£1 sale of North-east library to community group will help take service to ‘new level’

The sale of a library building – for just £1 – will usher in a “new level” of service to residents in a North-east village.

Mintlaw’s library was earmarked for closure last month.

Councillors agreed the building to should be sold to a community group with the existing facilities moved elsewhere.

The sale to the MacBi group – for £1 – will allow it to redevelop the building on Newlands Road.

The existing library building is now expected to be demolished to give way to parking facilities and a new hall.

The full cost of that redevelopment has been estimated at £500,000.