A Moray firm is set to invest £3.5million in a new state-of-the-art care home facility in Grantown.
The Buckie-based Parklands Group confirmed that they have applied for planning permission to create a 40-bed home that will include a cafe, hairdressing salon and a secure garden area.
Around 50 new jobs are expected to be created by the company with more during the construction phase of the project.
Parklands had a home in the town, Mount Barker, which closed four years ago. The new home will join existing facilities operated by Parklands in Buckie, Keith and Aberlour.
Managing director Ron Taylor said: “The new facility will be our largest ever investment and comes just months after we opened new purpose-built facilities in Tain and Muir of Ord.
“Through these investments we aim to raise the standard of care facilities across the north of Scotland, providing modern, 21st-century facilities that deliver a wider range of care services in home that provide new levels of comfort and luxury.”
Parklands started life with a single care home twenty years ago and is now one of the largest independent providers in the north.
Mr Taylor said that the company was “excited” to be expanding their services in Moray, adding: “These investments will increase employment in these communities and respond to the growing social need for additional care capacity.”