Argyll and Bute economic report welcomed

The Argyll and Bute Economic Forum's first report makes several recommendations on how the area's economy can prosper in future.
The Argyll and Bute Economic Forum's first report makes several recommendations on how the area's economy can prosper in future.

Argyll and Bute Council has welcomed the findings of this week’s report on the area’s economic future - which, among much else, recommended that Rothesay could look towards the historic city of Bath as an inspiration for growth.

The report from the Argyll and Bute Economic Forum sets out a series of actions needed to ensure the area’s economy thrives, and its population grows, in the future.

It calls for a shared vision for the area from community leaders at all levels - from MSPs and business owners to councillors and newspaper editors.

The forum is chaired by Nicholas Ferguson, the chair of Sky plc, who was brought up in Tighnabruaich and has a home in nearby Kilfinan.

Council leader Dick Walsh said: “The fact that Argyll and Bute has the backing of a business voice as authoritative as that of Nicholas Ferguson underlines its great potential for economic success.

“The council is ambitious for our area, we are confident in its ability for growth and we are committed to doing all we as a council can do to build prosperity.

“No single agency alone, however, can do all that our economy needs to thrive. This report highlights that fact, and provides recommendations in how to build on the work we and our partners have already been doing.”

To read the report in full, click here.