A rejuvenated Aberdeenshire caravan site that was saved from possible closure four years ago is in line to win a major enterprise award.
Fraserburgh Caravan Park is one of 10 finalists in the annual Best of British Business Awards 2018, organised by price comparison website Love Energy Savings.
It is one of two potential regional winners from Scotland, alongside an Edinburgh-based hair salon.
The caravan park, which is owned by Jacqueline Nixon and Jim Clark, is undergoing a £100,000 revamp.
Ms Nixon, Mr Clark and George Burnett were all regular visitors before they teamed up to take over the closure-threatened site from Aberdeenshire Council in 2014.
They each invested £100 to secure the site’s lease.
Mr Burnett, a retired engineer born and raised in Fraserburgh, died suddenly at home in Canada in January 2016, aged 75, so did not live to see his two friends win a 30-year extension to a rolling annual lease.
Ms Nixon and Mr Clark vowed to carry on the work he helped to start and the beachside park, on South Harbour Road, is now halfway through an upgrade which is already contributing to an increase in visitors.
A second and final stage of improvements will take place over the coming winter, delivering better disabled access and an upgraded family room and office.
Fraserburgh Caravan Park boasts 12 fully-serviced static and 22 touring stances with electric hook-up, plus space for up to eight tent or touring caravans without electrics.
Retired joiner Mr Clark lives with his wife, Janette, in Fraserburgh.
Ms Nixon is a retired first aid trainer who makes a 320-mile round trip from her home in Grangemouth to spend holidays at the camp.
She said: “It is a real feather in our cap to be named a finalist in Love Energy Savings’ annual awards.
“The caravan park has needed significant improvement and in its previous state could not get either AA or the VisitScotland tourism board.
“We plan to apply for accreditation next year, and it would be great to do so as an award winner.”