Stairlifts Scotland offers access at church

Stairlifts (Scotland), suppliers of access equipment, has been called on to improve access for people with disabled at one of the a historic church.

The family-owned company, based in Glasgow, was asked to take on the sensitive project of installing a circular stairlift at the Glasgow Evangelical Church, formerly known as the Barony North Church, in the pedestrianised Cathedral Square in Townhead.

The stairlift, costing GBP8,000, will provide access from the ground level of the church, to the cafeteria area below.

The installation had to be carried out carefully and sympathetically in the unusual Italianate church with its domed tower.

Lisa Melinda Barry, joint owner of Stairlifts Scotland, said: "Fortunately, at Stairlifts Scotland we have a unique depth of knowledge and wide expertise in all aspects of the built environment in Scotland, from Victorian edifices to modern office blocks.

We are very happy to work under the guidance of Historic Scotland as and then required".