Police station not to close

Police Scotland have been quick to quell rumours that the Forfar Police station is to close.

Fears the doors would close on the West High Street building came on the back of rumours that the taxi testing service will be moved from Forfar to either Dundee or Perth.

However, when contacted, a spokesperson for Police Scotland gave assurances it was business as usual at the Forfar head-quarters, with no plans to either close the building or move the taxi meter testing and vehicle check service.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “There are no existing plans to close Forfar Police Station. Police Scotland is currently reviewing the whole police estate across Scotland and any plans for any changes to the estate must be approved by the Scottish Police Authority.”

As for the speculation that the tests made on taxi meters and vehicles would be moved out of town, a spokesperson added: “Taxi testing remains the same, they still go to Forfar.”

Commenting on the assurances Isobel Ross, chairman of Forfar Community Council said: “I am delighted there are no plans at the moment but I do have concerns about what may happen in the future.”