A fundraising campaign to upgrade security cameras in Fraserburgh has been given a boost by a local restaurant.
The council approved a £60,000 grant to revamp the “ageing” CCTV network in the town earlier this year.
But to unlock the cash, the CCTV Working Group need to raise £10,000 themselves.
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If the drive is successful, new dome-style cameras would be set up to cover the town centre.
Now those efforts have received a boost with a local restaurant handing over a donation of more than £500.
Nagendra’s on High Street, Fraserburgh held a fundraising meal last month and have donated the entire takings to the CCTV project.
Restaurant boss Nagendra Budha said he wanted to donate money to help upgrade the security cameras to help the town.
He already uses his own CCTV at his High Street eatery and feels they do benefit the premises.
Mr Budha said he got involved after speaking to local councillor and chairman of the Fraserburgh CCTV Working Group, Brian Topping.
He said: “I wanted to do something to help the local community.
“Brian Topping came into the restaurant with a letter about the CCTV and I quite liked the idea.
“I have my own cameras and understand that they can stop trouble and help the police.”
Mr Topping said the group were delighted with the boost, and urged other businesses to also back the scheme.
He added: “He wanted to do something positive for the town.
“For him to do that is great and I would like to thank him very much for it.
“We are grateful for all of the local businessmen who have contributed to this and we would encourage others to do this.”
It is not known how much money the CCTV group have brought in to meet their £10,000 target. They have a year to get the money together.
The cameras would be set up at Hanover Street, Charlotte Street, Deejays Night Club, the corner of Mid Street and Cross Street and the junction at Broad Street and Mid Street.