An Aberdeenshire library has announced its closure until next spring as part of a six-figure refurbishment and upgrade.
The £500,000 plans, funded by the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund, will cover the transformation of Banchory Library and Museum into a new cultural and visitor centre.
As work restarts on the project in November, library services will transferred from its current Bridge Street location to Banchory Town Hall.
The new facility will include improved access between the two library and museum floors through the installation of a lift, together with a redesign of the building to allow it to deliver a wider range of cultural services on both floors.
It will also offer an upgraded library and museum service, with the capacity to showcase a greater selection of permanent local artefacts.
The current building will be closed from today until March 31.