It seems as though the tide could be turning for Amble.
The seaside town endured a torrid time over recent years with the closure of Northumberland Foods and Border Laird, resulting in the loss of hundreds of jobs.
But there a plans afoot which could change the face of the town, as well as its fortunes.
The scheme for a harbour village, to turn Amble into the seafood town, has surely got to be seen as an interesting, bold and encouraging idea.
On top of this, planning consent has been given to a separate plan for work in and around the marina area and renovation of the Coquet Street car park.
A new Indian eatery has opened in town, while two renowned North East chefs, Richard Sim and Martin Charlton, launched The Old Boat House bistro.
The former Marina Arms pub has been brought back into use and Spurreli ice-cream parlour was rated fourth best in the UK based on TripAdvisor reviews.
Amble also held a successful Puffin Festival earlier this year.
Perhaps this all points to positive times ahead.