Good tidings for Tobermory town centre plans

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Tobermory Harbour Association (THA) is feeling on top of the world at the moment, or top of the pile may be more precise, according to chairman Brian Swinbanks.

One of the leading lights of the THA, Mr Swinbanks was commenting on the confirmation from Argyll and Bute Council that phase one (refurbishment of the harbour railings) of the Tobermory Harbour and public realm enhancements would benefit from a share of £1.2 million from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund.

‘I am absolutely delighted with the news,’ said Mr Swinbanks. ‘We really welcome any investment that will benefit our town and the wider community and at last we feel like we have reached the top of the pile.’

The announcement that the project would receive £150,000 came following the recent meeting of the full council at which 10 other projects across Argyll and Bute were also allocated a share of the fund.

THA is planning a meeting with Fergus Murray, the council’s head of economic development, to look at a way forward for the project.

The town centre funding comes on the back of the announcement that THA is also moving ahead with plans to purchase the Solum of Ledaig car park and boat park within Tobermory, having received £22,040 from the Scottish Land Fund.