A former primary school has been put up for sale, much to the dismay of the campaigners fighting to save it.
Aberdeen City Council has started marketing Victoria Road School, which the Torry Development Trust want take over and turn into affordable housing.
The school has fallen into disrepair since it closed in 2008, with several fires and break-ins adding to the damage.
According to council documents, the rateable value of the school buildings has a value of £36,250 and the school’s surrounding workshops’ £20,750.
Potential buyers have a deadline of August 14 to place their bids.
Members of the TDT want to transform the derelict school into affordable housing for the community whist keeping the spirit of the granite buildings.
The Grampian Housing Association is reportedly interested in plans and other funding opportunities are being explored.
TDT lead trustee David Fryer said: “We are not private developers. We are a local charity wanting to bring investment into Torry, rather than a developer doing something to take whatever profit they can get.
“We will meet the chief executive with the council next Wednesday and we will state our case and hope they listen. We just can’t demolish those old buildings. We are the granite city and its important to keep this part of our history.”
Mr Fryer is encouraging the community to write to their local politicians to secure their support for the project,
However, one local councillor is sceptical about the plans proposed by the TDT.
Torry and Ferryhill councillor Alan Donnelly praised the hard work of Mr Fryer but said something had to happen with the “eyesore” building soon.
He said: “This debate has been ongoing for many years. The council has given David Fryer two chances to bring forward a feasible plan for the school buildings. If he can come forward with something deliverable soon, that will be a good thing.
“But we need to get something done soon. There is a big demand for housing in the area and Torry is short on teachers and professionals that live in the area.
“I’ve been talking to a lot of members of the public about the issue and they believe the site is now an eyesore, and they want something done.”