The Empty Shops Project


Neglected properties  bring down the whole neighbourhood, and affect the business chances of other traders.

What did we do about the Issue?

  • We engaged with owners and agents to have decrepit shop fronts tidied up.
  • We engaged with the Argyll and Bute Council to see what enforcement action may be possible.

Has it made a difference?    The act of mapping and highlighting the problem  via social medai and the local  press brought the subject into sharp focus.  Funding has been obtained under the auspices of Bute Island Alliance and HIE to run a series of pop-up shops starting in Autumn 16.  Coordination will be effected by Vital Spark.


Job Done? Yes!