A FLASH mob stormed a coastal library in protest over its impending closure.
The Save Hopeman Library group saw protesters don fancy dress to represent their favourite literary characters and descend en masse as part of a campaign to keep the facility running.
Among more than 100 people taking part was resident Vivien Hendry, who said the protest was a visual demonstration of how much locals care about their books.
Last month, Moray Council voted to close seven of the area’s 15 libraries by 13 votes to 10.
Facilities at Burghead, Cullen, Dufftown, Findochty, Hopeman, Portknockie and Rothes will be axed, shaving £357,000 off the budget as the council strives to make savings of £30 million.
Hopeman Library Book Group was involved in yesterday’s flash mob and used the event to launch a new award for Hopeman youngsters in memory of member Helen Harker.
“One of our very dear members, who was a huge library fan, died recently and so the book group collected some money and are having a trophy which we will give to the school,” said spokesperson Clare Davies.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission will consider a complaint over the proposed closures across Moray, following a complaint by the SNP group on Moray Council.