A coastal path hit by a landslip could be reopened by late August.
The Portknockie and Cullen route, which is popular with walkers and cyclists, closed in November after it slipped in heavy rain.
Moray Council and Sustrans are working to resolve the problem, but in the meantime have revealed a temporary fix is to be put in place over the summer.
Local MP Douglas Ross said: “I am pleased that Sustrans have arranged a survey to assess what remedial works will be needed to re-open the route.
“The survey is scheduled to begin in July and the results will be available later in the summer.
“It is expected that a temporary repair could be in place by late August, which is great news for walkers, cyclists and older people who can use mobility scooters along the relatively flat and safe path.”