An Aberdeen place of worship has been saved from permanent closure after raising more than £10,000.
Aberdeen Synagogue and Jewish Community Centre has been closed since August this year after flooding from a faulty washing machine caused extensive damage at the Dee Street building.
Since the incident, the congregation has raised just over £10,000 to help pay for the repairs.
Work on fixing the inside of the building started yesterday and is expected to be completed by February next year.
Mark Taylor, honorary president of the Aberdeen Synagogue and Jewish Community Centre, said: “Getting the £10,000 is brilliant and will allow us to have a base for the Jewish community in Aberdeen for years to come.
“We have had quite a lot of people come forward to help us, which we are very thankful for.”
Since the washing machine incident in August, the community has gathered in one member’s front room and also in the management offices of the Bon Accord Centre.
In order to raise the cash, the community has organised a number of fundraising events.
Mr Taylor said: “A member of the Jewish community in Glasgow managed to run two half-marathons for the centre which was great.
“We have had donations from Scotland, England, Canada, Israel and the US.
“The donations have been from people we don’t even know but it is so nice people are trying to help us out the best they can.
“It is just amazing the support we have had.”
Initial renovations of the city centre building began two years ago and had been nearing completion shortly before it was flooded.
Mr Taylor added: “It was such bad timing for the flooding incident to happen as we were carrying out the renovations on the building.
“Thankfully the money we have raised will get us back on our feet and back in the synagogue by around February next year.
“It would be great to be in before then, but we are prepared for February.”