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Former Rothesay Academy

Former Rothesay Academy
Academy Terrace
Isle of Bute
Argyll and Bute

Expressions of Interest are invited

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Former Rothesay Academy

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Key features: 

Argyll and Bute Council is seeking expressions of interest from prospective purchasers or occupiers of the former Rothesay Academy.

Unique & varied development opportunity.

Substantial site (over 1ha) & iconic 5 storey building.

Stunning views across Rothesay Bay & Firth of Clyde.

The site comprises lower section of former high school including 1950’s concrete framed ‘B Listed Building’.

Conversion for hotel, tourism, care, residential or business & industry considered subject to consents and permissions.

Joint venture opportunities considered.


Please call or email  

01436 658957

Full description: 


The property is served with electricity, water, sewage and telecom connections.  No guarantee can be given as to the suitability of the services or their condition for future use.


Site extends to over 1ha and is located within the settlement area of Rothesay. 

Currently vacant. 

Class 10—Non-residential institution exists but other business, industrial and residential uses may be acceptable subject to permissions. 

Interested parties should take note of planning policies within the Argyll and Bute Local Development Plan.


Tel: 01546 605522


Instructions for offers: 

Argyll and Bute Council is seeking expressions of interest from prospective purchasers or occupiers of the former Rothesay Academy. 

Expressions of interest should be sent by email or letter to:-

Estates Office, Argyll and Bute Council, Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre, Helensburgh, G84 7PG


At this stage the Expression of Interest should note the prospective purchaser’s interest along with proposed use for the site and contact details together with the proposed purchase price if you are in a position to do so.

Following the receipt of expressions of interest the Council will retain your details and advise you should a closing date for offers be fixed. 

Instructions to submit formal offers shall be advised to all interested parties should a closing date be set. 

Formal offers to acquire the property must be submitted by the closing date should one be fixed.

 Property particulars may be downloaded from the website.  If you wish us to send these to you please let us know by contacting us on:

TEL: 01436 658957

Argyll and Bute Council give notice that:

All particulars are set out as a general outline only, for the guidance of intended purchasers/tenants and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. The particulars are believed to be correct but are supplied for information only and no reliance should be placed thereon.

All descriptions, dimensions, areas, reference to condition and necessary conditions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith, and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchaser/tenant should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves with inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.

Argyll and Bute Council does not bind itself to accept the highest or any other offer and supplying these particulars is not issuing instruction. Argyll and Bute Council will not therefore bear liability for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers/tenants in inspecting properties, or for Agent’s and other fees incurred by any intending purchaser/tenant in respect of properties, which have been sold, let or withdrawn.

The successful Offeror must satisfy him/herself as to the condition of the property and terms of the title deeds.  The Council gives no warranty in respect of any of these issues.

The subjects are offered for sale in their current condition as at the date of offer. 

Any plans referred to are indicative only and are not intended to define the extent of the Council’s ownership.

The purchase price shall be payable on entry.

Any offers received may be the subject of a report to a Local Area Committee or Full Council.

Offers must state the proposed purchase price in figures and in words.