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Business / Lerwick bank set for Virgin makeover

The Clydesdale bank in Lerwick, which is set to undergo a rebrand. Photo: Shetland News

MOVES are now being made to rebrand the Clydesdale bank in Lerwick as a Virgin Money branch.

Planning permission is being sought for new Virgin branding on the outside of the bank at 106 Commercial Street.

Clydesdale, as well as Yorkshire Bank, merged with Virgin in 2018 and all branches are ultimately set to get a Virgin Money makeover.

The Lerwick plans, recently submitted to Shetland Islands Council, would essentially see the Clydesdale branding change to Virgin Money.

Lerwick’s historic and imposing Quendale House, meanwhile, could be set for a new lease of life as a domestic property.

Plans have been submitted to change the use of the B-listed property, which was built in 1865, from offices to a private home.

The large building, which is located near to Bain’s Beach, was most recently owned by Shetland Islands Council before it went on the market.

Planning permission is also being sought to revamp the former Dennis Coutts Photography premises on Commercial Street into a shop, and to convert the upstairs of the building into three flats.