Restoration work at Campbeltown Cross begins

Scaffolding was erected around Campbeltown's 14th century cross last Saturday.
Scaffolding was erected around Campbeltown's 14th century cross last Saturday.

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Restoration work on Campbeltown Cross by two workers from the specialist firm of Graciela Ainsworth Sculpture Conservation Ltd started this week.

Prior to this, the railings were removed by Archie Johnston to be repaired and treated, scaffolding was erected by Taylor and Wishart and the street furniture was removed by Argyll and Bute Council staff.

Once the work is finished, Graham Powell will clean and repair the sandstone steps, the railings will be replaced, new floodlights will be installed by Neil Galbraith, an interpretation board will be designed and installed by Gordon Bennie of Argyll Signs and new barrel planters gifted by Springbank, Glengyle and Glen Scotia distilleries and new benches will be installed.

The project has been made possible after Campbeltown Community Council secured the necessary funding. James Lafferty of Campbeltown Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme has co-ordinated the works.