Rothesay Pavilion to receive £500,000 grant

ROTHESAY Pavilion is to receive £500,000 from Historic Scotland’s Building Repair Grants fund, the Scottish Government has announced.

The Pavilion is one of 16 buildings across Scotland which will receive a total of £4,061,535, as announced by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs.

Sandy Mactaggart, executive director of development and infrastructure at Argyll and Bute Council said “Historic Scotland’s support is a vital first step towards the regeneration of the Category A listed Rothesay Pavilion.

“It is one of the most important and iconic post-war buildings in Scotland and this funding will greatly support our efforts in preventing further deterioration.

“Its restoration will provide an enhanced community facility, attract new visitors to Bute and bolster the local economy. Restoring our heritage is not only possible - is it the most sustainable approach to regeneration.”

Argyll and Bute Council is working on the Rothesay Pavilion restoration project with The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, which has extensive experience in restoring heritage for the benefit of the community and was brought on board with the aim of ensuring the development is viable and sustainable.