People are being asked for their suggestions on how to improve the surroundings of an 18th century stone cross which offers stunning views of the north-east coast.
The B-listed Macduff Market Cross and is regularly visited by people keen to see over Banff and Macduff and take pictures.
But Aberdeenshire Council’s structural engineers have found that the concrete platform around it, which was added more recently, is cracking and unsafe due to its weight.
The authority has now drawn up a selection of designs to improve the spot, and is urging people to get in touch with their ideas and preferences.
Frances Swanston, the council’s historic asset management project officer, is hoping the site can be improved so more people can enjoy the views.
She told the Banff and Macduff Community Council that there has been “a lot of movement and cracking of the platform”.
Ms Swanston added: “Investigations show that the cross and the base are stable but the platform was causing the structural issues.
“The council is looking at how we can address that and keep the area safe.”
The cross is thought to have been put up in 1783, before the church on the hill was added in 1805.
People can share their views by emailing email@example.com or, to see the various options, they can visit the displays at the Deveron Community and Sports Centre and the Macduff Community and Sports Centre which will be up until Tuesday.