A transport operator has launched proposals to revamp three railway stations in the north-east.
Abellio ScotRail Ltd has submitted three separate planning applications to Aberdeenshire Council for Stonehaven, Inverurie and Laurencekirk.
The firm said the investment will improve facilities and that the north-east was a “key part” in building a better railway network in Scotland.
Stonehaven Railway Station, located on Arduthie Road in the seaside town, would be in line for the biggest revamp according to the planning documents.
It would see the shelter on platform two given a makeover, as well as the underpass that connects the platforms redecorated.
Also included in proposals for the Stonehaven station are the refurbishment of the waiting room and disabled toilets with new platform seats being added.
In Laurencekirk, ScotRail has applied to the local authority to upgrade the seats within the platform and waiting room.
The station was opened back in 2009 at a cost of £3 million.
Plans for the station in Inverurie would see Scotrail install new shelters if permission is granted.
It would also see new seats added and the disabled toilets refurbished.
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Earlier this month new high-speed trains were unveiled in the Granite City.
The Inter7City trains run between Aberdeen and Edinburgh and promise to knock 10 minutes off journey times to the capital.
As well as improving journey times, ScotRail said the trains have increased luggage space, charging ports at every seat and more toilets.
A ScotRail spokesman said: “The investment we are making to improve station facilities in the north-east is a key part of our plan to build the best railway Scotland has ever had.
“This refurbishment programme will make the stations a more pleasant and relaxing place to catch a train.”