Drummers Corner vision to be tweaked
Councillors have been given a glimpse of the potential future of Peterhead’s Drummers Corner.
Artist impressions of proposals to transform the square’s bandstand were shown at a meeting of the town’s development partnership this week.
The images, seen by the Press and Journal, include a new raised stage area and a pair of giant drumsticks on the roof of the structure.
The project is aiming to make the drum “more inspiring” and turn the site into a public performance space.
Aberdeenshire Council has commissioned specialist firm TGP Landscape Architects to come up with a design for the £150,000 project.
Peterhead South and Cruden Bay councillor Alan Fakley was at Tuesday’s private briefing and wants the final proposals to be “iconic”.
Mr Fakley said: “We are really excited with these plans. I think 75% of them are good, but it needs to be a bit more iconic and we have asked the artist to come back to us.”
Peterhead North and Rattray councillor Dianne Beagrie also wants to see further improvements made to what was outlined.
She said: “The Peterhead Development Partnership met to discuss plans that were put forward.
“There was a lot of discussion on the plans and it was decided that another option needed to come forward with an idea for a new and different structure to be compared against the one already put forward.”
A council spokesman confirmed the authority was considering two options for the project.