The Pavilion restoration project brings together a strategic partnership of funders to enable the redevelopment of one of the Island’s most important heritage assets. Unfortunately, its location on Rothesay’s seafront exposed the Pavilion's structure to severe weather conditions. Eighty years from original construction, the fabric of the building reached a level of deterioration which required major repair and refurbishment. However, its Grade A status as, ‘a building of unique cultural and historical interest’ in Scotland, meant that the partnership was able to secure the scale of funding to bring the building back into operation and allow a mix of commercial, cultural and community uses to appeal to locals and visitors alike and stimulate the local economy with a boost in tourism revenues, business and creative enterprise.
The £972,272 grant from Europe will enable the partnership to provide, well-equipped, accessible independent work spaces in the Pavilion with the goals of supporting the growth of business enterprise on the island.