Demolition teams moved in to knock down the home of an eighty year old woman in Dumfries today.
Vida Paul's property on Brooms Road fell into disrepair after a fire in 2009.
Neighbours complained it had become a blot on the landscape.
Mrs Paul says she is heartbroken that the local council has now destroyed the place she called home for more than 30 years.
Ryan Dollard reports:
This report features Vida Paul and Dr Ken Donnan.
Dumfries and Galloway have released a statement regarding the demolition of 'Westies Hame' in Dumfries:
The run down house of an 80-year-old Dumfries resident is being demolished, after it was dubbed an 'eyesore' by locals.
Vida Paul was evicted from 'Westies Hame' last month after Sheriff officers broke into the boarded up property with an ejection order.
An 80-year-old woman has been evicted from her home in Dumfries after it was dubbed an eyesore.
Sheriff officers broke into the boarded up property, owned by Vida Paul, with an ejection order.
She's now being re-housed while her home, known as 'Westies Hame', is being prepared for demolition.
An 80 year old woman is facing eviction from her home which will then be demolished because a Council say it's not fit to live in.
A court has ordered Vida Paul out of her Dumfries home, but her supporters say they'll fight to stop the action
The Dumfries Sheriff granted the eviction warrant because she's not carried out essential repairs.