Two centres offering training and skills development for adults with additional support needs are set to open in Fraserburgh.
In a report which was presented to councillors recently, Aberdeenshire Council’s Director of Infrastructure, Stephen Archer, said the proposals were being drawn up to support the most vulnerable in the community.
This support, the report said, would allow individuals with additional needs to access services, advice, information, support and training opportunities appropriate to their circumstances.
It is understood that the centres will be run by Aberdeenshire Council, Fraserburgh Development Trust and North East Scotland College.
Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald, Councillor Charles Buchan welcomed the news, saying: “It’s good to see the Council shops are being utilised and not being left empty.
“We hope this central position will encourage people to make use of the services offered.
“It’s a good thing that the College is going to be doing outreach in the town centre and I hope it’s successful in getting jobs for the unemployed.”