Work began on Monday on the replacement of a dilapidated bus shelter at Guildford Square in Rothesay town centre.
The work is being carried out under the auspices of the Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative as part of a programme of investment worth more than £2.5 million from a variety of funders.
The dismantling of the old shelter and the installation of a bespoke ornamental steel replacement is being carried out by DP Structures, a specialist in the fabrication and installation of ornamental steel structures.
Work on removing the previous run-down shelter - installed as part of landscaping work in the square in the early 1990s - began on Monday, and its replacement should be in place by the end of next week.
The smaller shelter on the north side of the street, next to the town’s inner harbour, will also be taken down this week and replaced with a shelter of more standard size and configuration.
Both new shelters will be built in powder-coated galvanised steel, to withstand the maritime conditions, and will be painted in Rothesay Blue to match the ornamental lamp-posts along the front of the town.
In a news release the council said it already had a maintenance plan in place for the new shelters, which should be easier to maintain than those being replaced.