A Fraserburgh woman is looking to give projects in the town a boost with a new live crowdfunding dinner.
Broch Soup will provide a platform for people from the port to pitch and invest in local ideas.
Representatives of four different organisations will be given five minutes to tell other diners about their work.
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Once all of the presentations have been heard, a ballot will be held and the project with the most votes secures the investment.
The cash is made is made up of the £5 entrance fee, as well as donations taken on the night.
And it will all takes place while everyone tucks into a bowl of soup and bread.
The phenomenon has its roots in the United States in 2010 and has spread across the globe and an event already takes place in Aberdeen three times a year.
It has already helped a number of projects get off the ground and Pamela Neri, 45, is hoping it also takes off in the port.
The first dinner takes place in the café at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses on Fraserburgh’s Stevenson Street next month.
Miss Neri said it is aimed at anyone with ideas based in and around the town and that if successful, she hopes to hold two or three of the events every year.
“I’ve spoken about it this idea with a lot of people and what I really need is more folk to take part.
“The conditions for the funding are that the project has to take place within a 15 mile radius of Fraserburgh and that applicants have to come to and tell us about their work.”
The Soup crowdfunding scheme began in Detroit, Michigan almost a decade ago and it inspired similar events in the UK.
The first Broch Soup takes place on Wednesday March 27 between 6pm and 9pm.