A bridge closure in Moray caused by flash flooding has been extended by almost another two months.
Delfur Bridge near Boat O’Brig, south of Fochabers, was shut by the council after strong currents ripped away stonework from the structure.
Initial estimates from authority engineers suggested the crossing over the Mulben Burn would open again tomorrow.
However, notices have now been published by the council warning the bridge will now remain closed due to continuing safety concerns until Sunday, November 3 at the earliest.
Sandbags were initially stacked at the base of the structure in an attempt to prevent further undermining before the decision was taken to close it.
Other landslips in the area led to concerns at the time that 16 properties might be entirely cut-off following the extreme weather.
Damage caused by torrential downpours across the region last month prompted Moray Council to activate funding from the Scottish Government under the Bellwin scheme.
The move means the authority will fund the clear-up and repair bills up to £428,000, with Holyrood picking up the rest of the tab.
Diversions have been set up by the council via the B9103 Boat O’Brig to Mulben road and the B9015 Rothes to Mosstodloch road during the bridge closure.