More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a major blaze on the beach esplanade in Aberdeen.
Eight crews were sent to the fire in the basement of Jimmy Chung\’s restaurant at around 04:20, and that later increased to 10.
Flames have destroyed the roof of the building, despite the efforts of crews using a specialist height vehicle. There were no reports of any injuries.
The esplanade was closed as a result of the fire.
The Scottish and Rescue Service said there were windy conditions at the beach, and smoke spread to adjacent buildings.
The cause of the blaze will be investigated.