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Scottish pupils build on traditional skills

Posted: Friday, June 7th, 2024

Students from Lochgilphead High School will try their hands at joinery, roofing, plumbing, and brickwork when they attend a series of traditional skills workshops funded and delivered by Argyll and Bute Council’s Lochgilphead Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS).

On 13 June, the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) in Lochgilphead will be the hub of practical learning.

These workshops are not just about career exploration but about getting hands-on experience in potential career paths.

Taster sessions will be provided by:

  • UHI Argyll
  • Noremac Argyll Ltd
  • MacLeod Construction Ltd
  • A&C Building Contractors Ltd

Lochgilphead CARS is a heritage-led regeneration project that runs until March 2026 and offers grant funding to property owners to assist with the repair of their historic buildings.

The council also identified four priority buildings as part of the scheme. Work at two is now almost complete (1 Argyll Street and 3-17 Colchester Square), and work is underway at 2-4 Argyll Street and 6-10 Argyll Street.

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