STIRLING MSP Bruce Crawford has praised the work of those involved with the new Made in Stirling site at the former Wilkies store on King Street, following his visit and tour of the premises last week.

Mr Crawford was shown the main store and workshop area, as well as the upstairs area where there are plans to build commercial kitchen areas that small start-ups will be able to rent.

The upstairs area will also have office ‘pod’ spaces that will be rented out.

Downstairs is an area for ‘messy art’ and has a Mens Shed social area, and the roof top is currently being considered for development.

He said: “I am very excited about the work that is being carried out here, which is being driven by a dedicated team.

“The level of interest and number of stakeholder partners that they have managed to attract speaks for itself.

“This is what the future of the high-street needs to be; places like this where people can express themselves, start up a small business, or just socialise with other like minded people.

“This is a truly wonderful and unique addition to Stirling’s cultural offering and I look forward to seeing further progress in the weeks and months to come.”