An innovative Aberdeen food project is set to expand after a successful first six weeks.
The Woodside Pantry, run out of the Fersands and Fountain Community Centre, was opened last month.
The first of its kind in Scotland, the pantry offers people a cut-price way to shop for food, and is considered as being a possible replacement for food banks.
Members pay a £3 fee each year to be a part of the project as well as £2.50 for each visit to the pantry.
Held on a Tuesday and a Thursday, members are able to get 10 items of varying quality for their cash, including fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and general household items.
The pantry is open to members on a geographical basis, with it initially only being available to a small number of Woodside residents.
In just a month, the catchment area increased, with the membership now at 72.
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Now, residents from the entirety of Woodside are eligible to take part in the scheme, with the membership set to be capped at 100.
Claire Whyte, a community support worker at the project, said: “We opened on February 12 and people have been really positive about it.
“We’ve just opened it up to the whole of Woodside.
“That stretches all the way from the Haudagain roundabout to the Great Northern Hotel so it’s quite a big area.”
Food is provided to the pantry from CFine and Fareshare and initial concerns that there may not be enough have been assuaged.
Claire said: “We’ve had enough food, which I think could be because we’re the only ones that are doing this.”
It’s been so busy at the pantry that Claire and her team are on the lookout for new volunteers.
She said: “We’ve been wanting to get in a new batch of volunteers for a while, but I was holding off until the staff that we had got a bit more experience.”