Plans to turn a former Aberdeen pub into affordable housing have been lodged with the council.
Drumrossie Land Development Company wants to transform the empty East Neuk bar in King Street into two self-contained flats, which has lain empty since it closed in 2016 after 111 years of trade.
The ground floor pub would be converted into a three-bedroom flat and another one-bed.
Ryden, who submitted the application on behalf of Drumrossie, said minimal changes would be needed to the outside of the granite building, within a conservation area.
Construction is nearing completion on a four-storey block of 20 affordable properties, in the adjoining building, while the former Boiler Maker’s social club, a separate two-and-a-half storey building at the rear of the East Neuk will be converted for another six homes.
The work is being carried out for Grampian Housing Association, which is interested in adding another two affordable homes to the development.
The association’s development officer, Victoria Anderson, has submitted a letter of support for the plans, to be considered by the council.
She wrote: “We believe that the East Neuk Bar proposal will assist Aberdeen City Council tackle the housing shortage by providing a more attractive mix of additional units to an existing affordable housing development.
“The additional two units help provide a mix on a development that is dominated by two-bedroom properties, allowing us to house those with varying needs and help to promote a more balanced community on the development.”
Elsewhere in the city, work could soon be under way to convert a former bank into homes.
Plans have already been approved to convert the former Royal Bank Of Scotland in Ellon Road in Bridge Of Don into four flats but permission is being sought to begin building work.