A new nature haven surrounded by a cycle path and walking routes will be created as part of the next stage of a flood management scheme in Aberdeen.
The project is one of four around the Den Burn area and was designed to save houses and businesses in the neighbourhood and further downstream from the threat of rising water.
An initial phase was completed last August, following flooding in March 2017.
The next stage of the scheme will focus on improving access and offering wildlife spotting opportunities by including a sand martin wall and a viewing platform.
Other improvements for the Den of Maidencraig flood management and wetlands project include creating nearby cycle paths, a new pond and a dipping platform stretching out over the water.
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “The Den of Maidencraig scheme has proved helpful since it opened by holding back water when there’s flooding around the Den Burn.
“In addition to the flooding benefits, it’s been fantastic to see wildlife be attracted to the area as the scheme is designed to do.
“The new nature-viewing platform, pond dipping platform, and sand martin nesting wall will all complement the area and make it a lot easier for people to view this wonderful wildlife on our doorstep.
“The improved access paths for cycling and walking will also make a difference, and we hope more people will use them for leisure as well as for going to school or work.”
Residents can apply for a 50% flood grant up to a maximum of £2,500.
The funding was designed to help with costs to buy equipment such as flood doors for their properties.
They can also apply for a total of £100 for an initial survey assessment on the Aberdeen City Council website.
Last month the local authority sent out a letter urging residents to be responsible and maintain the walls in the burn, after it was clogged with rubbish during heavy rainfall.
More than 90 reports of flooding were flagged up to the council between October 18 and 19.
When staff were called out they found that screens along the burn had been blocked with saw-cut branches and garden refuse.