A major hotel chain has launched plans to open another branch in the North-east.
Travelodge has submitted plans for a 61-bedroom hotel at a business park at Barmuckity on the outskirts of Elgin.
The firm has estimated about 29,000 people would stay in the hotel every year, who would generate a total spend in the area of £580,000.
Diggers are currently carving out the roads that will form the Elgin Business Park estate on the eastern side of the town, next to the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road.
A report submitted by the hotel chain explains the “growth ambitions” for Elgin and the Barmuckity site made the development attractive.