Scarlet time keeper in Stornoway

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It’s time for a change in Stornoway town centre this week as the first signs of the Town Hall revamp were revealed.

The clock of the town hall has undergone a Gothic makeover with a brilliant scarlet façade and pretty points standing tall on the structure which has had its tarpaulin stripped back a little to reveal the finery.

The grandeur of the clock is a teasing taste of what the rest of the building will look like once its restoration is complete.

In the meantime Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has reported on the success of other town centre building revamps, which have been part of the Town Heritage Initiative (THI) scheme.

The scheme has attracted £1.9 million (£350,000 of support from the Comhairle) for investment in the projects, which includes the Cromwell street paving; Lews Castle interpretation and works on the Port Cochere; Lews Castle harbour walls; Stornoway Town Hall and property grants for 22 individual buildings.