A company has been charged in connection with an explosion at an Aberdeenshire hotel.
Three people were seriously injured in the blast at the Drumtochty Arms in Auchenblae five years ago.
Now Instant Catering Maintenance Ltd is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court tomorrow.
The hotel was just days away from reopening after a year-long refurbishment when the explosion happened on January 7, 2009.
Fire crews sifted through tons of rubble in the hours after the blast, and barmaid Danielle Ormond, local man James Guthrie and kitchen fitter Neil Coffield, of Portgordon, were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.
Within days, the hotel was demolished and the Health and Safety Executive mounted an investigation.
They turned their findings over to the Crown Office in 2010, who this month decided to take criminal action against the Aberdeen-based Instant Catering Maintenance.
After the blast, owner Charles Anderson secured planning permission to rebuild the property on the same site.
However, due to land constraints he revised the plans last year and asked to build a five-bedroom hotel, cafe and shop on the outskirts of the village.
But councillors rejected the scheme amid concerns it was too far from the heart of the village.