Statement on Christie Clock

Stirling Council leader, Councillor Chris Kane, has made a statement on the Christie Clock.

An image of a free-standing clock, with a stone base and pillar supporting an ornate crown and four sided clock face.
Stirling Council is committed to a rebuild and restoration of the Christie Clock.

Stirling Council Leader, Cllr Chris Kane, said:

“We acknowledge and share the public upset following the demolition of the Christie Clock.

“We are fully committed to the rebuild and restoration of this important local landmark. Officers will work at pace to prepare a report for the next Council meeting to provide further information on that plan. The legacy of the Christie Clock will be preserved.

“The videos that circulated on social media over the weekend were distressing and I share the shock of residents at the way the Christie Clock came down.

“The Chief Executive has commissioned an immediate review of the circumstances which led to the demolition following the identification of serious structural issues last Tuesday, August 29.

“We received specialist advice which recommended that the clock be removed for off-site repairs, which was scheduled for Friday evening and, ultimately, led to the images we watched with such concern.

“The Council will work with all relevant external organisations throughout the review process. The Council recognises that this event has caused widespread concern and will immediately implement any recommendations made by the review.”