THE PUBLIC are set to be asked their views on Ayr’s crumbling Station Hotel as a study into the future of the building is carried out.

An independent feasibility study will be undertaken by the Strategic Governance Group who will assess the options including costs and heritage.

As part of this residents will be able to have their say on the building by visiting an online page between August 24 and September 14.

Repair costs for the building have hiked up to £10 million.

Bill Reeve, director of rail at Transport Scotland, said: I would encourage the public to get involved. They can now help shape any future development as responses will form part of the feasibility study, which is due for completion this autumn.”

Councillor Peter Henderson, Leader of South Ayrshire Council added: “Our priority is to protect the public and the rail network, but we are also working to revitalise Ayr Town Centre.

“This building sits at one of the town’s most important gateways, so we need to know what our options are, to help transform the area and make it more welcoming.”

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