19th century Aberdeenshire building could be saved from demolishment

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ABERDEENSHIRE Council has confirmed it has accepted, in principle, a purchase offer which could see a historic Peterhead building saved from being demolished.

Members of the local authority’s Buchan area committee discussed the purchase offer for Glenugie Business Centre on December 1.

However, whilst details of the recent offer and proposals remain commercially sensitive, the council said that initial plans do suggest retention of the 19th century school.

Commenting on the sale offer, Buchan area committee chair, councillor Norman Smith, said, “Although it is very early in the negotiations, we were in full agreement that this offer be accepted which, we hope, will include the retention and redevelopment of the historical former North School.

“We are under no illusions as to the scale of any potential development of these premises and I would urge patience within the community to enable the purchaser to formulate their plans.”