Scrap plans to close the library in Burghead, Moray a seaside town of c1,800 people. Burghead is over 8 miles form the nearest library and the bus service is very expensive.
Why is this important?
Our library is only open 11 hours per week and costs a mere £3-50 per head p.a. to operate. We rely on it heavily for books, internet access and as a meeting place for various town groups. This is particularly true of disadvantaged groups, especially the disabled and those without a car,. Of the 8 libraries due to close in Scotland 7 are in Moray. Cutting such a life-line service may precipitate further economic decline in a town which has lost its fishing industry.