Repairs to a 200-year-old North-east harbour wall are to get under way.
“Disastrous” sea damage caused a massive hole and left the B-listed wall at Cullen Harbour in danger of collapse.
Immediate work was agreed to prevent further erosion after an inspection by Moray Council engineers.
Members of the public have been urged to stay away from the pier which was partially sealed of last week.
A spokeswoman for Moray Council said: “Contractors are on site at Cullen now and the parapet of the wall will be coming down this week.
“We’re aiming to stabilise the sea-facing side of wall in the short term and looking at options for rebuild.”