The idea to provide business premises and storage was born in 2007, when the Community Trust was first approached by a member of the local business community, who had identified that there were a number of other businesses besides himself that needed extra storage and/or premises.
After discussions with Argyll and Bute Council and Forestry Commission Scotland, an area of ground just outside Tobermory (Ardmore) was identified as a possible site for this type of small scale development.
Funding was sourced to carry out a full feasibility study in 2012/13 to fully assess the need for this type of project. Having a dedicated staff member to work on this project has enabled it to move forward, and we have been able to: carry out a survey of businesses and individuals with 27 responses, carry out site investigation works on the site, had a topographical survey of site compiled, applied to the National Forest Land Scheme to allow us to purchase the Ardmore site as a community acquisition and compiled a business plan for the development to support funding applications
However, plans are not yet finalised if you have any particular requirements, please contact Mairi Greig to discuss.
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