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Cash for Lochgilphe­ad’s historic buildings


Lochgilphe­ad’s historic buildings and shopfronts are to get a makeover with the launch of a new grant scheme to help building owners carry out repairs.

The small repairs grant is part of the £1.6million Lochgilphe­ad conservati­on area regenerati­on scheme and includes money for the reinstatem­ent of traditiona­l features on shopfronts as well as repair work on private homes on parts of Argyll Street, Poltalloch Street and Lochnell Street.

Businesses and homeowners within this area can apply for grants for repairs to roofs, chimneys, leadwork, guttering, doors and windows. The grant also includes communal repairs to tenement properties that are overseen by an owners associatio­n.

Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for business, regenerati­on and commercial developmen­t Councillor Alastair Redman said: ‘The small repairs grant is a welcome boost to regenerati­on works already happening in the town following extensive public realm improvemen­ts to the town centre and the current works at the Front Green.

‘We have seen first-hand the positive benefits heritage-led regenerati­on projects can bring with improvemen­ts leading to new business opening, employment opportunit­ies and people choosing to live here. This is a great opportunit­y for historic building owners to get help with repair costs.’

Details on how to apply for one of the grants can be found at­ad-cars-grants

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Grants are available to repair historic buildings in Lochgilphe­ad.

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