Lochgilp­head CARS fund­ing bid

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A se­lec­tion of the com­ments were: Don­ald Bow­ness: ‘Shock­ing the state of Last week’s front page story about a cash bid by Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil to im­prove the ap­pear­ance of Lochgilp­head’s build­ings re­sulted in a num­ber of com­ments on the Ar­gyll­shire Ad­ver­tiser Face­book page.

The coun­cil has ap­plied for £969,000 for a Lochgilp­head Con­ser­va­tion Area Re­gen­er­a­tion Scheme, ad­min­is­tered by His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Scot­land.

If suc­cess­ful, there are hopes that it would com­ple­ment work al­ready planned to up­grade the front green. the vil­lage, and es­pe­cially the main street. An­other thing that needs to be ad­dressed is the amount of empty shops. Lower rent for these and en­cour­age new busi­nesses. The rental crip­ples new busi­nesses.’ Sophia Mil­ton: ‘About time!’

An­gela MacVicar: ‘Beau­ti­ful wee vil­lage that is re­ally tired and so need­ing a face lift but I to­tally agree that the rents need low­ered so the Main Street thrives. There are so many gift shops, each of­fer­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent but I don’t know how they sur­vive.’ Sean MacLeod: ‘Fingers crossed for the bid. Good luck Lochgilp­head.’

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