Argyll and Bute Council has agreed to an ambitious and forward-looking programme to assist regeneration and economic development in five of it’s waterfront towns - Campbeltown, Helensburgh, Oban, Rothesay and Dunoon. In November 2008, the Council unanimously agreed to allocate more than £30 million to the programme, since named ‘CHORD’
The multi-million pound initiative will see major improvements to the town centres and waterfronts of all five towns.
The "Lorn Arc" project is an ambitious £20million proposal to extend Oban's North Pier and construct road infrastructure in Dunbeg/Dunstaffnage. The proposal covers Oban, Dunstaffnage, Dunbeg, North Connel and Barcaldine.