MORAY Councillors are set to do a partial u-turn on the proposed closure of community libraries.
A special meeting of the full council is due to debate this morning plans to close seven libraries.
And officials are recommending that three of those seven - Burghead, Cullen and Dufftown - now be kept open.
The decision to close the libraries plus those at Findochty, Hopeman, Portknockie and Rothes was taken earlier this year in a bid to save £357,000 from the council's budget.
The council has to save £30 million over the next four years.
Community campaigns were launched in a bid to save their libraries and those, allied to an equality impact assessment by the council, has led to Burghead, Cullen and Dufftown earning reprieves.
The move was set to be ratified at today's full council meeting.
For a more detailed report from the meeting log on to 'The Scot' online after lunchtime and Twitter updates @Nscot.
Reaction from the local communities in 'The Scot' print version on Friday.