Nightwatch hours at a north-east harbour have been extended.
Councillor Ross Cassie has been pressing for enhanced safety cover at Macduff Harbour, and it has now been put in place.
The Macduff councillor said he was delighted at the extension. It means weekend cover at the busy port will be provided.
Fish landings increased from 2016-17 to 2017-18 by more than 100%, bringing an additional £18,000 to the harbour due to the relaxation of designated port status by the Scottish Government in December 2016.
Mr Cassie said: “I am delighted there is to be this additional cover for the weekend creating a safe environment for all harbour users all of the time.
“With the addition of the ice plant, the chill room and future infrastructure improvement at Macduff Harbour it is to be a busy place going forward and now it can be a busy and safe place for all users.”