A rural road in Moray will be shut until later next month after heavy rain caused a devastating landslip.
Earth plunged down into a burn near a section of the Ordiquish Road south of Fochabers following days of torrential rain.
The landslide caused the edge of the road to erode, leading to fears it could be several weeks before it is able to reopen.
Moray Council has now put an emergency closure in place amid fears the road could collapse. It is likely to remain shut until August 25.
The closure means some locals will now face a nine-mile diversion to get to and from nearby Fochabers. Diversions will be signposted.
A Moray Council spokesman said: “Land to the side of the road is steeply banked, and approximately 10 metres of this has slipped down towards the Burn of Aultderg some 40 metres below.
“This has undermined the edge of the road which is now liable to collapse.
“Barriers have been erected to guide pedestrians safely past the slip.”
The local authority added that despite the road being closed to vehicles, it will remain open for walkers on the Speyside Way.
Last August, Ordiequish Road had to be closed by Moray Council as result of devastating landslips at the gorge south of Ordiequish car park.