Rothesay’s West Church set to be a partial survivor
It’s not been that long since I finally decided to give the unfortunate West Church in Rothesay a mention.
After many years of doubt, and not a little controversy with conflicting views, the church is now set to take on an altered appearance to render it safe:
Councillor Robert Macintyre, chair of Bute and Cowal Area Committee, told The Buteman: “The building standards section of the council have been in continual discussions with the structural engineer to establish the absolute minimum of work and most cost-effective way to make the building permanently safe.
“It has been decided that the roof of the main church building must be removed as soon as possible and the remaining walls lowered to a safe height.”
I hope the cats that once called it ‘home’ have somewhere to go (of course they do).
It used to be fun watching them, and even thought they were too wary to let strangers near them (although the ladies that looked after them were, of course, tolerated), they would jump up on the car and stare at the occupants…
Maybe they thought we were in some sort of ‘Travelling Zoo’, and were placed there for them to look at!