Scottish budget plans may boost Campbeltown

Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell.

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Argyll and Bute’s MSP has urged the council to apply for a share of a £50 million town centre fund.

Michael Russell said: ‘Finance secretary, Derek Mackay MSP, announced the new ring-fenced fund – available through the local authority settlement – during his draft budget last month.

‘The plans could help transform towns like Campbeltown.

‘The proposal aims to drive local economic growth by helping town centres fund projects such as re-purposing buildings for retail, business and community enterprise, while improving access and infrastructure.

‘High streets across Scotland face challenges as online retail changes the way we shop.

‘I hope my parliamentary colleagues from across the political divide will back these budget proposals.’

The rear of the Old Post Office which has lain empty for at least 20 years. 25_c27oldpost02

The White Hart has been unused since 2015. 06_c18hart02

Pigeons live in the Old Post Office. 25_c27oldpost01