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Rothesay regeneration and investment

rothesay TH2 Projects 2017 - 2024

Priority Building Projects Completed
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Shopfront Restoration Projects Completed
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Traditional Window Projects Completed
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Small Repair Restoration Projects Completed
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Training & Community Engagement Events
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ROTHESAY TOWNSCAPE HERITAGE (TH2) Project

The Rothesay Townscape Heritage (TH2) Project is a jointly funded grant programme focusing on the regeneration of historic buildings as well as traditional skills training and community engagement.

Rothesay TH2 is part funded by the Scottish Government, The European Community Argyll and the Islands LEADER Programme 2014-2020, Historic Environment Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Smarter Choices Smarter Places, and Argyll and Bute Council.

Further to the successful delivery of a Townscape Heritage Initiative between 2011 and 2016, Argyll and Bute Council recognised the need for greater economic development and regeneration activities within Rothesay. Rothesay TH2 complements the prior investment and link all of the regeneration activity within the town by investing in Victoria Street and Montague Street. 

Funding breakdown

Rothesay TH Priority building projects

39-43 VICTORIA STREET 100%
73 - 77 VICTORIA STREET 100%
THE WINTER GARDENS DISCOVERY CENTRE 100%
37 VICTORIA STREET / 1 TOWER STREET 100%
69 - 72 VICTORIA STREET 100%

Rothesay TH Shopfronts Progress

Glens Footwear & Clothing, Victoria Street 100%
D.C Murray, Argyle Street 100%
Electric Bakery, Montague Street 100%
39 Victoria Street 100%
69 Victoria Street 100%

THE PRIORITY BUILDINGS WITHIN ROTHESAY TH2 PROJECT

Winter Gardens Discovery Centre
39 - 43 Victoria Street
73 - 77 Victoria Street
37 Victoria Street / 1 Tower Street
69 - 72 Victoria Street
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major investment in rothesay

rothesay thi (2011 -2016)

Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) was a hugely successful heritage-led regeneration project, which has substantially improved the gateway into the Isle of Bute, and has greatly enhanced the conservation area.

As a partnership project of £2.6M, Rothesay THI's common fund was made up of funding from Heritage Lottery Fund (£1.5M), Argyll and Bute Council (£0.5M), Historic Environment Scotland (£0.5M) and LEADER (£98K).

rothesay Pontoon Project

The existing outer berth pontoons are reaching the end of their useful life and have resulted in a negative customer experience that detracts from the wider offer of Rothesay and ultimately Bute. As part of an economic enabler it is proposed that the pontoons are replaced with a new piled system, as the preferred option, which will be more attractive and reliable for visiting vessels and more cost effective to maintain over the life of the asset. It is therefore forecast that a piled system will provide a safer structure, easier to maintain than a chain and anchor system, help attract more visitors to the harbour and ultimately generate additional income directly from berthing fees and indirectly additional income for local business as a consequence of additional visitors to the area.

SHOPFRONT IMPROVEMENT GRANT SCHEME (2011-2016)

Argyll and Bute Council have allocated funding to a new shopfront improvement scheme in Rothesay. 

CAFE ZAVARONI
DENTAL SURGERY
MAISON GINA
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OTHER INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN ROTHESAY

STALLED SPACES PROJECT MONTAGUE STREET
Overgrown land was cleared. The volunteers comprised students and Syrian refugees, who had only just moved to their new homes on Bute. The enhancement has significantly improved the look and feel of Rothesay’s main shopping thoroughfare.
REINSTATED BUS SHELTERS
Replacement of two corroded and failing structures and were replaced with new bespoke shelters, designed in a heritage style.
DISCOVER BUTE LANDSCAPE PARTNERSHIP
Regeneration of 36ha of woodland, the creation or restoration of 22km of hedgerow, as well as a number of planting and protective fencing schemes, which included 240ha of targeted control or eradication of invasive species. 35km of stone walls were restored, 2 bird hides were built, and 14 archaeological sites were conserved or enhanced. Access was also improved through the creation or upgrading of 31km of paths, the creation of 6 car parks and through the installation of 30 bike racks and 84 way markers.
WAYFINDING SIGNAGE
The design, manufacture and installation of four informative signs with maps showing key destinations within the town centre of Rothesay.
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contact

For advice, please contact the Rothesay TH Project Officer:

Colin Fulcher, Transformation, Projects and Regeneration Team

Phone: 01700 501 373

Email: colin.fulcher@argyll-bute.gov.uk

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*Counter statistics subject to frequent updates and include significant projects, mainly council funded but do include some third party projects.