A fitness centre has been awarded an £80,000 grant towards the cost of an expansion that will help local people to increase their fitness levels.
Fraserburgh Fitness Centre has received a funding award from sportscotland, the national agency for sport, as part of their sport facilities fund programme.
The funds will be used to pay for an extension of the gym and fitness area at the facility.
For some time the gym and fitness area has been struggling to keep up with demand which has resulted in members of the local community having to come back at later times.
Commenting, Founder and Chairman of Fraserburgh Fitness Centre Albert Ross said: “This project was an ambitious one from the outset and we would like to thank sportscotland for helping us to make it possible.
“It is only through the help of organisations like them that groups like ours can supply the local community with the sporting facilities they deserve.”
The extension will require demolition of the old buildings at the rear of the facility which will be replaced by a new larger state of the art facility.
The new facilities will enable more local people to participate as well as provide a better environment.
Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland, commented: “We are pleased that we are able to make this award of £80,000 to the Fraserburgh Fitness Centre as it is a vital part of allowing the community access to sports facilities.
“Our aim is to create a world class sporting system at every level in Scotland and this award for the people of Fraserburgh is another step in that journey.”
Due to the oncoming winter and associated weather, work will now start on the extension in early April 2015.
The building works are scheduled to last for around two months with a completion early summer 2015.