FORMER school Ayr Grammar is set to be sold off, according to a council proposal.

South Ayrshire Council officials have recommended the historic building should be put on the market. A group have expressed interest in transforming the ex-primary into a museum and for it to be handed over as a community asset. Councillors will decide whether to go ahead with the sale at a Leadership Panel meeting next week.

A council paper due to be presented to elected members said converting it into flats is the “most realistic option in terms of future use for this building.” It is situated in the town’s Midton Road – a residential upmarket part of Ayr on the edge of the town centre. Council officials were worried if action isn’t taken to find a new purpose for the the C-listed property it could end up derelict.

The council report said: “The future use of Ayr Grammar cannot be progressed until the proposed future use of the building is approved. “There is a risk that if an alternative, suitable use is no tidentified the overall condition of the building will deteriorate.”

The Ayrshire Heritage Museum Steering Group have approached the local authority about applying for a community asset transfer request for the building. The group have attracted