A campaign has been launched to restore one of the most famous landmarks in Angus.
Perth land management company Bell Ingram are hoping to raise £150,000 to carry out the remedial works at the Airlie Monument at Cortachy, north of Kirriemuir.
The monument, on Tulloch Hill on the lower reaches of Glen Clova and Glen Prosen, was built in memory of the ninth Earl of Airlie, who was killed in the Boer War in 1900.
However, the 65ft high structure has erosion around the base and significant water penetration, and works are urgently required to prevent further damage.
Bell Ingram are aiming to secure funding to restore the building to its former glory and allow public access, which has been restricted because of its condition.
Susan Burness, the director of the company’s Forfar office, said an approach has been made to Historic Scotland for financial support.
She said: “It is important to both Bell Ingram and the local community that the Airlie Monument is restored to its original state.
“The building is an important landmark for both locals and visitors and we want to ensure that they have full access to the building once again.
“Bell Ingram has handled many complex and difficult projects such as this with great success in the past and we are sure that we have the capability to restore the monument to its former state.
“We are working hard to ensure that we gain funding for the project as our main priority is to secure the future of the monument, which is in particularly bad condition.”
The monument was erected to commemorate the death of Lord Lieutenant-Colonel David William Stanley Ogilvy, who was killed at the battle of Diamond Hill, near Pretoria on June 11 1900 while commanding the 12th (Prince of Wales Royal) Lancers.
It was originally proposed that the structure, with its small projecting tower at the top, would be used on occasions of national or estate rejoicing.
The monument is also a popular destination with walkers, providing spectacular views of the glens and Angus countryside.
Despite previous roof repairs, the building is not wind or water tight and significant water penetration is now evident within the building. The proposal would enable the monument to again be used for both recreational and educational purposes.
The small room below the signal tower would be used as a display and interpretation centre, which would seek to increase public knowledge of the Boer War.
The repair work is expected to take about six months to complete.