Open day at Rothesay’s Old Courthouse

The latest open day at the Old Courthouse in Rothesay.
The latest open day at the Old Courthouse in Rothesay.

More than a hundred members of the public attended an open day at the Old Courthouse development in Rothesay as part of ongoing efforts to market the town centre properties for sale.

Fourteen one, two and three-bedroomed flats have yet to be sold at the development, on the corner of High Street and Castle Street, where 25 new homes were built behind the B-listed facade of the town’s former council chambers and sheriff court.

The properties, which were completed in April 2011, are being sold by Rothesay-based housing association Fyne Homes and marketed by island estate agents Bute Property.

Kathryn Armstrong from Fyne Homes said: “All the comments from the public during and since the open day has been very, very positive, and to have more than a hundred people along was a phenomenal turnout.”

The properties were initially only to be sold to first-time buyers on a ‘shared equity’ basis, but the Scottish Government subsequently relaxed the rules slightly, and several of the 11 properties sold so far have been to older people looking to move to a smaller home.