Public urged to help choose favourite photos for display in refurbished library


A community is being asked to vote for favourite images to take pride of place in a newly-refurbished library.

Voting is now open for people in Banff to choose from seven old pictures depicting life in the town.

The top three will then be mounted on the walls of Banff Library, which has recently undergone a £295,000 refit.

Councillor Gillian Owen, chairwoman of Aberdeenshire Council’s education and children’s services committee, said: “It is lovely to see the staff at Banff Library involving the community in deciding which of these beautiful images will be displayed.

“I would urge as many people as possible living in the Banff area to cast their vote to make this decision as representative of the community as possible.”

Among the pictures to choose from are Longmore and Fraser stores in the High Street, Banff Bay and the location where the library was eventually built in 1902.

The library reopened its doors last month following the refurbishment and now boasts new digital resources and a 3D printer.

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Cllr Mark Findlater, vice-chairman of the committee, said: “It is going to be a really hard decision to choose which of these fantastic pictures will be displayed on the library walls.

“They all are windows into the historic past of old Banff which will bring back loving memories for some and inspire others to find out more about their story.

“This wonderful newly-refurbished library is well worth a visit for local folk and visitors from further afield, so please pop in.”

It occupies the two ground floor rooms of a C-listed building that houses both a public museum and the library.

The works were funded from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund and covered the refurbishment of the library and museum as well as work on the former Meal House on Banff’s Bridge Street …read more

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