Thrill-seeking youngsters have been dicing with death by scaling and climbing up roofs in Tayside.
Police are investigating after youths were spotted on the roof of the two-storey Clydesdale Bank building in Forfar’s Castle Street.
Shocked locals raised the alarm after taking photos of the youngsters’ antics at the weekend.
Forfar Conservative councillor Braden Davy has warned the daredevils run the risk of serious injury — or worse.
“I’m absolutely shocked,” he said.
“You can see it’s a long way down and one wrong foot and they’re gone.
“These people are dicing with their own lives and others.
“What if they were to slip and fall on someone?
“They are not just putting their own lives at risk but the lives of others.
“I hope they can be tracked down and someone can have a strong word with them.”
Mr Davy also appealed to parents to spell out the dangers to their children.
Some locals have suggested youths were spotted previously on the roof of Haq’s newsagents at the town’s West Port traffic lights.
It follows reports of rampaging youths elsewhere in the town centre at the weekend.
It’s understood a parked car was damaged in the disorder.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed the Forfar incident was now under investigation and warned people to steer clear of roofs and other high-risk activities.
She said: “We cannot stress enough how dangerous incidents of the nature are.
“You can seriously injure yourself or lose your life.
“We will be looking into the matter.”
Police also issued a warning after youths were seen climbing on a wall in Brechin – amid reports of similar activity in two other buildings in the Angus town.
Images published on social media show three youngsters walking precariously along a wall on Southesk Street, running parallel to the Lidl car park near to the corner of Commerce Street.
The angle the photograph is taken from makes it appear the youths are on a wall which is joined on to a roof, however, the ledge is actually part of a ruined wall, previously part of buildings which were part of the former Denburn Works factory.
The images were taken by a concerned member of the public around 5.30pm.
However, police reported a similar incident on a building in a different part of the town just over an hour later.
Across Angus, complaints of anti-social behaviour are the highest they have ever been and moves are under way to bring agencies together to face the issue head-on.
Kenny Braes, an SNP councillor who also represents Brechin and Edzell, said: “I have confidence in the local police to deal with this matter as best as they can. We have a good team in the town who have their ears to the ground with most issues of this nature.
“I think, though, since our community wardens are no longer focussing on issues like this, these types of issues will arise more. Our wardens are now enforcing car parking, which I think is unfortunate.
“I hope parents will speak to their children and warn them of the dangers of this type of behaviour.”