A community group that rescued Cullen Community and Residential Centre from the brink of closure has received a cash boost.
The Three Kings Cullen Association formed in 2018 after the venue faced being shut down as part of Moray Council’s budgets cuts.
It saved the day by taking over operation of the building in September 2018 and hosts groups such as the Men’s Shed.
Last month, councillors agreed to sell the building to the group for £35,000.
Now the group has received more than £54,000 from the Scottish Land Fund to purchase the centre.
The programme is funded by the Scottish Government and in partnership with National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
The group’s chairwoman Brenda Gifford said: “All members of The Three Kings Cullen Association are delighted to have been awarded this funding from the Scottish Land Fund.
“This will finance the entire purchase of The Cullen Community and Residential Centre and secure its future in perpetuity for members of the local community and the wide and diverse range of our residential visitors.
“Ownership of the building and grounds will enable us to make fresh funding applications for transformational building improvements and development of exciting new community services and activities.”