A major study is being carried to look at improving transport links between Aberdeen and a north-east town.
Aberdeen City Council is considering options for improving the connection between the park and ride in Ellon and the so-called Garthdee Road corridor in Aberdeen.
The study is focusing on public transport connections and will look at the patterns of travel going northbound and southbound.
The council said the results of the study would be used for a business case on options for the link as well as designs and delivering it in the future.
Aberdeen City Council transport spokesperson Councillor Sandra Macdonald said the study is ‘significant’ for the city and the entire north-east.
Councillor Macdonald said: “This study is an significant piece of work not only for Aberdeen but for the wider region as it is important to understand how people and goods move around in and around this corridor for business and leisure purposes. The information gathered will be used alongside the public consultation results next year to shape the next stage.”