A men’s shed project has moved a step closer to purchasing a permanent base from Aberdeen City Council.
The Peterculter and District Men’s Shed launched a bid to buy a former cadet hut in Peterculter via a proposed community asset transfer.
Members of the local authority’s city growth and resources committee agreed the move when they met this week.
The group will have the opportunity to purchase the unit for a nominal fee, below market value.
The hut was last used by the Territorial Army in 2010, having been leased from the council.
Around 62 members of the community have joined the project, which offers activities including furniture restoration and gardening.
Councillor Marie Boulton, the city council’s culture spokeswoman, said: “This group has been very committed and energetic, already attracting strong support, and the council is pleased to be able to play its part through the community asset transfer. The aims of the group dovetail with those of the council and the plans also have the benefit of bringing a disused building back into use as a community hub which will be a positive addition to the area it serves.”