Plans have been unveiled to demolish a former North-east restaurant and hotel.
Rocin Ltd wants to knock down the Cammies restaurant building at Cammachmore, near Portlethen, to build six homes.
The bid comes almost a year after councillors approved proposals to transform the site into a complex of seven, two-bedroom flats without the need for demolition.
But, due to a buyer not being found, Rocin Ltd now wants to demolish the building in a bid to make the plans a reality.
The restaurant and hotel closed its doors in May last year.
A statement on behalf of the firm said if plans to demolish the building aren’t approved, the site will remain derelict for a long time.
It said: “Our client has actively been marketing the development, however has received no interest from buyers with the current proposal.
“Any developers that have expressed an interest have indicated that, as the proposals currently stand, they would be unviable to build, suggesting that the demolition and replacement with house sites would be a more viable and preferred option.
“As it currently stands, the building at Cammies will remain in its current, disused state for some time if we are unable to come to an alternative solution due to the unviability of the current proposals.”
It added the building is currently an eyesore in its present state.
It said: “The existing building is a mismatch of extensions, which when viewed from the passing main road is particularly unsightly and certainly does not enhance the quality or character of the landscape setting.
“We believe that the new build homes will help to enhance the area significantly more than the approved proposals to refurbish and extend the existing building.”
The family business was run by Norma and Nicol Cowie.