Funding boost for local coastline projects includes £300,000 for Helensburgh
By Aileen MacLennan
Local coastline initiatives will share £1.158 million funding allocated to Argyll and Bute from the Scottish Government’s Crown Estates Fund.
At the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee, councillors agreed that the funding should support projects across Argyll and Bute:
- Tobermory railings and flood prevention scheme – £145,000
- Rothesay pontoons improvement – £151,000
- Helensburgh flood mitigation – £300,000
- Campbeltown flood defences – £270,000
- Coastal roads improvements, flood mitigation and emergency works across the area – £292,000
Policy Lead for Roads and Infrastructure, Councillor Robin Currie, right, said: “Argyll and Bute has more than 4,000 km of coastline. This funding award therefore is very welcome and will benefit a number of communities.”
Depute Policy Lead for Economic Growth, Councillor Jim Anderson said: “Marine Scotland, which distributes the funds, is keen that our coastal communities enjoy the benefits by the end of March 2020.
Given the quick turnaround for organising and delivering the work required, funding will support key projects already under way across the area, helping to progress these more quickly than would otherwise have been possible.”