Images have been released detailing what a planned heritage centre at Aberdeen’s Rubislaw Quarry could look like if plans are approved.
The proposed £5 million centre at the historic quarry would showcase how the Granite City got its nickname thanks to the six million tonnes of granite that came from the site.
The site was purchased in 2010 by business partners Sandy Whyte and Hugh Black, who have shown a number of mock up images that reveal for the first time what the proposed heritage centre could look like on completion.
The pictures display the how the museum, art exhibitions , restaurant and education suites at the centre could look if the plans get the go ahead, as well as a huge granite rock face that would be revealed by lowering water levels by 164ft (50m).
Hazlehead councillor Martin Greig said: “The quarry project has been in consideration for some time now and it would be good news for the area to be host to such a positive visitor attraction.
“The nearby Gordon Highlanders Museum is a highly popular and well run institution and it would be of much benefit to have these two great amenities and others nearby in such a close concentration.”
Fellow ward councillor Ross Thomson said: “I think that anything like this that is so pertinent and linked to Aberdeen’s history with the granite industry is important for the city.
“Around this area there are a number of Aberdeen’s hidden gems, like Hazlehead Park, Walker Dam and Johnston Gardens, it would be fantastic if we had another attraction to the city to highlight these.”