New stairs for historic building will bring fresh appeal

NEW stairs which are part of a much bigger project for one of the most historic buildings in Forres will hopefully be installed by the end of June.

AJ Engineering has been contracted by the Forres Heritage Trust to design, fabricate and install a set of new steel stairs which will give access to a walkway around the old clocktower.

The hope is that the development would become a new tourist attraction for the Trust and ultimately the town.

Graham Alexander, general manager of AJE said: “It’s all drawn up and the fabrication of the stairway is about to start. Depending on the government restrictions regarding essential work, we hope that we will be able to have the stairs installed by the end of June.”

He added: “The Tolbooth is one of the town’s oldest buildings and these new stairs will certainly be robust enough to last for hundreds of years to come. The development at the Tolbooth is going to be a fantastic addition and will be another reason for people to visit our great town.”


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