There were plans, at one point, for the building to become a library for one of the universities which would have been a very good usage for such an imposing and well sited building. The tower had to be re-instated, which is just as well, and the shell of the church now houses flats. It is one of the few surviving buildings designed by local architect John Foster junior and never fails to impress with its massive ionic columns. It was opened for worship in December and the first minister was the Rev David Thom who was called as minister to a breakaway group from the original Church of Scotland on Oldham Street in
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