Glazed addition to church building

Plans are afoot to rejuvenate a 12th century chapel within the grounds of Airth Castle Hotel and Spa.

The existing walls, arcade and tower of the chapel will be restored, while a modern glass building capable of holding around 60 people will be encased inside the existing structure.

Hotel boss Steven McLeod unveiled the plans and explained how they would allow the chapel to be used again.

"The existing chapel is little more than an overgrown ruin and, although it is listed as an ancient monument, it has been allowed to fall into total disrepair," he said.

"By creating another structure entirely of glass inside the monument, it will allow it to be semi-restored to its original purpose and the remains made good."

The plans will also see the surrounding graves maintained, including those of the ancestors of Robert the Bruce.

This move is another example of how glass can be used to infuse traditional with modern architecture