BT has announced plans to remove 66 public phone boxes from the streets and rural roads of Angus.
There are nearly 4,800 payphones across Scotland and the firm is in the process of consulting on the removal of around 1,500 of them.
There are 134 payphones across the Angus Council area and no calls were made from 25 of these kiosks in the past 12 months.
A spokeswoman for BT said: “BT is committed to providing a public payphone service, but with usage declining by over 90 per cent in the last decade, we’ve continued to review and remove payphones which are no longer needed.
“Any removal of payphones is carried out in strict adherence to the Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.
“In all instances where there’s no other payphone within 400 metres, we’ll ask for consent from the local authority to remove the payphone.
“Where we receive objections from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone.”
In the past five years alone, calls from BT payphones have fallen by more than 80%.
At their peak in 2002, there were 92,000 of them across the UK.
Now that number has almost halved to a total of 48,000 phones boxes, plus 9,000 phones in places like railway stations, airports and shopping centres.
In a bid to increase usage the company has introduced new facilities in the boxes, including wi-fi and cash machines.
The payphones earmarked for closure are: Gardyne Street, Friockheim; Station Road, Inverkeilor and opposite Boghead Farm, Inverkeilor; Imrie Crescent, Lunan; Main St, Barry; Thomas St and Queen St, Carnoustie; Redford, Old Post Office, Greystone, Carmyllie; Charles Avenue, Cairnie St, Camperdown Drive, Great Michael Rd, Lamb Terrace and Glebe Rd, Arbroath; Main Street, Colliston; Thornton Park, North St, Craig O’Loch Rd, Glenmoy Terrace, St Margarets Park and Lyninghills, Forfar; Well Rd, Lunanhead; Dunnichen Rd, Kingsmuir; Redford Rd, Padanaram; Craichie, Bowriefauld, Inverarity, Strathmore Rd, Glamis; Balkeerie Cottages, Eassie; opposite Cairney Cottage, Finavon; Horniecross, Little Brechin Post Office; Cookston Road, Netherton, Nursery Lane and Nether Careston, Brechin; High St, Edzell; Glenogil, opposite Lethnot schoolhouse, Balhall Crescent, Menmuir; Tarfside, Millden, Glenesk; Stracathro service station, Farnell, Kingennie Rd and Pitairlie Rd, Broughty Ferry; Inveraldie Terrace, Inveraldie; Ramsay St and Rattray St, Monifieth, Craigton, Cortachy, Bridgend Of Lintrathen, Roundyhill; Victoria Street, Shielhill Road and Knowehead, Kirriemuir; Forfar Rd, Maryton; Main Rd, Westmuir; Glenesk Ave, Newhame Rd, Newmanswalls Ave and Brougham Square, Montrose; Main Rd, Hillside; Logie Pert.