An Aberdeen hotel has been left in ruins after it was engulfed by a fire.
Residents were forced to flee their rooms and leave their possessions behind as the blaze partially destroyed the Britannia Hotel, Bucksburn, after taking hold just before 5pm on Thursday.
More than 90 firefighters from across the city and the north-east were called to the hotel.
Huge plumes of thick, black smoke could be seen billowing from the Malcolm Road site for miles around as evening commuters made their way home from work.
The flames burned through the hotel’s Village Pub, while the worst-hit areas were the buildings at the rear of the site.
Witnesses said the blaze escalated from smoke to flames within minutes.
Video and pictures taken this morning show the devastation caused by the blaze.