Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 99817 81708
299817, 681708


Dated 1884, restored 1986 by William A Cadell Architects. 3-storey, 5-bay Scots baronial style tenement with shops at ground on flat-iron plan. Squared rubble with polished ashlar dressings. Cill, stepped string and eaves courses. Roll-moulded, shouldered and segmental-arched openings. Stone pediments, some raked cills, stop-chamfered arrises and stone mullions.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: bays alternating between crowstepped chimney-headed gables (that to left with M-gable and carved rung coping) and finialled pedimented dormerheads (that to left triangular with star finial and that to right semicircular with crescent moon finial). Ground floor with tripartite shop fronts to 2 left bays, door and small bipartite window to centre bay, tall bipartite window in penultimate right and further tripartite shop front to outer right. Regular fenestration to each floor above consisting of alternate bipartite and single windows (these segmental-headed to 1st floor) with additional diminutive window. Each gablehead with decorative fielded panel, that to left with 2 shielded panels, that to centre worded 'BUILT ANNO DOMINI 1884' and that to right worded 'VIVE UT POSTEA VIVUS'.

S (ANGLE TOWER) ELEVATION: rounded bay at apex of site with bipartite window to each floor, 2nd floor jettied and surmounted by crenellated-effect parapet with canon spouts and tall weathervane-finialled conical roof.

W (SCOTLAND'S CLOSE) ELEVATION: asymmetrically-fenestrated elevation with variety of elements including crowstepped gable to left flanked by pedimented dormer windowheads (semicircular to left and triangular to right), penultimate bay to right with paired door below vermiculated panel and further crowstepped gable to right with recessed panel worded 'EXCEPT THE LORD BUILDS ' IN VAIN BUILDS MAN'.

N ELEVATION: gabled elevation adjoining 'A' listed Dymock's Buildings.

4-pane and plate glass glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Bowed glass to 'tower' windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with cans; ashlar-coped skews. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.

Statement of Special Interest

Also known as the 'Journal and Gazette Building'.



Richard Jacques FALKIRK AND DISTRICT (2001), p136. Gifford and Walker STIRLING AND CENTRAL SCOTLAND (2002), p265.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

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