Work on Kirrie Square begins

Kirriemuir Square.
Kirriemuir Square.

Work to improve the look of Kirriemuir Town Square began this week.

The project is being carried out as part of the Kirriemuir Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme and includes artistic input from local schoolchildren.

Children from Southmuir Primary School have been involved in developing a bespoke new tree guard, while young people from Webster’s High School created scenes depicting the town’s past and present that were carved onto granite slabs.

A stonemason gave them an insight into his trade, showing the young people how to cut images into stone, before carving the final pieces from their drawings himself.

Contractors T & N Gilmartin Ltd will replace damaged paving slabs, install carved granite paving banding, new cycle stands and benches. Designs for the project were part of a public consultation in 2014.

The work is scheduled to be completed over three to four weeks and will be fenced off to retain pedestrian access to shops and businesses around the square. Traffic routes around the square will not be affected.