A popular walking and cycling path in Moray hit by a landslip will finally be repaired later this year.
Work will start on the Cullen and Portknockie route in September, more than two years after heavy rain damaged the well-used route.
The path was closed between September 2017 and December 2018 to allow for temporary repairs and a flood risk assessment to be carried out.
Now a permanent plan of action has been drafted, and construction will begin in mid-September.
Moray MP Douglas Ross welcomed the news and said it had been a “long time coming.”
He said: “This extremely popular footpath, used by local people and tourists, was damaged by a landslip back in September 2017 caused by torrential rain. Although some temporary work was done last year to allow the path to be used, full repairs are finally set to go ahead.
“I’m grateful to Moray Council for keeping us updated with the progress towards restoring this scenic coastal path, loved by so many people, and I hope that the planned timetable can be met.
“The consultant, Atkins, recently visited the area to get a greater understanding of the ground conditions at the site of the landslip and Sustrans, the charity who aim to ensure that people in Scotland have access to a network of safe walking and cycling routes, plan to enable construction to go ahead from mid-September.”
Signs were put in place at the route to advise users that any maintenance already done on the path were temporary.
Keith and Cullen councillor Donald Gatt is happy to see plans being put in place to get the path back up to top quality.
He said: “Moray Council have been in close discussion with Sustrans throughout this process and I am pleased that final repairs to the path near Portknockie, where the landslip occurred, are set to go ahead later this year.”