A stakeholders group is to be formed to come up with the best ways of improving Oban venue Mossfield Stadium.
Historically, Mossfield was used for shinty matches and Highland games.
But since 2015 it has hosted Oban Live – a two day music festival organised by Celtic rock group Skerryvore.
The organisers have said they won’t host Oban Live in 2020, because of a lack of improvements at the venue. They said the facilities are deteriorating at a time when running events is increasing.
A list of proposals was brought to councillors at yesterday’s Oban Lorn and the Isles area committee meeting.
Three areas for improvement were suggested. They include the surface on the approach to the stadium from the car park, the pathway leading to the stand and the power supply.
These would cost at least £60,000, although estimates are still being finalised. A report before councillors said greater detail would come to the December area committee.
In her report Pippa Milne, executive director with responsibility for roads and infrastructure, said external funding would be required for the works.
Councillor Julie McKenzie said: “We need full consultation with stakeholders and other members of the community. We must establish a stakeholders group made up of all users of Mossfield stadium. No resources should be committed until all these actions are undertaken.”
Kieron Green agreed. He put forward a motion that the committee agree the recommendation to note the report and consider that further development of the improvement suggestions be undertaken. He suggested they should add that a stakeholder group be established and that no funds be committed until this has been done.
This was seconded by Councillor McKenzie and carried unanimously.