Demolition of a family home that helped drive a north-east soup empire has begun.
Bulldozers and diggers have moved in on Speybank House in Fochabers, which was home to Gordon and Ena Baxter, who ran the global firm that bears their name.
The kitchen in the 19th Century home is believed to be the site where Ena Baxter devised some of her most famous recipes.
It also became the well-known homely setting for many of her popular television adverts.
However, now the building is being reduced to rubble after a demolition request was approved by Moray Council from the couple’s daughter, Audrey Baxter, who is executive chairwoman of the firm.
No plans have been submitted to build anything in its place.
The home was listed on the property market in 2015 for £850,000 following the death of Ena Baxter. Her husband died two years previously.
Hopes were raised the former family home may have found new life as a boutique hotel when it was listed for sale.
However, it was taken off the market last year.