Emergency services have been thanked for their swift response after 40 firefighters battled a blaze at a North-east workshop.
Nine crews from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spent two hours dealing with the blaze at the building next to the Glenglassaugh Distillery in Portsoy.
Six appliances initially rushed to the scene of the “well alight” fire before being joined by specialised vehicles.
Thermal imaging and a height vehicle had to be used to combat the flames.
Councillor Glen Reynolds who represents the Banff and District ward thanked fire personnel for their hard work.
He said: “I heard about the fire that took place adjacent to the distillery in Portsoy and at times like this we are very grateful for the swift and prompt action by members of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
“Again I would like to thank the quick response from all the firefighters at the incident and it shows just how important they are to our local areas.”
Cllr John Cox, who also represents the ward, added: “This is devastating news for the company and its employees.
“I hope there isn’t going to be any long term or any short term implications for the business on their day to day operations.”
A spokeswoman from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received the call at 12.57pm of a fire in a workshop.
“It is next to the distillery not inside it on the A98, just west of Portsoy.
“The workshop is one floor and was described as well alight by crews at the scene.
“We had nine appliances in total and used four hose reel jets, a thermal imaging camera and a height vehicle.
“All personnel were accounted for and no one was injured. The fire was contained to 20% of the building.”