Edinburgh Woollen Mill Show Interest in Pictavia CentreNeil Hardie
The former tourist attraction, Pictavia, on the outskirts of Brechin, could be set to have a new lease of life with a major retailer casting its eye over the premises, which closed a couple of years ago.
Edinburgh Woollen Mill has lodged plans with Angus Council to open an outlet as a new retail venue at the former Pictavia centre, which opened in 1999 to tell the story of the Picts in and around Angus.
Agents supporting the Edinburgh Woollen Mill stated: “The range and brands provided are not offered within Brechin town centre, with the nearest store being within east Angus at Arbroath. An Edinburgh Woollen Mill therefore, would broaden the range and offering of clothing in the town for local residents, create new employment opportunities, whilst complementing the wider activities at Brechin Castle Centre.”
Angus Council leader David Fairweather welcomed the application saying ” Of course it was a shame that Pictavia closed. Its closure left something of a vacuum at the centre, but I do think that a new retail venture in this space would potentially enhance the shopping offer available in the area as well as creating a number of new jobs.”