Heritage centre embraces iconic red roofs

Painting Carradale Heritage Centre roof.

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A Carradale restoration group reckons the west coast’s iconic tin red roofs may be a positive feature in the internet age.

Members of Carradale Community Trust chose red when repainting the village’s Heritage Centre to ensure it stands out on Google maps.

On Monday a group of volunteers, including Malcolm Trott, Alasdair Bennett, Tony Leighton, Stuart Hosie, Alan Walker and Alan Milstead  started work on a project to liven up the museum.

During the scheme, funded by East Kintyre Wind-farm Trust, items covering the history and economy of Carradale through the years will be re-displayed.

A Trust spokesperson said: ‘It is hoped to finish the work by next spring.

‘The colour scheme chosen was subject to considerable debate and it is anticipated that the new colour will be clearly seen on Google maps.’

Volunteers, from left: Malcolm Trott, Alasdair Bennett and Stuart Hosie prepare the roof. NO_c34roofpaint01

From left: Stuart Hosie and Alasdair Bennett apply the red paint. NO_c34roofpaint02