A proposal to ban cars from parking on narrow streets in a picturesque village have been rejected amid fears about the impact on tourism.
Aberdeenshire Council was reviewing public parking in Gardenstown and officers proposed waiting restrictions on Harbour Road.
Bus operators say the current parking layout makes it hard for vehicles to manoeuvre.
The plan was put to the Banff and Buchan area committee but was voted down.
The only change agreed was to cut the speed limit on Troup View to 20mph for safety reasons.
It was felt the proposed parking restrictions risked hitting tourism.