A north-east group aiming to transform its community’s cemetery has asked Aberdeenshire Council for funding.
The Friends of Turriff Cemetery unveiled proposals to create a garden area off of the main burial ground last year.
And the group, which was former after years of campaigning to improve the appearance of the town’s resting place by former Press and Journal farming editor Joe Watson, has now asked the local authority for £5,000 which will help bring the project forward.
Formartine area committee members will discuss the bid on Tuesday.
If approved, the cash would cover 47% of the overall price tag of the scheme, which is set at £10,607.
Fraser Watson, who is steering the initiative to transform Turriff Cemetery, has said the project will make the ground more welcoming for visitors and locals alike.
Mr Watson said: “We get a lot of people who visit Turriff Cemetery who are themselves outwith the town, some even travel quite far distances.
“And some of them have said in the past that they’d like an area to just sit and have a quiet reflection on a nice day, especially if they’ve travelled, even if it’s just to have somewhere where you can sit to have something to eat.
“We can’t do that within the cemetery itself, obviously, so the idea is to create a new space in an old area of ground.”
The land which will be converted was last used as a putting green.
Last year, the group was awarded £3,000 through a public vote in the Your Voice Your Choice initiative towards the work.
“The idea is to create a space for all – both disabled and able-bodied,” Mr Watson added.
“We want it to be respectful and peaceful for the cemetery.”