School sale call

FERRY councillor Laurie Bidwell has called for the former Eastern Primary School, Broughty Ferry, which has lain empty for 18 months, to be sold off as quickly as possible.

Pupils and staff were accommodated in new premises.

Councillor Bidwell stated that the old school complex has been marketed as suitable for conversion into luxury flats, with a short row of new-build terraced houses fronting on to Rowanbank Gardens.

But apart from a flashy brochure, there is apparently no progress to report about a sale.

He went on: “This is giving rise to concern among residents in the area that the building will deteriorate and the site will become an eyesore. This would be a poor outcome, because the buildings are listed and are nationally important for their construction and architectural appearance.”

Mr Bidwell wants Dundee City Council to consider accepting a lower price and has written to the director of city development to ask for a review of the sale strategy.

A Dundee City Council spokesman said: “Marketing efforts with our partners Knight Frank are continuing.”