Ambitious plans to transform a North-east road into the region’s very own North Coast 500 have stepped up a gear with the unveiling of a new viewpoint across the Cairngorms.
The Snow Roads Scenic Route is establishing a 90-mile journey through Aberdeenshire, Moray and the Highlands to attract more tourists to the area.
The proposal encompasses the A93 and A939 from Blairgowrie through Aberdeenshire and Grantown, covering the likes of Glenshee, Corgarff, Balmoral, the Lecht.
A sculpture, marking the latest stage of the project, has now been unveiled at the Tomintoul Quarry. Scottish architects Angus Ritchie and Daniel Tyler designed the artwork – which comprises a “square arch” offering views across the River Avon – named Still.
The new viewpoint offers 360-degree views of the Cairngorms for visitors taking to the Snow Roads route.