Plans to create a shelter to help disabled people enjoy a stretch of north-east countryside have been approved.
Boddam Community Association will build the walkers’ shed on land next to the quarry at Stirlinghill in the hope of making it more accessible.
The group has noted an increase in visitors since April and hope the trend continues as the region eases back to normality following lockdown.
A spokesman said: “Unsurprisingly, an increasing number of people have been visiting Stirlinghill pathways since April this year.
“Escaping from a virus siege has visibly added to the clientele of walkers, joggers, bikers and families who want the relief of a countryside visit from joining the 18,600 packed into a Peterhead which is struggling back to normality.”
The plans drafted by Baxter Design Company show the recreational facility will contain provide a sitting area, male and female toilets, a kitchenette as well as a storage area for mobility scooters/buggies.
The spokesman for Boddam Community Association dded: “There remains much still to do but, like many other voluntary organisations, we are crippled in meeting the governments requirements of social distancing, etc, at the moment and handicapped in getting decisions made.”
Aberdeenshire Council backed the plans last week.