New film celebrates Campbeltown transformation

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A film celebrating the transformation of Campbeltown, following investment of £13 million, has been produced as part of the judging process for the 2020 SURF Awards.

Campbeltown’s regeneration project has been shortlisted in the Scotland’s Most Improved Place category by SURF, a national regeneration forum which aims to improve the lives and opportunities of residents in Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities.

The new footage, produced by Argyll and Bute Council, shows the significant improvement in the appearance and vibrancy of the town.

Councillor Alastair Redman, policy lead for business, regeneration and commercial development, said: ‘The story of Campbeltown’s regeneration is captured perfectly in this film featuring local businesses and the community.

‘There is a real buzz around the town with new businesses opening following the repair of more than 40 buildings and an extensive shopfront improvement scheme.

‘The transformation, along with improved community facilities, is helping to attract more people to live and work in the area.

‘Working together with partner organisations and the people of Campbeltown is delivering positive results.

‘In such a challenging a year, it is heartening to see such positive signs of recovery for our local economy. ‘

The 2020 SURF Award winners will be announced in February 2021 at a virtual awards dinner.

The film can be viewed on the council’s website.