An old drovers road through the Cairngorms will be upgraded as part of the latest phase of a major path project.
The Lairig an Laoigh – Calves Pass – was once used to drive thousands of cattle from Aviemore and Nethy Bridge to Braemar.
The scheme is part of a four-year initiative to upgrade nearly 60 miles of paths.
The Cairngorm Mountain Heritage Project is also providing training for path workers, who will live in four cabins at the site for 18 weeks.
Project co-ordinator Lizzie Cooper said: “The workers will live on site for up to four months and withstand all that Scotland’s mountain can throw at them, whilst they carry out the painstaking and labour intensive work or repairing path erosion, metre by metre.”
The project also aims to tell the stories, myths and legends of the mountain range in a series of short films.