More than 20 jobs have been lost following the closure of a pub and hotel in an Aberdeenshire village.
The White Horse Inn on Old Road in Balmedie has been serving up food and drinks to locals, passing motorists and visitors to the popular seaside spot since it opened its doors in 1975.
The business was refurbished in late 2014, with a new theme to reflect its place on the coast.
But in January, Alexander Iain Fraser and Thomas Campbell MacLennan of FRP Advisory were appointed as joint administrators after it was revealed the company had been struggling.
And the pub closed its doors for the final time on Friday, with 24 employees losing their jobs.
A spokesman for FRP Advisory said: “The White Horse Inn in Balmedie, north of Aberdeen, closed with all 24 staff being made redundant with immediate effect.”
The owners of the hotel refused to comment when approached previously, but other traders in the area said businesses in the region had been affected by the new AWPR route making it more difficult for passing trade to stop off at shops and restaurants.
The completion of the fully dualled A90 Balmedie to Tipperty stretch has slightly altered access to the village, with motorists taken under the road instead of turning right across the southbound traffic.