A North-east community united to condemn proposals to close its hospital.
Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership is reviewing inpatient services at the Ugie facility in Peterhead.
It provides 14 beds for elderly people who have been in hospital in Aberdeen but need more rehabilitation before going home.
Six options are being considered for the site – five of which would likely lead to the hospital’s closure – with a public meeting held to give people a chance to look at the ideas.
At an exhibition in the town’s Rescue Hall, Kevin Oliphant, from Inverugie, said: “I think the Ugie does a really a good job.
“We have a facility here in the community with dedicated staff who deliver a good service. We should be allowing them to continue.”
Turriff councillor Anne Stirling, chairwoman of the joint integrated board, which will make the final decision, said: “The purpose of this event is to engage. We want to be very open and feed what we hear back to the board.
“No decisions about Ugie hospital have been taken. This is about making sure we meet the needs in the future.”