Arbroath group given until end of March to raise cash for courthouse community project
A local group aiming to bring the former Arbroath Sheriff Court building into community use has been given until the end of march to prove it has enough capital for its proposals, The Courier reports.
The Arbroath Courthouse Community Trust (ACCT) has been given a final chance to prove it has the working capital to take forward proposals for the building, which closed in 2014 and will require essential repairs.
The trust has nearly 400 members and was recently awarded funding from Architectural Heritage Scotland for an architectural and cost feasibility study of the building.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) said: “The SCTS remain supportive of the ACCT’s intention to redevelop the former Arbroath Sheriff Court for community purposes and can see progress in the development of their proposal.
“We continue to discuss the potential transfer with the ACCT and wrote to them in December, with a revised deadline of end March, seeking assurance that sufficient working capital can be raised to ensure the sustainable development of the former court house for community purposes.”