Upper levels of a multi-storey town car park in Moray have been closed on safety grounds after structural defects were found.
Levels three to six have been closed at the St Giles Centre car park in Elgin, taking 177 parking spaces out of use.
It comes after specialist contractors discovered structural defects affecting the integrity of concrete supports at the St Giles Centre.
Levels one and two, where there are 93 spaces available, remain unaffected.
Moray Council’s transportation manager, Nicola Moss, said: “We have a duty to ensure the safety of the public, and this closure is in response to those obligations.
“We acted swiftly to reduce the risk and don’t foresee the upper levels of the car park re-opening until a future plan for the structure is known.
“We’ll review the blue badge spaces and advise the public of any further changes to access to these spaces.
“We apologise to drivers for any inconvenience caused.”