A plea has gone out for help to reopen an Angus project and “get youths off the street”.
The Vault in Kirriemuir was forced to close its doors under a cloud in December following vandalism at its specially-adapted premises.
The centre opened in 2014 after several years of campaigning for a youth hub, only to close 10 months later.
Now the group’s chairman has asked the community to support the “regrouped” team behind the project next Tuesday.
Murray David said: “Since December 2014 The Vault has been closed to the youths of Kirriemuir.
“Since that time the current volunteers have regrouped and undergone training.
“On Tuesday March 31, The Vault will be open for those interested in seeing the building open again to the youths of Kirriemuir.
“If you are keen to get youths off the street and see this facility open again then please come along to the open evening, between 6.30pm and 8pm.”
Volunteers invested years of work in transforming the former Bank of Scotland building in Glengate.
Its closure was prompted by the destructive behaviour of some of the young people who came in.
Youths wrecked the hall’s interior and gave volunteers something to think about after the festive season.
Organisers felt the drop-in facility very quickly became a dangerous place for youths to be due to close proximity to a busy street.
There were reports from residents that teenagers who used the service would not take care on the street and disrupted neighbours.
A new policy was introduced requiring the youths to sign in and out, once out they were out for the night.
However, organisers felt this only led to some “exceptionally bad behaviour” within the building, including damage to the fabric of the building, and lack of respect for peers or volunteers.
Mr David said the hall will only reopen with sufficient interest from volunteers.
He added: “The building is a great place for youths to be themselves and get off the streets, but without volunteers and a committee to move the project forward it will remain closed for the foreseeable future.”