Not banking on building repairs

The Bank of Scotland in Kirriemuir.
The Bank of Scotland in Kirriemuir.

Renovation work to the Bank of Scotland’s building in the centre of Kirriemuir was discussed at last week’s meeting of the town’s community council.

Members heard of three options put forward for the work but ruled out plans to render the distinctive building, asking for a more sympathetic method in keeping with the conservation area.

Work on the listed building started last year and the bank is proposing to reinstate the render to the face of the building after it was removed for safety reasons when two pieces fell off at the entrance.

A spokesperson for the Bank of Scotland said: “We are liaising closely with the Planning Department on an acceptable course of repair work and have proposed a new type of render more applicable to the type of stone we are to cover over. We take the repairs of this listed building very seriously and would like to thank residents and our customers for their patience while the council consider our applications.”

A spokeswoman for Angus Council added: “We have received a number of representations regarding the applications for planning permission and listed building consent at the Bank of Scotland. Those representations will be taken into account in the determination of the applications.”