Efforts to save a north-east farmers market have taken another step forward after plans for their new venue were lodged.
The Macduff Farmers Market has taken place at the town’s harbour on the last Saturday of every month for the last 15 years.
But with work under way to install a new ice plant at the port, market regulars found they were beginning to struggling for space.
They eventually secured a new space at Macduff School, which offers both indoor and outdoor facilities.
Now proposals for the market’s new home at the Berrymuir Road primary have been submitted with council planning bosses.
It is hoped the first event there could be held in May, with the final market at the harbour taking place this coming weekend.
Macduff Farmers Market secretary and general organiser Lynne Oliver said: “We haven’t got the green light yet and we still don’t know what the future holds.
“We’re still trying to secure the school, but we haven’t got the traders licence for it. It’s not straightforward.
“Our event is not too different to a Christmas fair and we have a lot of people showing off crafts and food.
“It would be good to keep it going.”
If the planning application is approved, the market would be allowed to use the gym hall and one of the school’s outdoor areas.