Dunoon is one of five SURF Alliance for Action programme sites

SURF is pleased to announce that it will provide support for a three day a week post for two years to support the development of the Dunoon Area Alliance.

The person will be employed by SURF but they will be based in Dunoon and their work will be directed by the Dunoon Area Alliance. The post, which is part of a larger Big Lottery funded Scottish development, will ensure that Dunoon has significant support as it continues to develop.

Speaking today, the Chief Executive of SURF Andy Milne said:

“In late 2016, SURF completed a feasibility study in Dunoon on behalf of Argyll & Bute Council and Highlands & Islands Enterprise.

“The outcomes of this study suggested that the local response was highly favourable and that the town would benefit from becoming a new Alliance for Action programme area. Acting on points of interest in the feasibility study process, we applied for, and secured, Scottish Government support for a Community Charrette process in Dunoon in the first half of 2017.

“A Community Group has been working over the last year to refine the points in the Charrette Action Plan and to establish a framework for the Charrette outcomes, which are now being used to inform themes and activities for the Dunoon Area Alliance.

“We are delighted that we have been able to secure significant support which will allow Dunoon to direct this development over 2 years as the group develops.”

Acting Chair of the Dunoon Area Alliance Tom Warren said:

“This is fantastic news for the Dunoon area and will make a real difference to support the voluntary time that local residents, organisations and businesses have made over the past 2 years.”

Further information on SURF’s Alliance for Action programme in Dunoon is available here.