Anorak News | Fire Damaged Flat Is Crieff’s Top Tourist Attraction (Photos)

Fire Damaged Flat Is Crieff’s Top Tourist Attraction (Photos)

by | 31st, July 2011

THEY comes from as far as Dunblane to see the burnt out shell that was CeeGees fashion store and the flat above on Crieff High Street, Perthshire. It and the flat above were destroyed in the 7 June fire.

The place was deemd unsafe and pulled down. All that remains on view is a shelf stuffed with fire-retardant books a hi-fi, a blind, a pelmet, a mirror and – oh, the irony – an intact fireplace.

Says Steve Rodgers, who owns the Pretoria Bar opposite the destroyed building:

“It’s a daily occurrence. You see tourists and locals with their cameras. It’s becoming quite an attraction for folk. “I think it’s the mirror above the fireplace that people like.”

Should the place remain as a site of historic interest?

We say it should. Why? Well a trip to the visit Perthshire site tells us of Crieff:

There are a number of tourist attractions such as Crieff Visitor Centre…

When the visitor centre is the top-billed vistor attraction, it is surely time to consider all options…

Come one, come all – they say that Jeffrey Archer’s book and a copy of the koran cannot be burnt…

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