Two north-east councils have approved planning applications for a huge wind farm development.
In separate hearings, Aberdeenshire and Moray councillors heard planning recommendations before approving the applications for the Moray West Offshore Windfarm.
Project developer for Moray West, James Grant, said: “We are delighted that Moray and Aberdeenshire Councils have chosen to support this wind farm through this part of the planning system.
“Following the decisions by Moray and Aberdeenshire Councils to support the marine part of the project we are now waiting for Highland Council and the Scottish Government to complete determination of the project.
“We urge the Highland Council members to carefully consider our application and support this key pipeline project to strengthen the local supply chain.”
The 85 turbine project, planned for the outer Moray Firth, is due to begin construction in 2021 and could provide power for more than 900,000 homes.