Fundraising for a new Scout hut in Inverbervie came closer to its total this week, as councillors voted for a grant of £4000 towards the costs.
Total cost of the project is £25,000, and the First Inverbervie Scout Group are hopeful that construction work will begin within the next three to four weeks. The building work is being done for free by a local builder who has donated materials and labour to the project.
The group was founded in 1933 when the existing hall was gifted by Lord Arbuthnott. Apart from a few renovations in the 1960s, the hall remains the same as it was in 1933, and has fallen into a poor state of repair.
It is well used, with 51 members of the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts making regular use of it, and it is hoped that the new building will attract Guides as users also.
The Kincardine and Mearns area committee on Tuesday also granted £900 to Laurencekirk Scout Group for the ongoing refurbishment of their hall, while St Cyrus Scouts got £2000 towards their refurbishments.
Gourdon Public Hall was among the other community projects to receive a funding boost - £4000 was given towards the cost of upgrading the electrical system in the hall including heaters, hand dryers, and to upgrade the supply to the kitchen area.
Drumlithie Bowling Club were awarded £2800 for essential refurbishment.
he work comprises re-turf, edging and replacing boards.
The group actively fund raise and promote bowling through the local school and Young Farmers.