Mactaggart & Mickel supports move for local community war memorial

A handsome bronze war memorial commemorating employees of Carrongrove Paper Company who fought in The Great War has been unveiled in its new home at Carronbank House in Denny - with the support of family housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel.

The memorial, which dates from 1920, was originally erected in the entranceway to Carrongrove House in Denny, which at that time served as offices for the paper mill.

Peter Shepherd, Director of Mactaggart & Mickel, said:  “It is entirely fitting that the plaque is now in a location where the local community and visitors can pay their respects. With kind permission of Falkirk Council, and welcome support from John McNally MP, Councillor Paul Garner and local heritage groups, we are delighted that the memorial now rests at Carronbank House.”

Mactaggart & Mickel hired specialist architects and craftsmen to breathe new life into the historic B-listed mansion house, originally constructed in the 1860s as a home for the owner of Carrongrove Paper Company.  Period features have been retained and sympathetically restored or recreated, creating seven beautiful and unique apartments.