Argyll First’s Sign for the A83 campaign has just had a major boost from one of Kintyre’s biggest private sector investors, the Kintyre Development Company – which is, as they say, setting out to ‘do what it says on the tin’, develop Kintyre.
The Argyll First group of councillors are delighted with the momentum of their campaign to upgrade and fully trunk the great Argyll artery of the A83 and reassured to have the weight of support of a business investor at this level.
Kintyre Development Company’s parent company is the Massachusetts USA registered Southworth Developments.
The Sign for the A83 petition is attracting widespread business and individual support on a rolling basis.
Councillor Donald Kelly has received, on behalf of the campaign, this powerful letter of support from the Kintyre Development Company whose business interests in the area are described within the text. (Editor: The links inserted in the text of Marc Wexler’s letter are ours, to provide information on the Kintyre businesses this company has generated.)
‘As you know, Kintyre Development Company Limited is the developer, owner and operator of the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club and The Village at Machrihanish Dunes (which includes the Old Clubhouse Pub and The Ugadale Hotel and Cottages) in Machrihanish and The Royal Hotel in Campbeltown. To date, KDCL has invested over £17,500,000 in equity in this project and projects that this figure will be well in excess of £20,000,000 when the renovation of the Royal and Ugadale Hotels are completed early next year. Our projects benefit tourism in the lower Kintyre region and are projected to provide over 100 jobs once the hotels are fully operational.
‘The success of our venture and all tourism in the region is heavily dependent on good highway access—not only for our customers, but for our employees and suppliers as well. The deplorable condition of the A83, which is the only major road providing access to the area, is an impediment to our success and we therefore fully support the campaign to Sign for the A83, which will address the issues you note in your email below.
‘For Kintyre Development Company Limited’
This letter provides an objective eye on the condition of the A83 and the active obstruction it presents to economic development in this crucial area.
Examples of other business support
Councillor Dougie Philand, another of the Argyll First group, did an interview for BBC Alba yesterday at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar in Cairndow, with that company outlining not only the difficulties they have experienced as a business but the difficulties all their supplier businesses are experiencing with this important road. Another major marker for the campaign.
M and K MacLeod, Argyll’s major construction firm, has been very supportive of the campaign.They filled a full sheet of the hard copy petition almost immediately at their office premises.
Please add your support
The campaign needs your help just as much. Click on the Sign for the A83 box at the top of the left hand column on this screen and send in your supporting email according to the details given.
And please recruit support from friends, relatives, clients, suppliers and all road users you know. Give then the link to the online instructions for the Sign for the A83 campaign: http://forargyll.com/support-the-a83-campaig/
And please sign now yourself.