Worried parents are backing a campaign to have flooded and poorly maintained walking paths brought up to scratch.
A petition started by Fraserburgh mum Elizabeth Bannerman has attracted almost 100 signatures in the space of just 48 hours.
She says she launched it “because our kids have a right to get to and from school safe and dry”.
The paths under scrutiny, which allow pupils of Lochpots Primary to travel to school between St Andrews Drive and Lochpots Road, are prone to flooding on days of heavy rain.
Ms Bannerman added: “When it freezes over it is an accident waiting to happen.
“I end up having to contact (Fraserburgh councillor) Brian Topping. who gets it cleared right away and I’m very grateful to him, but this is not good enough. It needs to be sorted so there is no flooding.”
One signatory to the petition said: “I am signing this petition as I use this path on a regular basis to walk my children to school and when it is flooded it is really, really bad.”
Another added: “It’s not safe for kids. My kids don’t go there (Lochpots Primary), but I wouldn’t want them getting wet or an accident to happen if they did.”
Last night, Councillor Topping voiced his support for the parents and revealed he had already called council officers to the site.
He said: “They’re going to be getting it cleaned up, they’re going to look at any damage and get it repaired, and they’re going to be looking at the drain to get it cleared.
“I certainly appreciate the work the officers have done, but I’m just disappointed that after getting promises year after year we’re raising it again.
“Every time I raise it there’s a clean, then it seems to slump back to a case of as and when they get time to do it. To me, that’s simply not good enough.
“I’m certainly going to be keeping a watchful eye on it, but I do appreciate my constituents raising it and all the people who have signed the petition.”