The Rothesay Pavilion regeneration received £600,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund this week - but it wasn’t the only Argyll and Bute project to get a financial boost from the UK government scheme.
More than £2.15 million was awarded to communities in the area from a total Scottish funding pot of £9.58 million.
The other Argyll and Bute projects receiving a CCF cash injection this week were:
Campbeltown Community Business Limited - £409,724 towards restoring the historic Campbeltown Picture House, an A-listed building dating from the 1930s;
Colintraive and Glendaruel Development Trust - £329,650 to make improvements to the 57-mile Cowal Way coastal path, stretching from Portavadie to Loch Lomond;
Tarbert Harbour Authority - £500,000 to upgrade pontoons and provide additional berthing facilities for larger boats at teh Loch Fyne harbour;
Scottish Submarine Trust - £106,000 for infrastructure work on the Scottish Submarine Museum, to be set up in Helensburgh;
Tobermory Harbour Association - £212,082 to improve visitor facilities and infrastructure at the harbour in Mull’s largest settlement.
Argyll and Bute MP Alan Reid, who was present at Rothesay Pavilion on Monday when his Liberal Democrat colleague, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, announced the latest CCF awards, said: “These awards help important local projects and I am delighted to see profits from the Crown Estate are now being returned to coastal communities instead of ending up in the coffers at Westminster and Holyrood.”
Other Scottish beneficiaries from this week’s CCF announcement included the Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee - in the headlines this month after it was revealed that the project cost had almost doubled to £80m - and North Ayrshire Council, which is to receive £350,000 as a contribution to the regeneration of the harbour area in Brodick.