The main building of Anstruther’s old Waid Academy is still on the market two years after the school bell rang for the last time.
Pupils moved out of the Victorian building in St Andrews Road in June 2017 but a buyer has yet to be found for the C-listed structure.
However, the old Waid south building, in Crail Road, has since been purchased and plans have been lodged to convert the former schoolrooms, completed in 1901, into four flats.
South Waid was marketed at a price of £150,000 and was bought after going to a closing date in November last year.
The main building, which was opened in 1886 and comprises a tower at the main entrance, is still on sale for £250,000.
Local businessman and former community councillor Martin Dibley said residents wanted to see the building preserved.
“It’s quite a landmark.
“It’s an iconic building as you come into Anstruther. There are generations and generations of people who went to school there.
“It means a lot to local people and the tower is quite historic. I think it just needs to be used for something, rather than deteriorating.
“It would be good if it was brought back to life rather than left to deteriorate any more than it already has.”
The developer behind plans for the south building is a Broughty Ferry-based company which last year obtained permission to convert the former Smugglers Inn hotel and pub into two houses.
There have been no objections to the south Waid proposal, for which a planning decision is still pending.
Chartered surveyors DM Hall said in the property schedule: “Waid Academy was officially opened in 1886 and is a category C-listed single storey traditional stone and slate constructed educational building which has been extended over the years.
“Lot one was part of the principle school building. Connected to this is a further two storey traditional stone and slate building which was previously the head master’s house but latterly used for additional teaching rooms.”
Two years ago, pupils moved into the £24 million Waid Community Campus to the north of the town.