A “Plan B” has been proposed for the centrepiece of an Angus town’s redevelopment after initial proposals were thrown out.
Kirriemuir Square is due for major refurbishment, funded by cash from the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme.
A statue of former AC/DC singer Bon Scott, was intended to have pride of place in the fully revamped town centre. However a public survey found respondents were against the idea, leading to a change of plan.
Angus Council landscape services officer Mike Loftus, in a report due to be discussed by the CARS steering group tomorrow, has proposed a response to the consultation.
He states: “The proposed alternative end to the ‘timeline’ banding is a weaving-related paving engraving, including the common seal of the burgh of Kirriemuir.
“Kirriemuir had a very successful weaving industry, which at its peak was out-producing the rest of the country,” he said. “The former town house opposite the engraving today Gateway to the Glens Museum was where the linen used to be brought to be weighed and stamped with the seal of the burgh of Kirriemuir.
“A historical connection with this particular location and the local weaving industry will be highlighted through the proposed engraving.”
Other possible changes to the plans include the re-orientation of benches, the replacement of stainless steel with black-painted mild steel, and the movement of a proposed bus shelter to Bank Street.