Larbert’s Glenbervie nursery reopens following fire

Councillor Dennis Goldie officially opened the kindergarten, pictured with owners Iain and Helen Bell
Councillor Dennis Goldie officially opened the kindergarten, pictured with owners Iain and Helen Bell
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A nursery has reopened after a fire almost destroyed the building,

After the 2012 blaze, there were fears Glenbervie Kindergarten in Larbert was too badly damaged to save. But after a £1.5 million refurbishment and partial re-build, it is welcoming youngsters once again.

Owners Helen and Iain Bell thanked the community and Falkirk Council for their help after the fire. The local authority found spaces to allow classes to continue while businesses and individuals contributed to helping the business survive.

The kindergarten in the Carron Grange building near Larbert High School held an open day on January 31 to thank the community.

Helen said: “Getting the kindergarten running again has been a long, hard, emotional process but the support has been tremendous and kept us going. The whole community came together to help us and now we’re back on our feet we wanted to open it up to say thank you.”

The building was officially opened by Councillor Dennis Goldie, council spokesperson for economic development.