A story of community spirit and sheer determination epitomises the restoration of the town’s iconic cultural building. This 1874 B-listed building was the first theatre in Argyll and for a hundred years the centre of cultural life in Dunoon. Latterly the building fell into disrepair and unused for a quarter of a century, before the threat of demolition ignited a community campaign to rescue it. In 2009 it was bought for £1 by the John McAslan Family Trust and the Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust was established. The building operated for six years as a work-in-progress venue, with enormous volunteer support, while the money was raised to undertake vital renovations. Dunoon Burgh Hall re-opened in June 2017 as a cultural and arts venue following a full programme of refurbishment.
Building Date: 1874