A SHARE of £600,000 is to be spent on finding a permanent fix for a dangerous building in Helensburgh town centre.

The A814 through the centre of the town was shut for six weeks last autumn after masonry fell off the property at 5-7 East Clyde Street in high winds.

The local authority announced plans on Thursday to use money it's received from the Crown Estate in Scotland to "to help secure a permanent solution for the town centre building that has caused disruption to the local community due to its current condition".

Part of the £600,000 will also be used to "progress buying/improving and increasing the capacity of public car parks currently leased by the council" in Arrochar.

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The East Clyde Street closure lasted for six weeks, from October 31 to December 10 last year, while the property was made safe by council officials.

In a report to councillors in November, council executive director Kirsty Flanagan said demolition of the building was "not an option".

That report estimated that it would cost between £150,000 and £200,000 to demolish the property.

The Arrochar car parks, meanwhile, form part of a 4.3 acre site advertised for sale in December with an asking price of £150,000.

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Funding from the Scottish Crown Estate will also be used on separate projects in the council's other three administrative areas.

The cash injection was discussed in private during the local authority's annual budget meeting on Thursday.

The authority has not disclosed how the £600,000 will be split between the Helensburgh and Arrochar projects

Councillor Barbara Morgan, chair of the council's Helensburgh and Lomond area committee, said: “This is good news. These projects will improve day-to-day life and help increase the benefits of tourism for the area.”