TV pre­sen­ter opens new hous­ing de­vel­op­ment on Is­lay

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

BBC Scot­land’s Glenn Camp­bell has of­fi­cially opened Ar­gyll Com­mu­nity Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion’s 350th new home, which hap­pened to be on Is­lay.

The new-build hous­ing for rent is part of a 20 homes project be­ing built by ACHA on the out­skirts of Bow­more.

The de­vel­op­ment has a con­tract value of £3,446,197 and is a three-way fund­ing part­ner­ship between ACHA, Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil and the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment. The new homes were built by MacLeod Con­struc­tion of Lochgilp­head and em­ployed 30 trades­men. The hous­ing mix ranges from one- to four-bed­room homes. Alas­tair MacGre­gor, ACHA’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, said: ‘This is a proud day for ACHA to be able to open our 350th new-build home on Is­lay. We are proud to play our part with our part­ners in build­ing Is­lay’s fu­ture with homes for the is­land’s peo­ple.’

Glenn Camp­bell added: ‘It is an hon­our to be back in my home vil­lage to hand over the keys to the first res­i­dents of this new de­vel­op­ment.

‘Mov­ing into a new place is an ex­cit­ing mo­ment and I wish all those mak­ing Seal­ladh Loch na Dala their home the very best for the fu­ture.’

Glenn Camp­bell cuts the rib­bon to open Seal­ladh Loch Na Dala with Kay­lagh, grand­daugh­ter of new tenant Mrs Keogh.

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