New barriers have been erected on a sealed off Moray footbridge to try and deter people from avoiding safety warnings.
The crossing to Lossiemouth’s East Beach was closed in July last year amid concerns that one of its centre spans was on the brink of collapse.
However, despite numerous warnings, some have continued to circumnavigate barriers put in place at either end to prevent beach-goers walking across.
Yesterday Moray Council erected two stronger barriers, one at either side of the perilous section of the 100-year-old structure, to prevent people taking to the exterior of the bridge to avoid blockades.
A spokeswoman said: “The palisade fencing is more substantial and secure, aimed at preventing attempts to cross the bridge – and in response to calls for us not to remove a span. The other fences will also remain in place.”