Oban city status statement

Houses along Oban Front

Councillor Robin Currie, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council said:

“Oban is a great place to live, work and invest. We are delighted, with the help of partners and local communities, to have showcased this through the civic honours competition. Thank you to everyone who contributed. We know that competition was stiff, and while we are disappointed naturally that the west coast of Scotland will not have its new city, we are proud of the bid submitted as a way to raise Oban’s profile. This was part of our work to attract the people, skills and investment, that Oban and Argyll and Bute as a whole need. Our work to achieve that goes on in other ways such as our £70 million rural growth deal. Our congratulations go to Dunfermline, and also to everyone involved in Oban’s bid – we are proud of all that Oban offers, locally, nationally and internationally, and welcome the raised profile that entering the city bid competition has brought.”

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