Future of Moray's libraries and leisure facilities under examination
Easier access to your trusted, local news. Subscribe to a digital package and support local news publishing.
Moray Council is looking again at the future of its libraries and leisure facilities.
The local authority, which needs to find £15million of savings over the next two years, is inviting the public to take part in a survey and drop-in sessions.
An initial survey in September was completed by more than 1500 people.
This showed 70% willing to see an increase in charges for leisure facilities.
Libraries are also under scrutiny following the initial survey, which showed almost 55% saying they would accept a reduction in service.
Specific changes will now be tested in the new survey, which will remain open until December 8.
Meanwhile, drop-in sessions are being held for residents to find out more:
Buckie Library: Wednesday, November 22, 3pm-7pm
Aberlour Library: Thursday, November 23, 3pm-4.45pm
Speyside Sports & Community Centre: Thursday, November 23, 5pm-7pm
Lossiemouth Sports & Community Centre (library): Friday, November 24, 3pm-7pm
Keith Sports & Community Centre: Monday, November 27, 3pm-7pm
Forres House Community Centre (library entrance): Tuesday, November 28, 3pm-7pm
Elgin Library: Wednesday, November 29, noon-5pm
Moray Council currently operates nine sport and leisure facilities supported by 138 staff. These provide a range of activities, including swimming lessons and exercise classes.
The local authority currently has 11 libraries and a mobile library bus, which is also the subject of consultation. There are 75 members of staff.
The libraries survey is HERE
The leisure survey is HERE