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|OS grid reference|
|• Edinburgh||82 mi (132 km)|
|• London||368 mi (592 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||DUNOON, ARGYLL|
The Portavadie complex was built by the then Scottish Office for the purpose of constructing concrete platforms for extraction of oil from the North Sea. However, the intention was soon overtaken by acceptance that steel platforms were the future for the oil industry in Scotland. Despite suggestions to turn the complex into a holiday village, it lay redundant until in the mid-1980s the enclosed port was used by a local fish farm company.
A further report in the Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard, says that the derelict "village", known as Polphail, was sold to a forestry company who plan to demolish the buildings and build new houses. It remains in situ currently.
The Bulloch family knew the area well and sought to rectify this wasted opportunity.
Portavadie Ferry Terminal
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|Preceding station||Ferry||Following station|
The new Portavadie Marina  complex opened to the public in 2010. The first phase of the complex consisted of five-star luxury apartments, with private sauna facilities and four-star cottages, alongside a restaurant, conference suites and a retail space.
The second phase, The Lodge, arrived shortly after, consisting of hotel style accommodation, fully accessible studio apartments, staff accommodation and a second "family style" restaurant.
The third phase was officially launched in August 2016, with a luxury spa and leisure complex being added to the amenities.
The Cowal Way starts/finishes at Portavadie; this long-distance waymarked footpath takes one to Inveruglas on the shore of Loch Lomond, in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, 57 miles of walking later.
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