An Aberdeenshire community is working to restore a bridge that was all but destroyed during flooding last year.
The village of Crovie, made up of 65 tightly packed houses, has been designated as a conservation area since 1974.
A picturesque timber footbridge in the heart of village was torn apart and washed away during flooding which swept through the region last September.
Muddy water plunged downhill through the coastal community and, like other affected areas such as Banff, Macduff and Turriff, it was up to locals to clear up the devastation.
The village bridge has been there for more than 50 years, and was last replaced in 2008.
Behind the campaign to reinstate the bridge is the Crovie Preservation Society, whcih was formed following a major storm that devastated the village back in 1953.
Hurricane-like winds battered homes, and towering waves destroyed paths, forcing residents to flee their homes at the time.
The society led efforts to restore the village to its former glory in the wake of that storm and now its latest mission is to reinstate the timber footbridge.
It is working alongside King Edward and Gamrie Community Council to create a replacement and has now applied to Aberdeenshire Council for permission to do so.
The bridge connects part of the village for pedestrians and also leads to walks at Troup Head, a coastal reserve that offers an assortment of wildflowers and a colony of gannets.
The society hope to use timbers from the previous bridge during the work, but will raise the new structure enough to reduce the risk of damage during any future flooding.
Planning documents state: “The exceptional flood in September 2019 brought down an unprecedented amount of debris including trees (complete with their roots), fencing posts and wiring and a water butt.
“These snagged on the bridge, which collapsed.
“The reinstatement will be almost identical to the previous bridge visually and should be acceptable in the conservation area.”
Crovie lies near to Pennan, made famous by Scottish comedy Local Hero.
A footpath along the shore to the west also leads to the neighbouring village of Gardenstown.