Local Shawlands pub was closed for investigations

The Granary in Shawlands had to close for a short period for investigations and a clear up.
The Granary in Shawlands had to close for a short period for investigations and a clear up.

A southside pub had to close for a short period last weekend after its wooden sign tore from the wall of the building and crashed to the ground.

Luckily, the incident which happened just before 10am on Sunday morning caused no injuries when the sign landed on the pavement during a quiet spell.

Emergency services were immediately called to the scene over fears that there may have a been a pedestrian trapped in the debris.

Loose electrical wires could be seen hanging from the sign which is normally illuminated but engineers from Scottish Power were soon on the scene to make the area safe.

Police officers cordoned off the area while investigators from the Health and Safety Executive commenced their enquiries to try and ascertain the reason for the signs collapse.

At the time of going to press these are still ongoing.

The Extra spoke to the Granary, who in turn directed us to their parent company, Mitchells and Butler Plc.

They told us: “We are currently investigating what caused the signage to fall. We have completed safety checks and scaffolding has now been erected to support the remaining signage.

“The bar closed initially but opened again for trading on Sunday evening. Once we have completed a full damage assessment we will begin repair works as soon as possible.”