A young entrepreneur is hoping to make waves with the first vegan cafe in a North-east community.
Emma Willats has launched a funding initiative to bring vegan-friendly options to Banff by opening up a cafe in the old Collie Lodge.
The lease on the historic building is set to be up on February 28 and Emma revealed she has always had her eye on it.
She said: “I always drive by this building and thought it was beautiful.
“I saw that it was going to be available soon, so I consulted with an architect friend, after evaluation, he said to go for it.”
Emma, 33, said she frequently visits Banff and finds there aren’t many vegan options.
She added: “I also want to use it as a community meeting space, like dog walking clubs and art groups. ”
After launching a Kickstarter this weekend, she has already raised £900 of the £5,000 funds she needs.