Angus-based joinery products manufacturer A Sturrock & Son (Kirkbuddo) Ltd has opened its first showroom for the trade and public.

Officially unveiled by local Lord Provost Frances Duncan, the new building showcases the company’s windows, doors, staircases and conservatories. It also features a CD presentation profiling the company.

Established in 1872 as a joiner and sawmiller, A Sturrock & Son has always operated from the same site at Whigstreet, five miles south of Forfar. The addition of the showroom completes an eight-year development programme that has also included construction of a custom-built factory and new office facilities.

Director Linda Sturrock said: ‘We found more and more people were asking to come to a showroom. We will manufacture anything as long as it is in timber, and we are hoping to attract the quality end of the market – both trade and public.’

The company’s existing private customer base extends as far north as Aberdeen and across Scotland’s central belt, she added.