New libraries on wheels

Angus Council is to purchase two new vehicles to replace the two existing mobile library vans, the council’s neighbourhood services committee has agreed.

It is expected that the new vehicles, costing £180,000, will be delivered this summer.

The committee heard the results of a recent consultation exercise relating to routes and services to be provided by the new vehicles. Sessions were held in rural locations to hear the views of people using the mobile library services and more than 100 people filled in questionnaires.

Convener of neighbourhood services, Councillor Jim Millar, said: “We have listened to the views of people who currently live in the more rural areas of Angus and who use the mobile library services, to find out what they would like to see in the new vehicles.”