Following the publication of a feasbility study which looks at the future of the island’s main town, there appears to be appetite for the formation of an ‘Alliance for Rothesay’.
At a meeting held in the Victoria Hotel on Thursday afternoon, Brian MacDonald from Scotland’s Independent Regeneration Network (SURF) told those present: “One of the things that has to be accepted is that the island is in a competitive state with other locations. The island has to work out for itself what it wants to achieve. You need to come together as a community and say this [current state] isn’t good enough.”
Mr MacDonald was accompanied by Andy Milne and Kerrie Grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) who commissioned SURF to carry out the feasibility study, which included speaking with a number of island residents and business owners about the regeneration of Rothesay.
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