Key moment for islanders
A NEW development has been welcomed by islanders hard pressed to find affordable homes.
Twenty new homes have just been built at Sealladh na Mara, Bowmore, Islay, by Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA). The 20 properties include 10 one-bed and 10-two bed homes.
The total cost of the homes was £ 3,084,922, with contributions from the Scottish government, ACHA, Argyll and Bute council and Scottish Water.
The development is the first part of Project Shoreline involving ACHA, Holyrood, the council and Islay Estates.
Its ultimate objective is to provide 200 new homes for Bowmore. ACHA has a waiting list of 144 for homes-to rent on Islay. Alastair MacGregor, ACHA’s chief executive, said: ‘This is a proud day for us. We have built 20 new homes on Islay. The island is a growing success story for Argyll with a vibrant tourism, agriculture and whisky sector.
‘However, we need homes to support this developing economy and this development will deliver that.’