THE Wemyss Bay Hotel is to be demolished tonight after it was damaged by heavy winds.

A lane closure will be in place from 10pm until 9am tomorrow morning to allow the demolition team to get underway.
Local demolition contractor Chris Wright and Sons posted: "We would like to inform the public of Inverclyde that with the recent heavy winds the Wemyss Bay Hotel has suffered structural damage and will now be demolished as of immediately.
"A lane closure will be in place from 10pm tonight through to 9am tomorrow morning
"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and if you require any information please do not hesitate to contact us on 742834."
Earlier this year, we reported how the eyesore former pub and restaurant was set to be demolished to make way for a new Co-op store.
Planning permission for the project was granted in December 2017.
As well as a Co-op store, the plans were also for a car park with 20 spaces, including two disabled bays, and a new pedestrian crossing.
The building has since been left empty.
Just a few weeks ago the derelict building was deliberately set on fire.
Police were called in to investigate the incident which happened on Saturday November 24.