Plans have been lodged to create a memorial to the victims of a World War II bombing.
A German Heinkel III plane dropped four explosives on Banff’s Duff House in July 1940 and destroyed the property’s east wing.
At the time, the building was being used as a prisoner of war camp and two guards and six German men were killed.
An RAF fighter subsequently pursued the aircraft and shot it down over the North Sea.
Now supporters of the property and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are working together to create a lasting memorial for those who died.
A dedication service is already scheduled to take place on July 22 – exactly 78 years to the day since the raid – and plans have been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council to create a monument on the grounds.
In documents lodged alongside the planning application, HES has revealed the memorial will be constructed of rubble masonry and feature a bronze plaque.
Last night, a spokeswoman added: “Duff House was used as an internment camp and prisoner of war camp, as well as the headquarters for various allied regiments.
“In 1940, a bombing raid by the German Luftwaffe killed six German prisoners and two guards, injuring others and damaging the house.
“We are working with the Friends of Duff House on to erect a memorial for those who lost their lives in this incident, and a planning application for this memorial has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council.”
The Friends of Duff House hope to invite who were alive during the time of the bombing to the event in July.
Ian Williams, the chairman of the group, said: “This project will never end, but we are now sure that the full names of all those that died are known.”