Could this be the last call for local phonebox?

modern phone box
modern phone box

BT is proposing to remove the phone box in Bruntland Road, Portlethen. There were seven calls made from there over a 12 month period.

Notices have been placed on the payphones affected - there are more than 100 under threat in Aberdeenshire, but this is the only one in the North Kincardine ward - giving members of the public an opportunity to comment by November 28.

The consultation process gives local communities the opportunity to adopt a kiosk and retain the traditional red ‘heritage’ phone box for £1.

Aberdeenshire Council has forwarded notification to community councils and will collate responses before forwarding to BT. So far only one community has lodged a request to adopt a kiosk in Kincardine and Mearns.