Work is progressing to turn a former North-east police station into an enterprise hub.
The listed building, on Kirk Brae in Fraserburgh, will house the centre along with new-look council chambers next door on Saltoun Square.
Construction to combine the facility and police station is under way with an extension already taking shape at the rear.
Part of the new addition to the building is a lift to make it fully accessible.
More than £100,000 of funding was approved by the Banff and Buchan area committee in February for the hub, to be known as the Faithlie Centre.
It is hoped the project will support 50 existing and 10 new firms in the town and create up to 20 new jobs. The building works are part of a larger regeneration project for the town dubbed Fraserburgh 2021.
Fraserburgh and District councillor Andy Kille welcomed the latest work on the site. He said: “I am delighted that progression is under way on this stage of the regeneration project.
“I am looking forward to seeing the enterprise hub being developed and what it can bring to the area in terms of new business.”
Helping to set up new businesses is one of the key priorities for Aberdeenshire Council under its own action plan.
Market research conducted by the local authority found there was a “high level of entrepreneurial ambition and innovation potential within the community”.
Cllr Brian Topping, who is chairman of the Fraserburgh regeneration development partnership, said: “This upgrade will bring the listed building back to life.
“It is hoped that with all the regeneration going on it will bring more people to the area.
“I remember the old police station well so to see this transformation is spectacular.”
A spokeswoman for Aberdeenshire Council said: “The steel arrived last Wednesday for the extension and it is all in situ. This will hold the new stairs and lift, making the building fully accessible.”