Motorists using electric cars could soon be able to charge their vehicles next to the picturesque Moray Firth.
Aberdeenshire Council has unveiled plans to install three charging points in Banff.
Two would be set up in the Greenbanks car park and a third would be based on the town’s Bridge Road – a stone’s throw from Banff Bay.
The units being considered by Aberdeenshire Council would be 50kw, 22kw and 7kw.
They are manufactured by Siemens and Evolt and can charge electric vehicles in around 20 minutes.
If the project is given the go ahead it is hoped the chargers will be up and running early next year.
The move is part of a government scheme aimed at increasing the use of low emission vehicles and the charging units would be among potentially dozens lining the A947 Aberdeen to Banff road.
Chris Menzies, Aberdeenshire Council’s transportation strategy team leader, said: “The charge points will be sited in key settlements along the A947 between Newmachar and Banff and will bolster the growing network in Aberdeenshire.
“With 100% grant funding from Transport Scotland as part of the Charge Place Scotland programme, the charge points will help the council move towards reducing harmful emissions from transport, an action supported by the council’s Local Transport Strategy.”
There are already public charging points at the Lido car park and community hospital in Peterhead, Seaforth car park, Fraserburgh, and High Street, Turriff.