A disused school in Friockheim will open its doors later this month as the first step in the FriockHub project gets under way.
An interim office for the project, based in a suite of rooms in the old Eastgate School, opens on July 26.
Plans to redevelop the school into a centre that people in Friockheim and surrounding areas can use, have been developed by Carnoustie firm Brunton Design and will be displayed in the office.
It is hoped that residents will take this opportunity to view the blueprints and make comments, as well as giving any ideas and suggestions for appropriate activities which FriockHub could offer.
The plans hope to include sports facilities such as badminton and indoor bowls, an exhibition/reception area, five small business units, a cafe and a gym.
It is hoped there will be a projection area which could be used by theatre groups, or serve as a cinema, with seating for up to 150 people. There will also be a community garden and various multi-purpose meeting rooms.
FriockHub has received development funding from Big Lottery Scotland. The lottery funding will enable the project to move to a planning application, develop a robust business plan, commission condition surveys and undertake market research and further community consultation.
The interim office will be open at various times during the week and over weekends and will be staffed by volunteers.
It will form a base from which the increasing workload of the project can be delivered and will offer a drop-in facility to enable the community to discuss the FriockHub and find out how it is progressing.