Morrison Construction, the new contractor appointed to complete work on the Saltoun Square project in Fraserburgh. is now on site, and scaffolding will be going up to complete the exterior works in the next few weeks.

Works to the building are due to be completed  by October 29th, 2019.

The restoration of the bullding, which will be known as the Faithlie Centre, is a key project in the development of the Fraserburgh 2021 Regeneration Scheme.

The multi-million pound project was approved by councillors back in 2016 and work began in May 2017 to provide a mix of new uses, from a Council Service Point to facilities for community and civic functions. In 2018 the previous contractor entered into administration.

Chair of the Banff and Buchan Area Committee Cllr Andy Kille said: “This project means a lot to the people of Fraserburgh and when the Area Committee met to discuss this we all understood why it was so important to move this forward both quickly and efficiently. The project will create a focal-point for the community and we all look forward to seeing work get underway in the coming days.”

Chair of the Business Services Committee Cllr Jim Gifford said: “It is essential that we fulfil our commitment to this historic project, and I am pleased that we have a contractor in place who can complete the work this year. The impact of this on the public purse has been carefully considered and we are confident that this is the right approach in the circumstances. We look forward to watching this come to completion.”