West High­land Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (WHHA) will of­fi­cially open 18 new homes at Dail na Mara, Port Ellen, to­day, and the Port Ellen sta­tion project will be de­clared open to­mor­row (Satur­day Septem­ber 9).

The sta­tion project, to pro­vide more af­ford­able hous­ing on the island, is led by the Ian Mac­Tag­gart Trust in part­ner­ship with Ar­gyll and Bute coun­cil and WHHA and will con­vert the for­mer po­lice sta­tion into six self-con­tained one-bed­room and stu­dio flats.

The coun­cil’s pol­icy lead for hous­ing Coun­cil­lor Robin Currie said: ‘These drop-in events are a great way for peo­ple to get in­for­ma­tion and advice on a wide va­ri­ety of hous­ing is­sues.

‘Whether they want to find out how to ap­ply for a house, want to know which grants are avail­able or want to dis­cuss the con­di­tion of their ex­ist­ing prop­erty, there will be some­one on hand who will be more than happy to help.’

The hous­ing surg­eries are at the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions:

11.00am – 2.00pm: Jura Ser­vice Point, Craig­house;

10.30am – 12.30pm: Cus­tomer Ser­vice point, Jamieson Street, Bow­more;

10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.00pm – 2.30pm: Columba Hall, Port Ellen.

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