Work is set to take place later this year on restoring a roof at a North-east church.
Braemar Church successfully applied for a grant through the Government-funded Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund.
As a result of the successful bid the kirk managed to benefit from £100,000 to go towards fixing the deteriorating problem with the roof at the place of worship.
A total of £150,000 was needed to fix the roof, which has now been raised.
Simon Blackett, convener of the fabric committee at Braemar Church, was delighted with the money given to fix the problem with the roof.
He said: “It is great to have been given the money by the roof repair fund.
“We have applied before and weren’t successful but, this time we were, so it is a great relief for the whole of the church.
“£100,000 is the highest amount the repair fund can give so we are really happy with that It also shows how much work is actually needed to fix the roof.
“We are aiming to start the work in either August or September as we don’t want to interrupt the tourist season too much in Braemar.”
Meanwhile, Aboyne-Dinnet Church benefited from £29,500 to address urgent roof repairs.
Work on the church, which started at the end of last year, involved stripping off the 180-year-old slates and sarking.
Renewing the sarking, fitting a waterproof membrane and reslating in Scots slates was also part of the work, which took around four months to complete.
A spokeswoman for the Church of Scotland said:
“We are delighted that the congregation was successful in getting a grant to make these repairs through the roof repair scheme which is now unfortunately no longer available.”
The money given to the rural churches was welcomed by Councillor Geva Blackett, who represents the area at Aberdeenshire Council.
She said: “Both churches have benefited greatly from the money given to them. Many of the church buildings in this area are deteriorating, therefore it is important for this money to come from the Government for this work.
“For Braemar to get £100,000 just shows the work which is needed, and I am sure it will go a long way to making sure there is a long-term future for it as well as Aboyne-Dinnet where work has been completed.”