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June 19 2012

Perth City Hall interior images released
Interior snaps of Perth City Hall, subject of a will they won’t they demolition wrangle for the past eight years, have been released after Perth City Market were granted rare access to the historic building.

The Trust, which is campaigning to transform the Edwardian hall into an indoor market, claim that the images bolster their campaign by illustrating the integrity of the interior spaces.

Campaigner James Comrie, who took these pictures, said: ''The frequently repeated statement ... that Perth City Hall is a 'rotting shell' have now been shown conclusively to be completely untrue and utterly without foundation.

''The excellent condition of the interior is clearly evident and Perth and Kinross Council's property management department is to be congratulated on the standard to which it has managed to maintain this fine building at minimal cost during the eight years it has been out of use.”

Historic Scotland recently vetoed a decision by Perth & Kinross Council to replace the landmark with a civic square.
Perth City Hall interior images released
Perth City Hall interior images released

Perth City Hall interior images released
Perth City Hall interior images released

15 Comments

Phyliss Stein
#1 Posted by Phyliss Stein on 19 Jun 2012 at 13:06 PM
This clearly demonstrates that the building is of no architectural merit, is fundamentally beyond repair or economic re-use and would be much better replaced by an urban plaza
(i.e. windswept parking lot / dog toilet) !
Paul Clerkin
#2 Posted by Paul Clerkin on 19 Jun 2012 at 18:58 PM
Nothing some sympathetic colours wouldnt cure.
S Wonder
#3 Posted by S Wonder on 19 Jun 2012 at 19:29 PM
What's the matter with the colours?
James Tallent
#4 Posted by James Tallent on 20 Jun 2012 at 07:56 AM
Stunning. Grade 1 status would fully ensure its survival. Embarrassing to consider the type of officials "representing" Perth...ignorant buffoons.
graham fergus
#5 Posted by graham fergus on 20 Jun 2012 at 08:43 AM
I dont understand why any one thinks Perth could support an urban plazza ?? Keep the beautifull building and use it for the community
Lindsay Buchan
#6 Posted by Lindsay Buchan on 20 Jun 2012 at 13:19 PM
Every time I hear of or read about the proposed demolition of this splendid building I think about the Glasgow gallery of modern art. OK it's a bit more elaborate and it's bigger but if Glasgow can do it with that building why can't Perth do something with their's. And James - it's already category B listed (we don't have grades in Scotland) and that's what protected it from demolition.
Big Morag fae Glesga Harbour
#7 Posted by Big Morag fae Glesga Harbour on 20 Jun 2012 at 15:30 PM
It's a disgrace that the councillors in Perth want to rip this STUNNING building down. I mean, a bloody glorified carpark in historic Perth is not the answer. What is wrong with people today?

@Lindsay Buchan - I agree. It could become a museum for Perth and add to the cultural offerings of a new city. It's such a beautiful sandstone building of a calibre not seen today.
Dismayed.
#8 Posted by Dismayed. on 20 Jun 2012 at 15:36 PM
This looks exactly like Hamilton town hall internally. Its always full of civic events and weddings - surely they could do the same here.

The only reason for someone being so insistent on pulling down such a beautiful structure is if they stand to personally profit from the redevelopment. Something ain't right here.
bill henderson
#9 Posted by bill henderson on 16 Dec 2012 at 19:34 PM
great christmas present, saveing the building from the vandals who have tried hard to demolish it and have done so since the concert hall was built, now they can strut and display
themselves elsewhere!!!!
Maranda Willson
#10 Posted by Maranda Willson on 20 Dec 2013 at 22:26 PM
A petition has been started to save the city hall, please sign and pass around!
https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/perth-city-council-don-t-demolish-our-city-hall
ian smith
#11 Posted by ian smith on 21 Dec 2013 at 00:10 AM
Great building used to go to the wrestling there and the disco,s for the high school kids it could and should hold events like that again concerts too would also be a great wedding venue
yvonne patetson
#12 Posted by yvonne patetson on 21 Dec 2013 at 00:54 AM
I'm not from perth but have stayed here from 1996. The city hall needs to be kept and brought back to life or the next generation is missing out on the great archeture and history of scotland. If an open space were to be made... It would take the heart away.
Pat Lee
#13 Posted by Pat Lee on 22 Dec 2013 at 11:04 AM
We had an open space in the heart of Perth before which was done away with to make way for the shopping centre. The space was deemed to be a magnet for undesirables. Would a new space now be different?
Gavin Alexander
#14 Posted by Gavin Alexander on 7 Jan 2014 at 17:02 PM
Here's my 1000 words as images...
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=valencia+food+market&espv=210&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=OSfMUs_7NMTBhAfX2YDYDA&ved=0CH4QsAQ&biw=1379&bih=902
Fred Sanderson
#15 Posted by Fred Sanderson on 1 Mar 2014 at 14:40 PM
An investigation MUST be undertaken into the value of the stonework, the pillars and structures. I understand the City Hall is going to be taken down over 3 years stone-by-stone. The key word here is “taken down” its very misleading to say its going to be demolished. The unique dressed stones will be removed and taken away on a lorry and sold.

Now is the time to start asking questions and above all to start following the money. In is often the case that those who are so keen to have the hall removed are the very people who will benefit financially, even perhaps in a small way.

The Council need to start acting more professionally and be held directly accountable.

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