A local authority is to spend millions of pounds removing chimneys, as well as carrying out other work, on a number of properties in Aberdeen
Aberdeen City Council is carrying out £2 million of work on homes in the Froghall area of the city. As well as taking away chimneys, the work also includes external repairs and the application of insulation.
Councillor Neil Cooney, communities, housing and infrastructure committee convener, said: “The chimneys were built for coal fires and not many people still use them. They become dangerous and attract birds.
“The chimneys are really redundant, generally speaking.”
The work is being undertaken to extend the life of the buildings and improve heat retention for residents.
Cllr Cooney added: “It’s basically part of the modernisation programme. We’re trying to make the houses more efficient.
“It’s really upgrading the area. It’s a good investment for the people of Froghall.”