Footballers in a North-east town have raised more than £2,700 for a school targeted by vandals.
Markethill Primary in Turriff was left facing a £20,000 repair bill after the building was badly damaged in last November’s attack.
Turriff United FC, in conjunction with Turriff United Ladies, Turriff Thistle, Turriff United Youth FC, Turriff United Supporters Club and Turriff United Social Club, set up an online appeal which raised £2,721.
This brought the total raised by the football community in the town for the primary school to more than £3,700 after Turriff United Youth Club raised an additional £1,000 for repair work.
Markethill Primary head teacher Fiona McRitchie expressed her thanks for all the fundraising efforts.
She said: “Our sincerest thanks goes out to the community and Turriff United for the generosity they have shown in collecting this money for our school.”
She said they hope to use the money to fund the new Turriff Primary School.
She added: “The money will go towards a bright new future in our new school building.
“We hope to use the money everyone has donated to bring a piece of our heritage with us and take the Markethill window to the new Turriff Primary School.”