The first step in the building of new affordable housing in Carnoustie took place on Tuesday when demolition of Camus House began.
Once the former care home is removed, it will allow five new houses for ex-service personnel with special needs and 11 new council houses for rent to be built on the site.
Scottish Minister for Transport and Veterans Keith Brown MSP formally let the diggers on to the site.
Mr Brown said: “Today marks the start of an exciting development in providing affordable housing for ex-service personnel. It gives me enormous pleasure to mark the start of demolition that will make way for the construction on this site.
“The Scottish Government funding is helping to support the joint work being done by Angus Council and Homes for Heroes. This is another positive step in our commitment to provide high quality affordable housing.”
Provost of Angus Helen Oswald commented: “I am delighted that Scotland’s transport and veterans minister was able to join us today to see first-hand how Angus Council is addressing the shortage of affordable housing for veterans and residents in the county.”
The council’s housing spokesperson, Councillor Donald Morrison, added: “I am pleased that we are working with Houses for Heroes Scotland to deliver specially adapted houses for ex-service personnel.
“The continuing funding from the Scottish Government is helping us deliver this ambitious housing programme and helping us to create places that people are proud to call home.”
The project is funded in part from the grant received from the Scottish Government as part of Angus Council’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme delivery plan.
Angus Council worked with Houses for Heroes Scotland to design and build five wheelchair adapted houses. Once built, the five houses will be managed and maintained by Houses for Heroes Scotland.
The clearance of the site is expected to take around 16 weeks.