A funding boost on Speyside will drive forward electric car improvements in the area as well as an upgrade to a well-trodden tourist trail.
Moray Council has been awarded £810,000 to develop a project in the region to reduce carbon emissions.
Two new rapid charger ports will be installed in Aberlour as a result of the funding boost, which will double the amount in the village, as part of a project to create a low carbon centre.
The complex will include one charger specifically for buses and another for a local car club to promote sharing vehicles in the area.
Meanwhile, new cycling storage and bike repair stations will be provided along the Speyside Way trail close to car parks for those who do not want to undertake the entire 65-mile journey.
The path will also be upgraded from Craigellachie to Carron through Aberlour in order to encourage walkers and cyclists to use a safer route away from the A95 Keith to Aviemore road, which is well-used by whisky haulage firms.
The project has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Transport Scotland.
Moray Council leader Graham Leadbitter explained that tourists and locals alike would be able to benefit from the improvements.
He said: “Developing sustainable transport options is important for people right across Moray and it is essential that investment is made in our rural areas where people want to be able to use their bikes and walk in a safe environment.
“The investment to upgrade this section of the Speyside Way and to provide a range of cycle storage and other facilities will have significant benefits for the community and visitors to the area.
“The investment in electric vehicle infrastructure, including the use of an electric bus is a clear recognition of the rapidly growing use of electric and hybrid vehicles. This is an important investment in Speyside.”