Security bollards will be part of a new cycle path in Scotland that will encourage people to walk instead of using the car.

According to the Press and Journal, the cycle track will connect the fringes of the town of Elgin to its train station, serving as a healthy way for commuters and the general public to access its transport hub.

The path project is the fruit of the Urban Freedom Scheme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the transport charity Sustrans, Cycling Scotland and Moray Council.

Security bollards and signage will be installed, along with widened pathways and cycle lanes.

A public consultation and community events will take place to enable residents to offer up their opinions on the idea.

Elgin City South councillor Graham Leadbitter told the newspaper that the cycle path development would get off the ground soon.

"I think the public consultation will happen pretty quickly because of the timescales involved in funding the scheme. It has to be done within the current financial year to get funding," he said.