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Previous Auction Lot

From Auction held in May 2018
Lot 4


Ground Floor Semi-Detached Listed Former Bank Branch in Town Centre Location – Good Development Opportunity


The property occupies a corner site on the main street running through Portsoy, which forms part of the A98 that follows the north-east coast to Fraserburgh, linking its coastal towns and villages. The majority of the buildings within the street are a mix of retail and residential uses. The property is adjoined on one side by an eating establishment and on the other by Roseacre Street. On the opposite corner is the Portsoy Ice Cream shop & Post Office. Above the property is part of the former Bank House.

Portsoy is an attractive small coastal town on the Moray Firth coast with a population of around 1,700. It was historically built around its fishing harbour, which now hosts the town’s annual boat festival. Major towns in the region are: Buckie (pop 8,000) - 12 miles to west; Elgin (pop 20,000) – 26 miles to west; Banff & Macduff (combined pop 9,000) – 8 miles to east; Aberdeen 50 miles. There is a primary school in Portsoy and a secondary school at Banff.


The property comprises ground floor premises that until recently have been used as a bank branch, within an L shaped 2 storey building, of which the remainder comprises a residential property called the Bank House. The accommodation includes a banking hall, office, utility area with stores off and a toilet.

The building, of which the property forms part, is of traditional stone construction incorporating moulded cornices above the front windows and door. The roof is pitched & slated with metal ridging and valley gutters linking to cast iron rainwater goods. The windows are timber framed single glazed and internally the floors are suspended timber. Walls are a mix of lathe & plaster & plasterboard, majority of accommodation has 3.3m high ceilings, and the former banking hall has ornate cornices.


Banking hall, 5.51m x 5.67m, light well proportioned room, with external door from the corner of Seafield & Roseacre Streets & small vestibule with part glazed inner door, double front window & rear window, banking counter; Passage, with front window; Office, 4.40m x 5.54m (widest dimensions), double front window, false ceiling; Utility area, 3.56m x 2.46m, with safe & shelved store off; Toilet. A floor plan of this accommodation is available. Heating is by electric storage heaters.

Floor Area

Gross internal floor area approx. 80 square metres.


The property is a category B listed building and lies within Portsoy Conservation Area. Local planning authority is Aberdeenshire Council Banff & Buchan Area, Winston House, 39 Castle Street, Banff, AB45 1DQ. Tel: 01261 455811. Email:

Rateable Value



Band G


Owner Vacant Possession


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