Plans to revive Stobswell’s shopping district could be in the pipeline.
Stobswell Forum chairman Colin Clement spoke about the “fragile” state of businesses on Albert Street at a meeting held by the group this week.
Members highlighted work by their West End counterparts who are trying to revitalise the Perth Road shops.
The Stobswell group is looking to improve a number of areas in the ward.
Mr Clement highlighted shop frontages, parking and traffic flow as key areas they were looking at improving.
He said: “We are fully aware that the street is in a fragile state at the moment.
“The former TSB building is one shop that has lain vacant since the branch closed its doors.
“It doesn’t look like anyone will be moving in there any time soon.
“We don’t want to see any more shops disappear.”
He added: “The plans that are ongoing in the West End are similar. They want to try to revitalise the shopping district which is the same as we are trying to do here in Stobswell.
“It is still at an early stage, there are key areas we are looking to improve on – particularly shop frontages, traffic flow and improved parking in Stobswell for retailers and shoppers to energise Albert Street.”
Mr Clement said the group had been in discussions with Open/Close founder Russell Pepper regarding ideas for the area.
The Open/Close project has already helped to revitalise a number of doorways in recent months.
Mr Clement added: “As part of improving the future for the shopping district we need to establish what the locals want.
“We need to consult with residents and also establish what funding we can source to carry out any improvements.”
It was revealed during the meeting that the Boomerang charity shop had closed its doors recently.
In October it was announced that James Ashton and Son funeral directors on Cardean Street would be moving into the former RBS branch, which closed in July.