Moray police are investigating a vandalism incident at the picturesque Elgin Cathedral.
One of the windows of the ticket office and shop for the historic site was smashed between 4pm on Friday and 8.40am on Saturday.
The glass was shattered and additional damage being caused to the window.
Moray MSP Richard Lochhead said of the vandalism: “Everyone was appalled by the damage at Elgin Cathedral. The cathedral is our most famous and spectacular landmark and the idea that anyone would want to damage is reprehensible.”
A spokeswoman for Historic Environment Scotland said: “Our Monument Conservation Unit (MCU) has assessed the damage and in the meantime the window has been boarded up. We would encourage anyone with any information to contact the police.”
Historic Environment Scotland have estimated the reparations to cost “several hundreds of pounds.”
Constable Brian Donaldson, from the Elgin Local Policing Team, said: “Mindless vandalism such as this creates misery for our communities. It is a shame that thoughtless individuals have caused this damage to the cathedral which is a prominent feature of Elgin bringing a number of visitors to the area.
“I am appealing for help in identifying those responsible and ask that if you have information which you think could help contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”