A new cafe where you fork out for time rather than coffee is set to open in Aberdeen.
Instead of paying for food and drink inside Tempo at the Bon Accord Centre, customers will be charged 10p a minute.
All the money raised from the unique venture will go towards helping cancer charity CLAN Cancer Support.
The project, which has been in the works for a number of months, was made possible after Bon Accord bosses gave the shop space to the charity and Alaris Kitchens donated the equipment.
Customers sign in on arrival at Tempo and are then free to help themselves to teas, cakes and coffees.
At the end of their visit they collect their bill – which is calculated based on the time they’ve spent in the cafe.
Susan Crighton, CLAN fundraising manager, said: “Everyone at CLAN is delighted to be involved in such an exciting and innovative pop-up project which we are sure will capture the attention of the North-east public.
“Being the recipient of the proceeds from this endeavour will make a tremendous difference to us as a charity and we can’t thank Bon Accord enough for their continued support. This is a fantastic example of how forward thinking can bring about creative corporate social responsibility efforts and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”
The venture is the brainchild of Bon Accord manager Craig Stephenson.
He said: “We are always on the lookout for that something special to bring to our customers. Tempo is an extra special project, the concept is unique to Scotland and we are really excited to be able to bring this to the city for the first time.”
John Murray, managing director of Alaris, said: “Both CLAN and Bon Accord have been great to work with and very enthusiastic about the project.
“Bon Accord first asked us to get involved and we donated the kitchen equipment, including the dishwashers, fridges and coffee machines. We’ve donated something in the region of £18,000 worth of equipment and I hope this raises as much money as possible for a great local charity.”