An Aberdeen businessman has pledged to donate profits from his burger chain to the STV Children’s Appeal.
Garreth Wood, who owns the Speratus Group chain of restaurants and bars, hopes to donate up to £1m to four charities including the Appeal from profits raised from The Boozy Cow burger bars in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
As well as the STV Children’s Appeal, north east charities VSA and The Archie Foundation are set to benefit from the funding, with Edinburgh-based Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) also set for a share.
Mr Wood said: "If through business, we can go some way to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances or their environment then it has all been worth it.
"Initially Boozy Cow was just another addition to the Group but we came up with the idea of channeling all our extensive charitable work through the one brand."
The Boozy Cow opened on the Netherkirkgate in August, with the Edinburgh branch opening in the former Amicus Apple site in Edinburgh earlier this year.
Mr Wood hopes to expand the burger chain by opening three new restaurants across Scotland by the end of 2017, with sites in Dundee, Perth, St Andrews, Glasgow and Inverness being considered.
The three new restaurant will create an estimated 150 jobs.