Residents on the Black Isle will get their first glimpse of plans for a new £3.5million care home next week.
Parklands Group wants to build a 40-bed care home in Fortrose , creating around 50 jobs.
The facility, proposed for a site on Ness Road, could open at the end of 2016.
The firm, which operates seven homes in Moray, Tain and Muir of Ord, claims it will generate £1million for the local economy.
A community drop-in event will be held at Black Isle Leisure Centre on Wednesday October 14, from 4-6pm, at which local residents can see the plans in more detail and put any questions to senior staff from the company. The event is open to all.
Ron Taylor, managing director of Parklands, said: “We think this investment is good news for Fortrose and Rosemarkie, both in terms of the additional care capacity it will provide, which is desperately needed following the closure of Marine House earlier this year, and because of the economic benefits it will create.
“We look forward to meeting local residents to hear their views about our plans to tackle the shortage of care capacity in the area.”