Staff from an Aberdeen nursery are asking former pupils and their families to share memories ahead of the demolition of their old building.
The building, on Logie Place, used to be home to Middlefield Nursery, which has since moved to the Hub in Middlefield.
The old building is due to be demolished as part of the £30 million Haudagain redevelopment scheme.
Staff at the current nursery are hoping for a big turnout when the building is taken down on Monday, in what will be an “emotional” moment for workers.
Marie Macdonald, who is the nursery manager at the Middlefield Community Project, which runs the nursery, said: “When we found out the time and date of the demolition, we thought that it was an end of an era.
“With all the families in the area that have used the nursery, we thought that it might be nice to mark it together.”
As well as people from the community, Marie hopes to take some current pupils to the site.
She said: “We don’t have a huge number of pupils who were attending in the old building, but we do have a couple, so we were hoping to be able to take them down on Monday afternoon.”
Marie added: “It’s for any other families, past and present – it’s quite poignant and it’s the end of an era for some people.
“The Community Project has been running for a long time so we’ve had people messaging us with their kids now in their 20s.
“We just want people to have that shared experience, because the whole community is changing, a lot of the community is being knocked down.
“The project and the nursery has played such a big part in people’s lives and it’s the end of that, in a positive way.”
Marie also expects her staff to be feeling nostalgic. She said: “There’s always going to be nostalgia for the place.
“Our project co-ordinator has been here for a long time, we’ve got a member of staff who’s been here for 20 years, so it’s part of their life. I’d imagine it’ll be emotional.”
The nursery moved from Logie Place into purpose-built premises within the Hub, on Manor Avenue, in January last year.
According to Marie, the move has dramatically improved the quality of the nursery, with more children being able to attend, increasing the catchment area they can serve.
Marie said: “Before, we could only serve Middlefield, but now we can take children from Heathryfold, Cummings Park, Marchburn and other places in the local area, so more people are really seeing the benefits.”
The new facility has also improved the quality of care, she added.
“It’s greatly improved the facilities that we have – it’s a purpose-built nursery and the space we have is much bigger, and it’s much more open plan,” Marie said.
“We have better access to the outdoors – the doors open up into the nursery garden, which was always our vision, to give the children a choice.”
Transport Scotland announced that the demolition will take place between 1.30 and 2pm on Monday.
A spokesman said: “Transport Scotland is pleased to accommodate the request of Middlefield Community Project Nursery for the opportunity to visit the site during demolition of their former premises, which are part of the ongoing works being carried out in preparation for the A90/A96 Haudagain Improvement Project.”