Two Fraserburgh and District councillors have welcomed the recent resurfacing works which have been completed at Invercairn Public Hall.
Councillors Charles Buchan and Brian Topping are delighted that repairs to the lane next to Invercairn Public Hall have now been completed and thank Aberdeenshire Council for undertaking the work.
The repairs have been made to the lane which is situated between the public hall and Inverallochy School.
The lane allows access for deliveries to the school as well as to the hall carpark.
The hall in the village is well-used by the community, including as a polling place for local and national elections.
Prior to the works being carried out, the lane’s poor state of repair presented members of the community with difficulty in accessing the hall due to the potholes and rubble on the driveway.
Commenting, Cllr Charles Buchan said: “We have been working hard on this project for the last few years on behalf of the community, reacting to the many, and justified, complaints from the public.
“The Hall is important to the villages. It is the election station, and is very well used by the Hall Committee for various events. The driveway is also used by the adjacent Inverallochy School, for deliveries, and maintainence purposes.
“Quite a few obstacles have had to be overcome to find resources for the work, but with the Invercairn Community Council supporting us, and with the help of Aberdeenshire Council’s Area Manager, the work is now complete.
“No longer will people have to navigate the loose rubble driveway, dodge potholes, or risk their heels, while attending Hall events. There will be many fewer grazes on children’s knees caused by tripping on the uneven surfaces of the Hall pathways.”