Hillside Scout Hut land status proved

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THE STATUS of the land on which Hillside Scout Hut is built was emphasised at Wednesday’s meeting of Hillside, Dun and Logie Pert Community Council.

Chairman Mrs Kitty Ritchie produced a copy of the original deeds of the park which state clearly that the land is to be used for leisure purposes only.

The hut is in poor condition and has a limited life. Grant aid is likely to be available to renew it, but only if a 25-year lease is in place, and it appears that the Trustee of the land is not prepared to agree to this.

It is thought that the Trustee may have an ambition for house-building on the site, but both the deeds and Angus Council’s designation of the land would seem to rule this out, completely.