North-east councillors have backed attempts to reinvent a popular farmers market event.
Fraserburgh’s Super Saturday events were shortlisted for a national regeneration award in 2014, but in recent months have come under scrutiny.
In December, local councillors raised concerns the scheme needed refreshed as organisers called for more investment.
Now local members have backed efforts to rejuvenate the market days.
At the Banff and Buchan area committee meeting in Fraserburgh yesterday, councillor Brian Topping said: “It does need freshen up. I’d like ward members to meet the Fraserburgh Development Trust and put our thinking caps on.”
Councillor Ian Tait said: “This committee has constantly supported Super Saturday from the very beginning.
“There were comments made at policy and resources committee when members sought a refresh of Super Saturday to keep it vital. We want to see an economic benefit of people coming into the town.”
However regeneration officer Bill Clark warned the committee that the council has “no control” over how the organisers of Super Saturday spend their grant money.
“Although the council supports with investment, we don’t control it and it would not be appropriate for us to dictate,”
Mr Clark said, stressing that councillors could only offer advice to organisers.
The first Super Saturday event of 2016, themed Fraserburgh and the Great Outdoors, will take place in May.