Plans have been submitted to turn a former north-east bank into a gym.
The Clydesdale Bank on Ann Street in Stonehaven could be converted to the fitness centre if given approval by Aberdeenshire Council.
Proposals have been lodged by Aurora Planning on behalf of JT Building and Electrical Services.
The firm has submitted the plans to the local authority for a change of use and listed building consent for the category B-listed former bank.
Clydesdale Bank closed in May 2017, and although the site has been marketed, a new tenant has yet to be found.
According to documents by Aurora Planning, the ground floor would be converted into the gym and would be operated by Fitness Space.
Documents state: “The building ceased to be used by the Clydesdale Bank in May 2017, and although the lease of the building has been marketed since then, a new occupant has yet to be found.
“The applicant now proposes to convert the ground floor of the building into a high-end gym, operating under the Fitness Space franchise.
“This will both bring the building back into active use and provide a valuable facility to local residents in an accessible town centre location.
“Fitness Space operates studios across the UK, with each space specifically chosen because of its unique characteristics and prime location, and operated locally by a franchisee.
“The choice of the site to which this application relates, for the franchise’s first opening in Scotland, continues this pattern, and reflects the brand’s focus on providing a high quality gym contributing to and complementing the area in which they are located.”
Around five jobs would be created when the gym opens.
If proposals are approved, it is anticipated that the gym would hold a maximum of 30 people at any time and be open between 6am and 10pm.
The planning documents also state: “Different options would allow people to tailor their membership to their needs, with a mix of studio access, personal training sessions, individual programmes and group classes.”