A section of a port has been sealed off after sea water carved a hole in one of its piers.
Stonework at the harbour in Cullen buckled as a consequence of waves crashing against the outside of the defences, gradually causing them to become vulnerable.
Safety fences have now been installed on the north pier after part of the walkway collapsed.
Work to repair the damage at the harbour, which is run by Moray Council, is expected to be completed later this month.
Keith and Cullen councillor Ron Shepherd explained that work to repair the damage was “in hand” with council management.
He said: “The weather here has not been too bad recently. I think general wear and tear has played a part in it. It’s all being taken care of.”