Plans for the comprehensive refurbishment of the building which houses a Rothesay butcher’s shop have been published.
The proposed refurbishment of the Bishop Street premises which are home to Alastair M. Macqueen and Sons includes the removal of the existing roof, including the dormer windows; the reinstatement of the roof plane to its original line and pitch; renewal of all lead work and re-slating in Scottish slate, re-using existing slates where possible; new cast-iron gutter pipes; essential masonry repairs, including the removal of existing paint finishes; the overhaul or replacement of existing sash and case windows; and the removal of vegetation on the gable elevation of the building.
The plans make Macqueen’s the latest business at the east end of Rothesay town centre to submit shop improvement proposals in recent months, following in the footsteps of Buckeridge Installations in East Princes Street and Rothesay Post Office in Guildford Square, both now complete, and Bute Dental Surgery in West Princes Street, which is now nearing completion.
Founded in 1976 by Hazel and Alastair Macqueen, the family business has been managed by the couple’s sons, David and Ronald, since 2005.
The planing application for the building can be viewed online at this page on Argyll and Bute Council’s website (click on the Documents tab and then on ‘View associated documents’), while hard copies can be viewed at the authority’s local registration office, Eaglesham House in Mountpleasant Road - though the latter premises are currently closed for Christmas and New Year and do not reopen until Friday, January 3.
The closing date for members of the public to comment on the application is Thursday, January 16.