The Trust worked with Stirling Council during 2010-12 on a pilot Façade Enhancement Scheme in King Street which involved the conservation, repair and enhancement of 6 shops and 2 closes. This included two lovely Art Deco marble shop fronts at 36 and 40 King Street and a former 1930s butcher’s shop at 15 King Street.
The pilot project acknowledged the important contribution which shopfronts make to the streetscape of the city centre and aimed to demonstrate different approaches to successful repair and enhancement of traditional shop fronts. Well considered design of frontages and signage, as well as conservation of traditional details, can significantly enhance a retail street helping to encourage vitality and footfall.
The Trust is keen to continue to support shop owners and lessees in Stirling to care for and enhance their shopfronts. If your business is located in a building with a traditional shopfront, then the Trust can offer you free expert advice on your shopfront. That could include explaining if there are traditional features remaining, or now best to the shopfront design or signage could be enhanced. We may also be able to offer you a small grant to assist in repair or reinstatement of traditional features, or installing more suitable signage etc. This grant can be considered in conjunction with any BID shopfront grant where shops are traditional. If you would like to find out more please contact Lindsay Lennie on or call 01786 498462.