An abandoned north-east church has been revived as an art gallery to showcase emerging local talent.
The old Brethren meeting hall in Peterhead’s Balmoor Terrace has been taken over by the fledgling Arcaro Arts team.
Led by gallery owner Melissa Arcaro, the group has moved out of its original and much smaller base in the town’s Erroll Street.
The new premises were opened in a ceremony hosted by local MP Eilidh Whiteford.
She said it was a fantastic venue in a great location.
“It will breathe new life into the town centre of Peterhead and offers great opportunities for local artists to exhibit their work,” she added.
Ms Arcaro said: “The fact that we have had to expand into larger premises shows what a real appetite there is for this kind of amenity in Peterhead.
“Its a really stunning venue, we’re delighted with it. It’s in a much better location too and we will certainly benefit from the extra footfall.”
Local woman Kelly Slessor has been named as the gallery’s manager, while Diva Patrick will work as an art instructor.
The group is now planning a series of workshops for the school holidays, including lessons in graffiti, decoupage and life drawing.
The building, opposite Morrisons’ supermarket, was previously used as a place of worship for members of the town’s Brethran congregation. It closed its doors and went on the market several years ago.