Nearly 200 people have already expressed their support for plans to convert a disused church into Aberdeen’s only Hindu temple.
Members of the public have been submitting comments to the city council on the proposals for Old Stoneywood Church since they were posted online on Thursday.
Only one objection has been raised, warning of the potential impact on those living and working nearby from an increase in traffic.
The Aberdeen Hindu Temple Trust feels the 1840s church in Bankhead Road could be the “missing piece of the puzzle” for thousands of north-east residents who follow their faith.
At present, they need to travel some 70 miles from the planned site to the nearest temple in Dundee.
The vast majority of respondents so far have lent the idea their support.
One said: “We badly need a temple in Aberdeen. This is long overdue.
“This would contribute to the peace, prosperity and harmony in the city and happiness and improve mental health in general.”
Another said it would be a fitting use of the building, currently used as office space, adding: “To use such an iconic, solid, typically Aberdeen building for its original purpose – to bring people to a place of worship – is a great idea.”
One resident so far has raised concerns, warning: “The roads surrounding this property are not designed to support high volumes of vehicles.
“There is limited parking and I believe this would greatly impact on local residents and businesses.”