Main Building Redevelopment - Follow The Journey

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As the capital works team breathes new life into our old building we’ll be sharing photos and updates on our Main Building News page.

We would like to give huge THANK YOU to the following funding bodies who are supporting the capital works programme:

The National Lottery Community Fund - Community Assets; Historic Environment Scotland; Scottish Government Regional Capital Grant via Argyll & Bute Council; Highlands & Islands Enterprise.

Historic Environment Scotland - Technical Grant; Co-op Foundation; Crerar Trust; Hugh Fraser Foundation; Scottish Sea Farms - Heart of the community; MacQueen Bros Charitable Trust; Bid 4 Oban; JTH Charitable Trust; many individual donors and not forgetting our wonderful investors who helped us raise an amazing £210,000 through Community Shares.

Thank you so much to each and every one of you.

A link to further information on each of the funds can be found at the bottom of this page. For more detail on our funding package please contact the Project Facilitator, Eleanor MacKinnon -

Helping our small staff team and volunteers through the journey of development to present day has been possible with support from: Highlands and Islands Enterprise - Community Support Team; Development Trust Association, Strengthening Communities - funding support for the development and sustainability of the organisation; Architectural Heritage Fund - development funding; Community Shares Scotland - share offer support and Just Enterprise - business development.

Our design team of Page & Park Architects, Gardiner & Theobald and Atelier Ten lead by our Main Build Project Manager - Andrew Pinkerton

Plus the many individuals and local businesses who have given us their time, skills and in kind donations to keep us on track.

Over the last 4 years many small grants have assisted us to deliver activity and project development: Highlands and Islands Enterprise - Development Support during our planning stages; Investing in ideas; Postcode Community Trust; Heritage Lottery Fund - Stories, Stones and Bones; Voluntary Action Fund; Tesco Bags - Creative; Book Week Scotland; Oban Common Good Fund; Arts and Business Scotland; Argyll & Bute Council - Strengthening Communities; Oban Rotary - Youth Arts and Creative Events; Tasgadh - Youth Programme and Scotland’s Sounds.

Last but by no means least, a HUGE thank you to all who use the facilities, participate in our programme, attend events and have helped to maintain the momentum to establish The Rockfield Centre, at the heart of our creative community.