The Oban Times - - Community News -

ARI­SAIG’S land sea, and is­lands cen­tre is open for visi­tors again fol­low­ing a ma­jor ren­o­va­tion.

The his­tor­i­cal build­ing will now cost the Ari­saig com­mu­nity trust, thou­sands less each year in heat­ing bills as eco-friendly ma­te­ri­als have been built in to keep out draughts. A re­cent air-tight­ness test on the cen­tre showed draughts in the build­ing have re­duced by 91 per cent since the work was com­pleted.

Hugh Cameron, chair­man of the trust. said: ‘This is the start of a new greener era for the Ari­saig com­mu­nity. The re­fur­bish­ment of this well-known in­for­ma­tion and her­itage cen­tre will pro­vide much needed warmth in what was an ex­tremely cold and draughty build­ing and, by re­duc­ing the bills and the car­bon diox­ide emis­sions of course, it will be a much more cost- ef­fec­tive way of run­ning this com­mu­nity owned build­ing.’

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