The bulldozers will close in on Forfar's troubled Lochside leisure centre almost immediately.
lochside leisure centre
A £500,000 proposal has been put forward to demolish Forfar’s old leisure centre which has become “a magnet for trouble”.
Members of a Tayside gymnastics club are bending over backwards to raise £30,000 for a purpose-built centre.
An Angus councillor has warned the former Lochside Leisure Centre in Forfar should be demolished as a matter of urgency to avoid “devastating consequences”.
A local MP has urged parents in Forfar to check on their children's whereabouts amid a spate of recent disturbances caused by youths.
The area around Forfar’s old leisure centre is becoming a magnet for youngsters gathering in groups up to 30-strong to drink and cause havoc.
Young firebugs are being blamed for a dramatic Forfar blaze which destroyed garages in the town on Tuesday night, engulfing a car within them.
Knocking down an empty leisure centre in Forfar could cost the cash-strapped Angus Council half a million pounds, council leader Iain Gaul has warned.