Convertion of the former John Trail Bookshop in Fraserburgh into a hotel has achieved a significant milestone in recent weeks, with the craning into position of new dormer windows on the front of building overlookind Mid Street. The windows were custom made in the workshop of the main contractor, V G Willox Ltd.
The project is managed by the North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT), a building preservation trust with charitable status that aquires and restores historic buildings in Aberdeenshire, finding them sustainable new uses. The former bookshop will be converted into a hotel, which is expected to be finished in the autumn of 2021.
During research into the building it was discovered that it originally had dormer windows although they were removed at some point in the past, and the NESPT is very pleased to see a notable original feature restored.
The work is being funded by Fraserburgh 2021 (a partnership between Aberdeenshire Council, Historic Environment Scotland, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund), Aberdeenshire Town Centre Fund and Aberdeenshire Council Regeneration Fund.
For more information contact Paul Higson, NESPT Project Manager