A cancer support charity marked the first year of its north-east base with a celebratory open day.
Clan moved into the Crimond Medical and Community Hub 12 months ago.
The facility was established to offer drop-in sessions, free advice and information to anyone affected by the disease.
It has rooms for one-to-one support so that service users can access counselling, help for children, teenagers and families, a library and information service and access to complementary therapies.
Clan Crimond celebrated its first birthday by throwing open its doors yesterday.
Angie Howarth, the charity’s coordinator for North Aberdeenshire, said the past year at Crimond had been “tremendous.”
She said: “We have welcomed a large number of people from the surrounding community who have been supported, by our professional team of highly skilled staff and volunteers.
“Clients to the centre have been provided with the opportunity to access emotional support, information and resources, attend any of the therapeutic groups on offer or receive the holistic benefits from a wide range of complementary therapies.
“The drop-in nature of the centre also means that people can access us whenever they need our support.”
Mrs Howarth said the Crimond facility has allowed Clan to bring its services to the region’s rural areas.
She said: ““We have been working hard to bring modern, accessible services to bases across the north-east, enabling those in more rural communities to find support without having to make long journeys.
“The community and medical services hub is an ideal location for Clan’s services and we look forward to continuing to work together for the benefit of people in the region.”
Conrad Ritchie is chairman of the Crimond Charitable Trust, which runs the village medical centre.
He was instrumental in helping Clan set up at the facility and said the charity offered support far beyond the building’s four walls.
Mr Ritchie said:“The Crimond Medical and Community Hub services the populations of Fraserburgh, Mintlaw and Peterhead, so the support offered by Clan in Crimond extends far beyond the village boundaries.
“The Clan staff and volunteers ensure anyone affected by cancer, be they patients, relatives or friends, are always welcomed by a friendly face and relaxing therapies which can help to reduce pain or stress.”