A BATHGATE landmark has entered the final stage of its life as contractors moved in to strip out Lindsay House.
The building will eventually be demolished and replaced with a brand new council building which will bring together council services under one roof.
Work to decommission the building started on Monday,December 7, with a strip of the building from the inside.
In January, it is expected that the building will be systematically taken down in phases from the back round to South Bridge Street and it is anticipated that the demolition will be complete by late February.
Work is due to begin on the new building in March.
Leader of West Lothian Council Peter Johnston, said the new building will be a big asset to the town.
He said: “The new building along with the Town Centre Regeneration and the new railway station will see the biggest ever investment in the town and change the face of Bathgate for the better.
“The new council building will include a community hall with meeting spaces for community groups, Bathgate Library, the Advice Shop, the Council Information Services centre, a community cafe and office accommodation.”