Glencairn House Artist Impression

This culture-led project will see the oldest building in Dumbarton transformed into a state-of-the-art library, museum and community facility. The B listed Glencairn House, important to the town’s history and identity, has lain vacant for several years. The Levelling Up funding will allow it to be restored, extended and reused. The project involves refurbishing the existing building and adding a 4-storey extension to its rear to accommodate a new public lending library, local history museum and dedicated space for children and families, computer use and quiet study. A standalone children’s library pavilion will sit at the end of Quay Pend opening out onto a library garden centred around a storytelling tree.

It is an exciting project which will provide a valuable cultural, heritage and community asset in the heart of the town centre, as well as ensure the future use of such an important historic building.  Having the library and museum in the High Street will increase footfall, boost the local economy, and give the local community a renewed pride in their town centre and its heritage.