Plans set to move forward for library

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Angus Council is moving forward plans to re-create a Victorian library at Inglis Memorial Hall in Edzell, turning it into a unique visitor attraction and making it a key destination in the county’s tourism trail.

The council’s neighbourhood services committee agreed to consider proposals at a recent meeting.

As part of this significant work to create a heritage visitor attraction, the council will also consider the future budget implications, including all costs associated with the employment of a member of staff in setting up a lending library in the building.

Edzell library service is delivered by a mobile rural services vehicle since the library building closed in 2010.

Convener of neighbourhood services, Councillor Donald Morrison said: “We know that the Library and Information History Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information professionals considers the Inglis Memorial Library to be unique in the history of librarianship.

“If these ideas for the library can be taken forward, with input from Historic Scotland, this would be a welcome additional attraction for tourists in that area of Angus visiting the Glen Esk Folk Museum, the Caledonian Railway and the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, as well as our excellent museums at Brechin and Montrose.”