Digital links, transport and communication are key Bute business concerns

Argyll and Bute Council's head of economic development, Fergus Murray (second left), in conversation with Bute business owners.
Argyll and Bute Council's head of economic development, Fergus Murray (second left), in conversation with Bute business owners.

Better digital connectivity, better transport links and better communication from the local council are among the key concerns of businesses on Bute, according to a meeting held in Rothesay.

Better digital connectivity, better transport links and better communication from the local council are among the key concerns of businesses on Bute, according to a meeting held in Rothesay.

Fergus Murray, Argyll and Bute Council’s head of economic development, spoke to The Buteman after a ‘business briefing’ at the town’s Victoria Hotel attended by representatives of 17 island businesses and other organisations.

The event was one of a series being held in communities throughout the area as part of the council’s efforts to talk up its economic development activities.

“The main issues raised during the meeting were digital connectivity, ferry links and the need for additional business land,” Mr Murray said, “but one of the main things was the need for the council to communicate more with local businesses.

“There’s definitely an appetite for this kind of thing and we will take these issues away, use them to inform the action plan for our economic strategy and come back in six months’ time to see how things have progressed.”

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