A north-east council is to press ahead with selling off two of its offices.
Aberdeenshire Council had long mooted putting its Woodhill House headquarters up for sale in Aberdeen and relocating its main office to Inverurie.
However last year it U-turned on the proposals and decided to retain its city HQ and upgrade or sell off its offices in Stonehaven, Inverurie and Ellon.
Officers are now prioritising the Mearns town and are recommending that councillors back the authority selling off its office on Allardice Street.
A report, which will be discussed by full council next week, estimates the cost of work on the office at £268,000.
The location had been considered for a service point but officers have suggested relocating this department to its office at Viewmount, which will be given a £529,000 extension.
Meanwhile office space will also be retained at Arduthie School and its social work base at Carlton House will also be put on the market.
In April, the £13million plan was backed by 43 councillors, with 25 voting against the plans.
The scheme will also mean new-build offices will be built in Ellon on the old academy site and existing properties sold off in the town.
There was anger in Inverurie when it emerged that the authority was no longer planning on purchasing Inverurie Locos FC’s ground to build an office there.
Gordon House will now be sold under the plans, with the Town Hall refurbished to provide a service point for customers in the Garioch area.
However, many felt that relocating 150 jobs away from Gordon House while also not building a new office in the town was a “hammer blow” to local traders.
Councillors will be asked to rubber-stamp the plans on Thursday.