Work to convert a former children’s home into a block of flats has moved a step forward.
Aberdeenshire Council has put out the tender for the project at Scalloway Park in Fraserburgh.
The home closed its doors in 2015 and has been empty ever since.
But the building is about to have a new lease of life as six one-bedroom flats to help meet demand for council homes in the town.
Now the search is on for companies to take on the £585,000 revamp project for Aberdeenshire Council.
Parts of the building’s internal walls will have to be demolished and stripped back.
Once a contractor has been appointed, work will begin at the end of July.
Members of the Banff and Buchan area committee gave the project the go-ahead at a meeting earlier this month.
But local objector Wendy Bond said: “The plans are not right for the area. This is already a troubled part of the town and it is getting worse.
“These plans will only bring more grief to those in the area.”