A key section of a coastal path taking in some of the most beautiful seaside views in Aberdeenshire has been repaired and rejuvenated by a community group.
The Mearns Coastal Trail organisation has completed the first section of the Johnshaven to St Cyrus trail, just south of Johnshaven.
The team chose to fix up the path because of damage caused by heavy rains.
Local contrctors were used to level out and resurface the path, and new drains were installed from the field above it – and a new pond has been created to help reduce future erosion.
Volunteers have also sowed coastal wildflowers on the exposed soil, and planted willow trees, to help stabalise the banks and attract wildlife.
A statement from the group said: “We are now planning the next section of the path, which is at risk of being completely lose due to a combination of neglect, natural coastal erosion and storm damage.
“We have identified several priority areas which require urgent attention, and will be making further grant applications to improve them.”
The Mearns Coastal Trail group added: “The overall goal is to develop and promote the trail by linking existing stretches and points of interest, while providing opportunities to develop new attractions and services.
“We want to preserve and promote the wide and varied heritage, and natural history of the area, for both local communities and visitors along the Mearns coast.”
To find out more about the ongoing work, go to the website www.visitmearns.com