Changing face of Oban’s Rockfield Centre

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Work on the main building of The Rockfield Centre in Oban’s town centre is progressing well, as its new jacket of scaffolding shows.

Scaffolding was erected at what will be the new main entrance two weeks ago and now surrounds the whole building, with work starting on the windows refurbishment. Those with Rockfield memories, the old blue stairs have now been demolished. This area will become the site of the new lift and stair access to the central part of the building.

Eleanor MacKinnon, projector facilitator with Oban Communities Trust (OCT), said: ‘Great progress is being made and the building is revealing a lot of old secrets – we’ve discovered beautiful old flagstones at the entrance door. And the building is starting to show the beauty of the light in the space that has been created. The vision to create a community cultural hub in the main building is now becoming a reality thanks to the support of our many funders and the wider community.’

The year-long programme of works is being carried out in sympathy with the ethos of a Grade B listed building, retaining the character of the former primary school but presenting a light and airy modern interior for a wide range of uses.

Should anyone have memories, pictures or artifacts please do get in touch as our Heritage Hunter volunteers continue to work hard to build our archive.

Email: heritage@therockfieldcentre.org.uk