A 16-week project to refurbish an historic Highland footbridge begins today.
The Alexandra suspension bridge at Tain spans the River Tain and links the town’s golf club with the foreshore.
It has been closed for four years as a safety precaution.
The 110-year-old B-listed steel crossing has suffered severe corrosion.
Highland Council appointed Renfrewshire-based Maclean and Speirs to carry out a major refurbishment of the 141ft crossing.
The bridge will be closed during the works but access to the links shore path and the river path to the golf course will not be affected.
Funding for the project has been provided by the Tain Common Good Fund, Historic Scotland, Tain Community Council, Highland Council’s capital programme and its local ward discretionary budget.
The decorative, wire-rope suspension bridge was manufactured by the Rose Street Foundry in Inverness.