The controversial new railings at Montrose Library have been completed.
For the first time in more than 60 years, railings front the outside the library on its small boundary wall, as it is believed they were taken down during World War Two to be melted down to make ammunitions. Debate sparked on Facebook when the barriers began to be erected last month with many Montrosians speaking out against them. Montrose Town Centre Regeneration Group set out to bring back the railings. Plans were submitted by to Angus Council by the group in October 2013, who had to consult with Historic Scotland as the library is a listed building. Historic Scotland approved plans in December, 2013.
The work was initially planned to be finished by March 2013 but there was a delay due to a tendering issue. This was because a company could not be found to do the work to come within the budget of £20,000. What do you think about the new railings? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org