Storms washed it away three years ago.
But finally, a popular walking route from a north-east community’s main tourist attractions and town centre has opened again.
A pathway linking the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses and Fraserburgh Harbour was closed off by Aberdeenshire Council amid safety concerns in 2013.
It followed a massive tempest in the region, which caused millions of pounds of damage.
At the time, locals voiced concerns that the route could be lost forever, but the authority has now installed a protective barrier to bring the path back into use.
Last night, Fraserburgh councillor Ian Tait said the entire path had been moved back from the edge to make it safe.
He added: “The council will continue to monitor the stability of the slope and investigate options for future protection of it.
“I would like this path to be protected from further erosion, so there can be a trail for locals and visitors to get from the lighthouse and heritage museums, easily down to the harbour which is another interesting sight for visitors to see.”
He has asked Aberdeenshire Council to install rock armouring so that the problem “can be dealt with properly”.
The path, as well as leading to the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre, takes in the town’s Wine Tower, which is thought to have been used as a storehouse in the 16th century and has latterly been associated with local legend which asserts it is haunted.
Mr Tait declared that its foundation on the coastline remained “safe”.
He said: “It is built on solid rock and it is of great historical interest.
“So it is important to include it in a visitor trail for people walking from the harbour to the museums at the lighthouse, or vice versa.”
Earlier this year, another storm damaged an alternate path from nearby Broadsea area of Fraserburgh to the museum and a section of the path in the Broa had to be closed after it collapsed in heavy rain and wind.