A £3 million housing development has been completed at the site of a former Perth pub that became famous among football fans.
Perth and Kinross Council has finished work on 24 new flats on Crieff Road at the site of the former 208 pub.
When the final whistle was blown on the fan favourite, St Johnstone supporters declared it “the end of an era”.
The new block of homes for council tenants is made up of two-bedroom flats for affordable social rent with three of the six ground-floor flats designed to be suitable for tenants with mobility issues.
Peter Barrett, convener of housing and communities, met with some of the tenants at the official opening of the development on Thursday.
He said: “This new housing will provide people with safe and secure places to live, at rents they can afford.
“Our existing tenants repeatedly tell us that adding to our stock of council housing is one of their highest priorities.
“The new flats occupy a prominent site on Crieff Road and I’m delighted the council was able to purchase the land for this development.
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“The build can be seen as an important part of the redevelopment of this area of Perth, with the nearby A9/A85 road project now also complete.
“Delivering additional affordable accommodation for people across Perth and Kinross is one of our highest priorities as a council, and we will continue to identify sites where we can build more social housing.”
The £3 million development is part of Perth and Kinross Council’s programme of house building across the area that has delivered over 300 new Council homes since 2011.
The 208 pub had been on the market for nearly a year before it shut its doors for the final time in October 2016.
The pub was a popular haunt for St Johnstone supporters and travelling football fans making their way to McDiarmid Park.
The redevelopment of the 208 into flats was delivered by the council in partnership with CCG (Scotland) Ltd, the Glasgow-based contractor and manufacturer.
Calum Murray, CCG director, said: “CCG is proud to continue our partnership with Perth and Kinross Council to deliver this new accommodation.
“The project will provide affordable housing for the people of Perth thanks to CCG’s innovative ‘offsite’ methods of construction, and all of the homes have been built to the highest standard of quality and environmental performance.”