A steering group has been formed to pursue proposals to save a Moray town hall from closure.
Concerned locals have banded together in Keith to put together a rescue plan for the Longmore Hall in the town.
More than 100 people attended a public meeting at the popular venue earlier in the month.
Now a committee has been assembled with preparing a draft “expression of interest” in the building high on the agenda.
Rhona Paterson, who has been named chairwoman of the steering group, said: “We’ve hit the ground running. The main thing is that the hall is open for business. We have no intention of allowing it to close.
“The council’s reaction to this has really disgusted me. They’ve praised the reaction from communities as a success but we’ve been left with no alternative.
“What they need to do now is open up the bookings into the future again because losing them will mean a huge cost to the building, whoever is running it.”
The Longmore Hall will close at the end of June unless Moray Council identifies a viable group capable of keeping the building open.
Mrs Paterson explained that anyone interested in the future of the building would be welcome at the group’s next meeting in the venue at 7pm on Monday.