MORAY Council’s area offices in Keith have been forced to close temporarily following a failure in the heating system.
Staff based at the Institute in Mid Street will relocate to the Keith Resource Centre elsewhere in Mid Street from today to maintain housing and customer services.
Notices will be placed at the entrance to the Institute and elsewhere in the town redirecting members of the public to the resource centre at 26 Mid Street.
Around seven staff are currently based in the Institute building and the extent of the problem with the heating system is still being assessed.
A council spokesman said: "We apologise for any inconvenience but the problem is such that the building is unusable both for the public and staff for statutory health and safety reasons and will remain closed until further notice."