A new hotel is set to open in the North-east early next year.
Travelodge will open the new hotel on Peterhead’s Chapel Street.
The 63-room hotel will sleep up to 120 people.
Last year the firm announced plans for 10 new sites in Scotland – including in the Buchan town – as part of a nationwide expansion programme.
A Travelodge spokesman said: “We are very excited to be opening the first branded value hotel in Peterhead town centre in early 2017. “Peterhead Travelodge is a new-build hotel with 63-rooms over four floors.
“It is designed in Travelodge’s new contemporary brand design and features the company’s new modern room concept.
“The hotel also has a bar cafe where customers can enjoy a breakfast, dinner and bar menu.”
Meanwhile, the first retail unit to open at the Chapel Street development is boutique clothing store Bowbell.
Shop manager Lynn Marr said: “This is the first time I have owned my own business and it has been going really well so far.
“I thought that the town needed something like this so the opportunity came up and I decided to go for it.”