Plans for new shops in Portlethen have been given the go-ahead.
The Hillside area of the north-east town will soon boast five new retail units and 45 parking spaces.
Drum Property Group has been contracted to build the facilities on the corner of Hillside Road and Cookston Road.
The amenity will consist of five shops, one large unit, four smaller units and a car park with entry from Hillside Road.
A Drum Property Group spokesman today said the creation of additional shopping facilities is greatly needed in the town.