TWO prominent buildings in Bannockburn are set to benefit from a £1.2million regeneration project.

Stirling Council is investing the sum to refurbish Bannockburn Library and the former RBS branch at Quakerfield, in a bid to help residents and businesses thrive.

The former RBS unit is to become a business and support hub while the library will incorporate the county's very first Makerspace facility.

Councillor Margaret Brisley, convener of the Finance and Economy Committee, said: “This investment will bring enormous benefits to both Bannockburn and wider-Stirling, transforming two central facilities for individuals, communities and businesses.

“We understand how important our libraries are as community hubs, which has been highlighted more than ever during the last few months, and the refurbishment of Bannockburn Library will ensure the community have a modern facility that offers the opportunity to explore technology which might otherwise be beyond their reach.”

The Makerspace facility will be offering tools and resources to help residents explore technology, get creative and bring ideas to life.

Stirling Council has secured funding from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund, as well as contributing funds from their own capital budget, to facilitate the project.

Cllr Alison Laurie, vice convener of the committee, added: “We are delighted to announce that these two projects are scheduled to begin in April.

“The council are committed to providing opportunities for people to build new skills and offering facilities where these skills and ideas can be developed into exciting new businesses and products.”