THE campaign against library closures in Moray is bringing communities together.
That is the view of one leading campaigner, Dr Joan Megson, from Burghead.
She was among a group of local supporters who protested at the decision by Moray Council to close seven of its 15 libraries.
Speaking outside Elgin Library on Monday night, Dr Megson said: "We have to think about making a legal challenge and are getting legal advice at the moment.
"If we do that the council is going to have to spend a lot of money on the legal challenge, totally negating any so-called cost savings on the libraries."
The protest took place at the launch of the Spirit of Moray Book Festival.
Leading Scottish author, Janice Galloway, added her support to local campaigners.
"Libraries have been around for 5,000 years and there is a very good reason for that; they are not just about books," she said.
The Lord Lieutenant of Moray, Grenville Johnston, formally opened the book festival which was followed by Janice Galloway in conversation with Alistair Campbell, Libraries and Museums Manager.
For more on this story see 'The Northern Scot' on Friday.