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Last tower block demolished in Kincardine

A controlled explosion has demolished the last tower block in a Fife town.

The landmarks in Kincardine had been defining features in the area's skyline since the 1960s until two of the three blocks were demolished in 2010.

Ramsay Court, the remaining building, was flattened in a Sunday demolition that required the evacuation of more than 300 surrounding residents.

Richard McCulloch, from Dem-Master Demolition, said: "We are delighted with the result of the demolition."

Image caption Going: Ramsay Court was the last of three tower blocks built in Kincardine in the 1960s.
Image caption Going: More than 300 residents were evacuated during the demolition.
Image caption Gone: The land will be transferred to Kingdom Housing Association, which plans 16 homes for rent.

Mr McCulloch added: "A significant amount of planning went into this project, which resulted in a very smooth, safe and successful operation.

"I'd like to thank Fife Council and Fife Constabulary for their efforts in making this project a success - but, most notably, the residents of Kincardine."

David Ross, Fife Council's executive spokesperson for housing, communities and local services, said: "With the last tower block now down, the land will be transferred to Kingdom Housing Association to build 16 mid-market rent homes.

"These will complement the 65 social rent that have already been built on the site of the former flats."

The three tower blocks contained 181 properties when first built.

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