New report sought on Bute beauty spot

The recreational land at Ardbeg Point which was used as a work site in 2011 and has still not been restored to its original condition.
The recreational land at Ardbeg Point which was used as a work site in 2011 and has still not been restored to its original condition.

Local Argyll and Bute Council officials are to carry out a survey of a Bute beauty spot in the hope of finally settling on a programme of improvements to the site.

Following a site meeting this week at Ardbeg Point, which offers spectacular views to Loch Striven, the Cowal hills and the Kyles of Bute, the authority’s Bute Streetscene manager Allan MacDonald and local amenity services foreman Joe McCabe have been asked to examine the area.

The move follows a long dispute between locals and Scottish Water, whose contractors, George Leslie, used the recreational land as a site base during a 2011 project to connect the Ardbeg and Port Bannatyne areas to the Rothesay sewerage network.

Residents in the area are unhappy at the quality of work done to reinstate the land following the conclusion of the contract.

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