Kirriemuir Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS)

Key aims

Kirriemuir still retains much of its original medieval street pattern around the Old (Barony) Parish Church, and the boundary of the conservation area reflects the town’s distinctive historical layout.

The conservation area varies in character to include not only the original medieval core of the burgh, but its later expansion to the west up Glengate, eastwards along Brechin Road, and the main thoroughfare northwards up the Roods.

The scheme runs from April 2013 until March 2018 and aims to:

  • repair and reinstate the character and appearance of historic buildings within the conservation area
  • restore or enhance the features which give the buildings their historical or architectural importance
  • encourage or facilitate the re-use of vacant or partially vacant buildings
  • promote greater public awareness and appreciation of the built heritage
  • contribute to the economic and social regeneration of Kirriemuir