This dramatic picture shows the extent of the devastation caused by a huge fire at a north-east fish factory.
Aberdeen-based Best Viewed From Above captured the image of the Northbay Pelagic plant in Peterhead using a drone.
The blaze destroyed the processing and packing line, and the company’s office and administration block.
And it has left a question mark hanging over the jobs of about 120 full-time staff and 100 temporary workers.
But it is hoped the factory could rise from the ashes with the backing of a Scottish Government task force.
The plant was one of the largest and most advanced fish processing sites of its kind in Europe.
Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead “It is imperative that we all pull together to get the company up and running again.”
Church leaders and residents in Peterhead have been rallying round to help workers – many of them originally from eastern Europe – by organising food parcels.
It is understood other local firms vale also stepped in to help carry out processing on behalf of Northbay.
The factory in Peterhead’s Kirk Square is on the site of the old Crosse & Blackwell soup plant.
The fire on January 17 was so fierce that a plume of smoke hundreds of feet high and several miles long could be seen from as far away as Aberdeen.
At its height, 10 fire appliances from across the north-east were on the scene, with dozens of firefighters tackling the inferno.