THE former Gourock police station has been sold off.

The Tele reported almost a year ago that a deal was imminent, with a pricetag of around £85,000, after a closing date had been set for final offers.

It has now been confirmed that the sale of the Kempock Place building, which has been in place since 1923, has been completed.

Council officials say the new owner will use it to relocate an existing business, but no further details have been outlined as yet.

When Police Scotland was established, bosses carried out a review of the force estate and decided to close the public counters in both Gourock and Port Glasgow.

At one stage there were hopes that it could be turned into a community heritage hub in the town.