A major project to protect a town and its access road from a landslip has been completed ahead of schedule.
Work had been taking place at Crovie, on Aberdeenshire’s north coast.
The road had been expected to reopen in the middle of November, but reopened ahead of schedule on Friday.
The landslip has been worsening since 2009 with the council choosing to close the road to vehicles in September 2017, meaning access was only possible on foot.
Around £500,000 has been spent on the project, which has included the installation of soil nails and mesh across the slope to help prevent any further movement.
Chairman of Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure committee Peter Argyle said: “This was an extremely difficult and technical situation, requiring specialist expertise and significant sums of money, so I’m very pleased to see it conclude successfully.”