Dive-bombing gulls have kept an elderly couple trapped in their Forfar home all summer.
Terrified Anne Millar, 75, and husband William, 79, of Lethnot Gardens, say they cannot enjoy their garden without being targeted.
Mrs Millar said: “The gulls have been keeping us awake at night because of the noise which goes on all day.
“We can’t sit in the back garden because they’ve been dive-bombing us.”
An Angus Council spokesman said: “Gulls are protected under the Countryside and Wildlife Act.
“We offer a free egg removal service to all domestic residents and we ask anyone who sees nest-building activity on their property to contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements for the eggs and nest to be removed.
“Unfortunately once eggs hatch the gulls start swooping in order to protect their chicks – at this point no action can be taken.”