A historic tourist attraction in the north-east could be set to re-open as a local group prepares to restore it to its former glory.
Tarlair Pool, in Macduff, has seen thousands of swimmers take the plunge into the cold North Sea waters over the years as one of the few outdoor swimming pools in Scotland.
Built in the 1930s, the swimming pool was a haven in the summer holidays for locals and tourists alike but the site has now lain empty for years.
Local group Friends of Tarlair are hoping to reopen the pool as part of an ongoing restoration project.
The group's Dod Chalmers said: "If you come down here it's completely different from any other place that you have been, and you know it's a one off.
“It is unique, so it has to be kept and I'm determined to get it kept. Resources are being wasted here when a little cafeteria could be opened that would get the adults to come along.
"If they get a cup of tea they're happy and if you get ice cream for the kids they're happy and that will keep them here and enjoy the place."
Friends of Tarlair hope that Aberdeenshire Council will allow them to take over the site once it has been made safe.
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