Invasive plants at a Moray castle will be eradicated as part of nationwide efforts to tackle the growing problem.
The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) has ordered work to take place at Brodie Castle, between Forres and Nairn.
The non-native Rhododendron ponticum have been crowding out other plant species and spreading plant disease at the site.
It is hoped the work will lead to native plants and nature flourishing once more.
The work comes as part of “project wipeout” – a push to eliminate invasive plants like Japanese Knotweed and American Skunk Cabbage.
The project is funded by People’s Postcode Lottery, the Nature Scot Biodiversity Challenge Fund and Baillie Gifford.
Work will focus on the castle’s pond area.
NTS operations manager, James Dean, said: “By removing these non-native plants, we are doing our bit for Moray’s natural habitats and giving its beautiful native flora the chance to flourish, benefitting our biodiversity and the wildlife.”