A north-east boat club could soon be plotting trips on the waves from a toilet block, if planning is approved.
Rosehearty Sailing Club has lodged a proposal with Aberdeenshire Council to take on the village’s disused public toilets.
The club would make the facilities, off Shore Street, their base of operations within the community as a workshop and meeting area.
The plan was first mooted in 2014 when club secretary Graham Souter revealed the authority had agreed to sell the structure to members for £1.
The toilets had been kept open prior to that by the efforts of local people.
Last night, club member Peter Crawford said the council had been “very helpful” with the application process so far.
“The intention is that we’ll make the back third of it a workshop where we can service the boats in the winter,” he said.
“In the front we’ll have a cafe, and in the middle we’ll have a toilet and showers for people to use.
“Right now we have what was called the Red Kirkie, where we build the boats, in the village but we don’t have anywhere social.
“This will give us somewhere to relax after the sailing with teas and coffees, and somewhere the kids can go.”
The toilet block is currently used as changing rooms for holiday makers using the village’s caravan park.
The facility, which houses nine conveniences and six showers, would be gutted to make way for a fuel store, kitchen and meeting area.
Two changing rooms and a workshop would also be created for club members.
Rosehearty Sailing Club was founded in 2004 and today has a fleet of sailing boats which youngsters can use through the summer.