122 High Street

The owners of 122 High Street have been awarded a THI grant to carry out repairs to the roof, external walls and windows of their property. The upper floors of the building had been empty for a number of years before it was bought recently by the current owner. The roof was in poor condition…

185-189 High Street

The owners of 185-189 High Street received a grant to carry out comprehensive fabric repairs to their building. This included the roof, a rear building and the shopfronts. Formerly known as the Cross Keys Inn, this building is famous for it's connection with Rabbie Burns. He spent the first night of his Highland Tour here…

4 Cow Wynd

The owners of 4 Cow Wynd received a grant to replace the modern shopfront with one which has a design based on an earlier shopfront. The existing shopfront was not particularly sympathetic to the building it was located within and the fascia (shop sign) was extremely large. The fascia dominated the shop and was not…

6 Vicar Street

6 Vicar Street was awarded a grant to carry out improvements to its shopfront. A 1930s shopfront had been covered over in the past with a large board over its fascia and the leaded glass clerestory. The clerestory was only discovered when the architect carried out some investigations to find out what was behind. The…

Kings Court Mews

The property had been empty prior to the THI-supported works. The THI grant has helped the owner carry our external repairs, to a conservation standard. This includes reinstating traditional sash and case windows and wooden shutters, repairing the stone and the rainwater goods (gutters and downpipes). Before external repairs were carried out the building was…

11-17 Kirk Wynd & 2 Manor Street

11 – 17 Kirk Wynd & 2 Manor St is one of the ‘priority projects’ of the THI. The fourteen owners of this property agreed to apply for the grant which was available to carry out essential repairs to their property. The roof, which is the most inaccessible part of any building, was found to…

Tattie Kirk

Originally built as a church in 1806, this building’s unusual octagonal shape is unique to Falkirk, but not to Scotland. Similar churches can be found in Kelso and Dundee. A number of churches were built in this shape, but why? Some say it was so that there was ‘no corner for the Devil to hide…

44A Vicar Street

The shop unit at 44A Vicar Street was originally two shops but the properties have been joined at some point in the past. The modern shopfront which existed before the THI grant-aided works was not in keeping with the proportions of the original shopfronts or the building that it sat within. The signage area at…

20 – 24 Kirk Wynd

20 - 24 Kirk Wynd was a vacant property which was formerly known as Austin's Sports Bar. With the assistance of a THI grant, the upper floors of the building have been converted into residential use. This is the only THI grant funded project that is specifically designed to bring vacant floor space back into…

195 – 203 High Street

These five shops and the building that they sit within have been comprehensively repaired and improved. The roof of the building has been re-slated, leadwork has been repaired and renewed, stonework has been repaired and re-pointed and rainwater goods have been repaired. The chimneys have been repaired and windows have been reinstated to their original…