Have your say on town square plans

Kirriemuir Square.
Kirriemuir Square.

Members of Kirriemuir Community Council were given a presentation on plans to breath new life into Kirriemuir Square when they met last week - and members of the public have been urged to make their views known.

The wraps have come off the £100,000 proposals to revamp the square as part of a £1.1 million joint partnership between Historic Scotland and Angus Council under the Kirriemuir Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS).

The programme is designed to enhance the appearance of the Kirriemuir Conservation Area.

Mike Luftus of Angus Council’s Community Department told the meeting: “It is designed to give the area a facelift, to replace damaged paving, replace tired looking furniture, replace the cycle stands and to give consideration for where the Christmas tree will be sited.

“We have been asked to incorporate the Bon Scott statue and will be using text for J.M. Barrie and Bon Scott.

“This is as community project and we will consult with the public and DD8 Music about what text to use. We will also get local schools involved with designs and will also incorporate links to the town’s weaving industry in new stainless steel tree guards.”

The plans are designed to make the square a key focal point to the cultural identity of Kirriemuir and re-invigorate the square. The designs are based on a timeline starting from a circle around the Peter Pan statue and ending at the proposed Bon Scott statue being led by DD8 Music.

The plans can be viewed at Angus Access office and in Kirriemuir Library. Members of the public are urged to have their say on this major development project during the consultation period which ends on Friday, May 2. More details can be found on the haveyoursay section on the Angus Council website.