• Kenneth Gibson MSP

SNP Government awards £748,000 to upgrade Ardrossan Promenade


Ardrossan Promenade is one of the 22 community projects across Scotland that will benefit from the SNP Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund. Beach huts and a new play area are included in upgrading plans, which include developing the former toilet block. Ardrossan Community Development Trust has been leading the transformation efforts and community engagement has been extensive. In total, regeneration projects will share more than £25 million of funding. Whilst helping revitalise town centres and neighbourhoods, these projects aim to support up to 3,000 jobs, training and volunteering opportunities and reduce local carbon emissions. Ardrossan’s MSP Kenneth Gibson commented:

“I am absolutely delighted that this SNP Government grant has been awarded to Ardrossan Promenade. “Although the SNP Government has to operate with a limited budget, it’s very welcome that it continues supporting locally developed place-based projects that tackle inequalities and promote sustainable and inclusive economic recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. “I look forward to the works starting and seeing the promenade once it’s been completed.” SNP Government Community Wealth Minister Tom Arthur MSP added:

"The last few years have been tough for us all but many of Scotland’s communities have been more impacted than others. The latest projects to benefit from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund are working to tackle inequalities and create vibrant town centres and neighbourhoods. "By securing investment from this £25 million fund, these innovative projects demonstrate the powerful role those in our communities can have in helping to transform their town centres and neighbourhoods by investing in their future. “The SNP Government will do all it can to support projects that help create the fairer, greener and more prosperous Scotland we all want to see.” ENDS