Montrose’s Traill Pavilion to be let out

Traill Pavilion is up for lease
Traill Pavilion is up for lease

One of Montrose’s most iconic buildings, The Traill Pavilion, is up for lease.

The building at Montrose Beach, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last August, is currently owned by Angus Council, but as part of budget cuts the local authority is letting it out.

But the authority has pledged this will not affect services for townsfolk.

A council spokesperson said: “We are currently seeking a provider to provide toilet provision on behalf of the council.

“As with previous years, we will make sure there is toilet provision throughout the Easter school holidays.

“After the holidays, there will also be toilet provision available at the weekends from Saturday, March 29, until Sunday, June 29.”

The Traill Pavilion opened on August 8, 1913, after brothers John and David Traill, who were born in the burgh but left to pursue successful business careers, generously gifted £2,000 to the people of Montrose.

When it was opened it was originally used as a shelter.

Last year, the Montrose Society recreated the opening to commemorate the building’s centenary with townsfolk turning up in bonnets and top hats to mark the occasion.

Dr Andrew Orr, president of the Montrose Society, said: “For 100 years the Royal Burgh of Montrose has benefited from the generous gift of the Traill Pavilion from the Traill brothers John and David.

“We hope that any future of use of the pavilion ensures that it remains for public use and shelter and for the benefit of the people of the town and to the beach front.”

He added: “We will be watching to see that its public amenity is maintained.”