A land reform lobby group has announced it will protest at a piece of derelict Angus land.
The Angus branch of the Our Land campaign will camp outside the former Seaforth Hotel, which burned down in 2006, this weekend.
Contrary to an earlier article, this is the only planned action by the group in Angus and Tayside.
Protesters will gather at 11am on Saturday with Common Weal Angus, the Green Party and Women for Independence taking part, along with “anyone else who wishes to join”.
Seaforth is controversial in local planning due to a long-running attempt by owners Seaforth Investments to have the land rezoned for residential use.
The site was put up for sale this summer, with the owner resigned to keeping it in their “land bank” for up to 20 years, in the hope Angus Council will relax its stance on zoning.
Our Land chose the site as part of its summer of protests planned over land ownership in Scotland.
A spokeswoman said: “The land is already zoned for leisure/hotel facilities and that would bring much needed jobs and accommodation to Arbroath.
“How many local people can afford high-end residential developments like the ones being proposed?”
Earlier this year, local businessman Valy Ossman asked the local authority to relax zoning to allow high-end residential development.
Mr Ossman’s Valmarshi Properties was behind the multi-million-pound flats at the town’s Quayside Marina, but his approach was refused.
The site was first put up for sale in 2012, opening the door for a new hotel development on the land.
Since the Seaforth was reduced to rubble in 2006, there has been a long history of controversy over its potential future use. Plans for a cinema emerged for the site in 2011 but those failed to come to fruition.
In 2007 a residential/hotel development submitted by Seaforth was thrown out by councillors.
In the years after the blaze, pressure was put on the landowner to clear up the rubble.
Guerrilla artists positioned a dummy man watching television in the “rubble suite” of the former hotel in 2007, in protest at the detrimental impact it was having.