North port buoyed by promise of jobs

By Rita Campbell

Published: 31/01/2014

THE west coast town of Oban has won multimillion-pound backing for a regeneration scheme which is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs and trigger massive investment from the private sector.

The plans to revamp the picturesque port include extending its North Pier, upgrading road links, attracting renewable energy projects and creating more business space at the airport.

Argyll and Bute Council will pay for the ambitious scheme using £18.9million of Tax Incremental Financing (Tif).

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