Developers behind a new north-east village have had to go back to the drawing board after their hopes Aberdeen FC would relocate there were dashed.
Earlier this month, it was revealed the Dons are in talks to build a £40 million stadium at Kingsford, between Westhill and Kingswells.
These latest proposals followed years of discussion between the club and city chiefs over building the new ground at the Loch of Loirston, to the south of the city.
The new stadium would have been a major part of a new community which is planned for the loch side consisting of 1,500 homes, schools, shops, and office units.
Stewart McPhail, development director for the firm said: “We were surprised when the news came out, we were not aware the club was looking at other sites.
“I’ve already met with a masterplan architect to discuss alternative uses for the site and he is going to look at appropriate options.”