Brechin’s former Flicks nightclub will go under the hammer next month.
The one-timed disco-goers’ mecca on the High Street of the Angus town is being sold off by Glasgow firm Auction House Scotland at its next sale on November 29 with a guide price of £75,000.
Council chiefs have not ruled out making an offer for the property at auction.
Flicks is one of two prominent Brechin buildings scheduled in the sale, with the long empty B-listed Maison Dieu church also among the lots at a guide price of £40,000.
The Flicks listing describes the property as an “exciting development opportunity” in a prime town centre position.
It harks back to the disco’s halcyon days when Flicks’ fame reached the nation’s television screens through the late night Hitman and Her programme which toured the clubs of the UK.
The property has an internal area of almost 16,000 square feet and the description adds: “More recent years have not been so kind and the property is now vacant and languishing on the buildings at risk register
“It offers a number of residential development opportunities and the competitive guide price is sure to tempt a developer into giving a new lease of life to this iconic building.”
Maison Dieu Church has lain empty since the early 1980s and was put on the market by the Church of Scotland and is also on the buildings at risk register.
More than 20 years ago an American sailor revealed plans to restore the kirk but they never materialised.
The building’s description is of a property in the late classical neo-Georgian revival style, with Greek detail on its front.
It sits on an elevated site with grounds extending to more than half a hectare.
Planning permission to convert the church – which still contains its rows of old wooden pews – into seven two-bedroom flats was previously granted by Angus Council.
It has previously been marketed at auction four times, with guide prices ranging from £45,000 to £80,000, but failed to find a new owner.