A community group has launched an ambitious bid to bring an ice rink to Fraserburgh in time for Christmas.
The town’s rotary club had to salvage the holiday last year and managed to organise a Santa’s sleigh attraction for youngsters.
And there was such a positive response that, afterwards, the organisation pledged to deliver a bumper bag of goodies this winter.
Calling themselves the Festive Frozen Fraserburgh group, volunteers have now lodged a funding bid for £10,000 to offer an ice rink to families in the town.
It is one of more than 35 projects vying for cash through the Your Voice Your Choice funding scheme, promoted by the local authority to encourage residents to decide which projects are funded in the port.
And last night, president elect of the Rotary Club of Fraserburgh, Ann Bell, said she was hopeful local people would support the scheme.
She added: “We are really hoping everyone gets behind us, so we can get this festive event up and running in the town.
“We want it to be free to everyone and the money would help us do that.
“We have set up the Festive Frozen Fraserburgh group and are working with the Super Saturday events, the Fraserburgh Development Trust and local businesses to deliver an all-singing and all-dancing Christmas.
“The reaction so far has been unbelievable – everyone has said it’s a great idea and, if it is successful this year, we will try to extend it next year.”
The group is also fundraising for other events to run alongside the ice rink.
The festivities in Fraserburgh are expected to run from December 8.
Previously, Christmas events in the town had been organised by a group of local business leaders.
However, they disbanded last year, which prompted the rotary club to step up to the plate.