MORE than £1million will be spent upgrading Clackmannan Town Hall this summer.

The upgrade, led by Clackmannanshire Council in partnership with Clackmannan Town Hall, will see a programme of works take place to make the building wind and watertight.

Work, which includes new replacement roof, stonework repairs and cleaning the stonework at the front of the building, started earlier this week on Monday, June 27 following the successful appointment of building contractor Hadden Construction.

The extensive planned works, which will last until January 2023, will include re-roofing, replacing rainwater goods, replacing box gutters, structural upgrades and more.

Councillor Jane McTaggart, spokesperson for housing and property, said: "Ensuring our built heritage is maintained is important for our communities to feel connected to their past and to provide a place to come together for years to come.

"Clackmannan Town Hall has been part of the community for well over 100 years and this work will make sure it continues to offer a safe and welcoming space for communities to meet, and to deliver vital community services."

Phase one of the project is scheduled to begin on July 11. During different phases of the works, access to the hall will be via different entrances and exits.

William Johnstone, chair of Clackmannan Town Hall Trust, added: "The Clackmannan Town Hall Trust is delighted with the planned Council works going ahead this year to our Town Hall.

"This will help to protect and enhance this much loved historic building ensuring it will survive well into the future as an important Community facility."