A taxi service with a difference is poised to launch after the man behind the idea overcame a final hurdle.
Innovative entrepreneur Robert Carmichael has brought the first ever tuk tuk taxi service to Aberdeen and gave the Evening Express the very first journey last month.
The 48-year-old dad-of-two shelled out £5,000 on the vehicle which is popular with tourists and locals alike across countries, such as India and Thailand.
Before being able to use it commercially, Mr Carmichael had to put the tuk tuk through its paces at the Aberdeen City Council MOT testing centre in Kittybrewster.
Now the vehicle has got all its paperwork, he is ready to take bookings through his company, ASC Tuk Tuk.
His intention is to pick tourists up on Beach Boulevard in Aberdeen and take them on a tuk tuk tour of the promenade between Bridge of Don and Footdee.
“I’m absolutely over the moon that the tuk tuk has passed its MOT – though it is a brand new vehicle so it was never in doubt,” said Mr Carmichael, of Aberdeen.
He added: “That is the last hurdle overcome so it’s all systems go. I can’t wait to get bookings and I hope lots of people pay for a ride in the tuk tuk.”
Mr Carmichael is also hoping to rent out the tuk tuk as a photo backdrop for weddings.