Plans have been submitted to erect a statue of a north-east tea pioneer.
James Taylor, originally from Auchenblae, left the north-east at the age of 17, travelling to Sri Lanka.
During a blight on coffee in the country, Taylor planted several acres of tea, which he managed to turn into an empire.
Plans have been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council to place the bronze bust of Taylor on the corner of McKenzie Avenue and High Street in the village.
According to the proposals, as well as the statue there would be a number of benches, information boards explaining the story of Taylor’s life and connection to the north-east, and a number of tea bushes.