North-east sporting stars have backed plans for a proposed multimillion-pound health village on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen boxer Lee McAllister unveiled his vision for potentially developing a 26-acre area of land into a new sporting site featuring a swimming pool, football pitches and homeless accommodation.
It is envisaged the site would contain disabled-friendly facilities and also be targeted at vulnerable people like addicts, homeless people, cancer patients, veterans and disadvantaged children.
Paralympics gold medal-winning cyclist Neil Fachie MBE from Aberdeen said: “It is still at an early stage, and has a lot of phases to go through, but I think it sounds like a fantastic idea.”
Former council leader and wrestler Len Ironside CBE said: “It is a very admirable idea.”