Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford toured the new communtiy centre in Mintlaw recently.
The building, which is currently under construction, is part of the Mintlaw & Central Buchan Initiative known as MACBI.
MACBI, which holds charitable status, was set up by local people in the area in 2005.
It aims to improve facilities and offer a place for people to meet, a centre for cultural events, a centre for health and sports activities and most importantly a centre to foster community spirit.
The building will be centrally located in Mintlaw, adjacent to Mintlaw Academy, Pitfour Primary School, Mintlaw Health Centre, the Library and the all-weather pitch.
The Banff & Buchan MP toured the building with local residents and Directors of the MACBI Project and viewed the plans detailing the development, including floor plans which illustrating multi-purpose hall, multi-gym, soft play area, meeting rooms, changing rooms, lounge/viewing area and a café.
Commenting after her visit, Eilidh said: “The new community centre is really starting to take shape now and it’s clear it will be a facility of which the communities of Central Buchan can be proud.
“It’s taken a lot of hard work by a dedicated team of local people to get to this point and it is a very exciting time for the community as we move towards the February completion date.
“I’m confident this will be a vital asset for Mintlaw and the surrounding villages which will be well-used for years to come.”