A multi-million pound sports centre has opened in the North-east.
The Deveron Community and Sports Centre is part of Aberdeenshire Council’s £12.5 million commitment to improving community facilities in Banff and Macduff.
The centre, at Banff Academy, includes a climbing wall, sports hall and two squash courts. It also features a floodlit all-weather pitch, three tennis courts, a cycle track and a 400-metre running track.
Councillor Michael Roy said the new complex was a facility the whole community could be proud of.
Cllr Roy said he was pleased the long-running dispute between supermarket giant Tesco and Aberdeenshire Council over land and developer contributions in Banff and Macduff had come to a positive conclusion.
He added: “The magnificent facilities at Banff and Macduff, along with the upgrading of Macduff Arts Centre, will be an inspiration for future generations.”
Fellow Banff councillor John Cox, chairman of the local area committee, described the centre as “first class”.