Garelochhead Community Council says it hopes to restore the entrance to Faslane Cemetery to its “former glory” after Argyll and Bute Council confirmed its new gates are ready to be installed.

The council provided an update on the gates last week and said a small event would be planned to mark the installation.

After the old gates fell into a state of disrepair, the community council launched a fundraising effort to replace them.

The plans will also be supported by staff at the Naval base who have offered to carry out work parties within the grounds.

Chair Watson Robinson said: “Garelochhead Community Council, particularly Martin Croft and Carole Spencer, have been working hard with stakeholders from both HMNB Clyde and Argyll and Bute Council to have the cemetery entrance way brought back to its former glory.

“This will include new gates and side railings in a remodelled pillar configuration that will allow much easier entry and exiting for modern day vehicles.

“Last year Argyll and Bute Council re-surfaced the outer car park and removed the old derelict building that lay within the grounds.

“In the very near future we are hoping to have the new gates hung and the old sandstone pillars sandblasted clean.

“The aforementioned community councillors have laid some really sound foundations in bringing all parties together for the betterment of their community.”