This is our second small grant award, aimed at improving the appearance of shopfronts in the Town Centre Conservation Area, and the first to be completed.

 Nooks and Crannies at 43 Cross Street has received new windows, doors and signage employing traditional joiner work, glazing techniques and materials.

The works, which include a hand-painted sign by renowned Edinburgh sign painter, were completed in Spring 2019.


Painting the Shop Sign - All the materials

Robin’s Paintbox

Robin Abbey starts work

The replacement doors and windows awaiting the final coat of paint – and the new sign.

Pre makeover..


Nooks and Crannies owner, Malcolm Watson, says:

“We’ve received several industry awards this year. The exterior renovations will transform the look of the café – and will reflect the quality of the business we’ve worked hard to build up.”


Malcolm Watson