A derelict mansion in an Aberdeen park could be brought back to life after lying empty for nearly two decades.
Westburn House, in Westburn Park, was built in 1839 and was designed by the renowned architect Archibald Simpson, who helped to create some of the Granite City’s most historic buildings.
But the A-listed building has lain vacant for the last 18 years, and fallen into disrepair.
Now councillors have approved plans by Elgin-based company Liberty Kids to turn it into a modern nursery, where youngsters will enjoy plenty of space to roam around outdoors.
Ilia Robertson, the director of the nursery firm, said: “Liberty Kids are delighted to be involved in such a fantastic project that will be of huge benefit to the local community.
“It will be great to see this listed building brought back to life in such a beautiful setting, for the benefit of all who use it.”
Local councillor Bill Cormie welcomed the news.
He said: “Finally something is going to happen to this important building.”