The Highland Council has launched a consultation into possible new parking restrictions on a popular road in a Scottish national park.
The proposed restrictions on overnight parking are for the Glenmore Road, C1126, which runs from Coylumbridge up to the Coire Cas Ski Lift Car Park in the Cairngorms.
The council is also looking to bring in daytime parking charges along the road near Loch Morlich.
A council spokesperson said the move came amid “pressures” on the road system, saying that managing visitors to that area of the Cairngorms National Park has been a “challenge”.
The proposals, which are currently out for public consultation, would see a maximum stay limit of 12 hours imposed between 7am and 10pm, with no overnight parking allowed.
Charges would be £2 for one hour, £4 for six hours, and £5 for 12 hours.
A Highland Council spokesperson said: “Visitor management in the area of Glenmore has been a challenge in this part of the national park.
“In light of the pressures being experienced and as the Roads Authority, the Highland Council has published some additional proposals to improve the control of vehicle activities.
“These proposals are at the public consultation stage and all feedback will be reviewed before further steps are taken in this process.
“Any restrictions on the public road are enforced by Highland Council Parking Enforcement staff.”
A “statement of reasons” for the proposals says the order “will assist with traffic management in general and specifically relating to congestion and unsafe / unmanaged parking experienced on the C1126 Glenmore main Road and Glenmore Lodge access road”.
Restrictions would “introduce waiting and loading restrictions and on-street pay and display parking and affects the roads at C1126 Glenmore Road between its junction with Rothiemurchus Lodge Access Road eastwards to the snow gates for Cairngorm Mountain and a section of road at the entrance to the Coire Cas Ski Lift Car Park [and] the access road leading to Glenmore Lodge from its junction with the C1126 eastwards to its junction with the Glenmore Lodge”.