Orange Order puts Scottish headquarters up for sale

The organisation's base near Motherwell train station is on the market for offers over £140,000.

Orange Order puts Scottish headquarters up for sale in Motherwell for offers over £140,000 © Google Maps 2023

The Orange Order has put its Scottish headquarters in Motherwell on the market for offers over £140,000.

It comes after the organisation moved into the building after selling their former site in Glasgow during the pandemic for £200,000.

It had previously planned a museum and shop as part of its new base but is now seeking to sell the site.

A sales brochure for the HQ near Motherwell train station states that it carries “great potential” and that it could be turned into a “modern bar restaurant”.

The full guide states: “Substantial property, approximately 4,600 sq feet, situated adjacent to Motherwell’s train station and in close proximity to the town centre and other local amenities.

“This property previously had a hot food and drinks licence and with the relevant planning consents could be transformed into a modern bar restaurant.

“Again with the relevant planning consents it may be possible to create a number of flats within the existing building.

“Currently the building has been stripped and cleaned out and viewing is the only way to appreciate the opportunities that this property has to offer.

“It further benefits from gas central heating. There is ample parking in the public car park to the side.

“The sought-after area of Motherwell boasts a wide and varied range of shops, bars, restaurants, banks and building societies.”

The sale comes after it emerged last year that the organisation had halted a £300,000 refit of the building amid claims of “a lack of cash”.

An emergency meeting of the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland was held over the claims.