In case ( like me) you wondered what the signage and mystery was surrounding the Engine shed development at Forthside, near the train station, our MSP Bruce Crawford brought the topic up yesterday in questions to the Scottish Government Minister for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP, while taking the opportunity to promote Stirling as a location for the proposed Scottish Film Studios.
Bruce also took the opportunity to promote Stirling’s potential as a film studio location when he asked:
When is the national conservation centre in Stirling, located at the engine shed, Forthside, expected to be open for business? What will its primary purpose be? What benefits will flow from its activities, both for conservation in Scotland and—as members might expect me to ask—for employment and the economy in my Stirling constituency? Incidentally, the Forthside area would make a fantastic location for Scotland’s new film studio?
Ms Hyslop informed him that the development would be open for business in Summer 2016 and would provide education, training and research in building conservation, and adaption to climate change in the built environment. She added that the Engine shed has been attracting significant International interest and would be a boost for Stirling.