Plans for a new £650,000 community hall in the heart of the Cairngorms are gathering pace.
Braemar Sheiling has provided residential opportunities for young people from across Scotland for more than 60 years, but is now being demolished to make way for a more modern facility.
Girlguiding Kincardine and Deeside is leading the fundraising campaign, with the new building offering affordable accommodation for youth groups across the country.
It will also be available for community events.
The Braemar Sheiling, which sits opposite the Braemar Games Field, was opened in 1958 after the land was gifted by Captain Nicolson, of the Mar Estate.
GirlGuiding Scotland’s county commissioner Sue Thomson said: “This ambitious project will provide a fantastic facility for their young members.
“There will be sleeping accommodation in two 12 bed-rooms for 24 youngsters, with two additional two-bed rooms for accompanying adults.
“A spacious kitchen adjacent to the activity hall, drying room and accessible showers and toilets complete the planned layout.
“Members of youth groups gain much from weekend trips as they not only gain life skills but share experiences through fun, challenges and adventure that will help them achieve their full potential.”
So far the fundraising campaign has raised £105,561 of the £650,000 required.
To find out more about supporting the project, go to braemarsheiling.org.uk or call 07557 902051.