An Ellon hotel has revealed its hopes to convert a former baker into a coffee and wine bar next year.
Murdoch Allan the bakers has remained empty since it closed three years ago.
The Buchan Hotel located above the former shop bought the site last month with plans to create a wine and coffee bar to accommodate 40 people.
Ron Beedie of Buchan Hotel told the Times: “We submitted a change of use application to a coffee/wine bar this week.
“We had hoped to open in November/December, but we think that it will be into the new year now.
“The planning process will take a bit of time - we will just have to be patient.”
For the full story pick up The Ellon Times tomorrow.