Cottiers is named after Daniel Cottier a revolutionary artist-designer who decorated the building when it was built in 1865. More about Daniel Cottier can be found here.
Conservation work has been going on at Cottier’s for over twenty years.
Four Acres Charitable Trust owns the building and has been gradually restoring it since the early 1990s. More about Four Acres Charitable Trust and its projects can be found here.
‘Cottier’s in Context – Daniel Cottier, William Leiper and Dowanhill Church’ is a major publication by Historic Scotland that came out in March 2011. Download the whole book from Historic Scotland for only £6. Alternatively, purchase it over the counter at the bar and theatre for a small donation.