Proposals to reopen a community’s only pub as a bar and brasserie have won the approval of planners.
The B-listed Learney Arms in Torphins has lain empty for a year, but will now be revamped after Aberdeenshire Council gave the proposals consent.
The former hotel, restaurant and pub will be made into a home and flat, while the former bar section will be leased as a restaurant and bar run by Thomas Drummond, pictured, of Drummond Enterprises.
He said: “There are a few conditions in place that need to be met.”
Property developer Alex Shepherd is behind the development and plans to make the bulk of the building his family home.
Mr Shepherd said: “We are obviously delighted to get to this stage. There has been a lot of effort to get here.
“Obviously I have leased the bar section to Mr Drummond and he has invested heavily in creating something quite different and completely new.”