Scottish Government ministers are being urged to reject controversial plans for giant power pylons in one of Galloway's most scenic areas.
The call comes from Dumfries and Galloway constituency MP Alister Jack, who took up the issue for campaigners opposing the overground cable project.
Mr Jack said: "The clear view of many of my constituents is that this essential infrastructure project should be completed underground.
"It is a national project and so the final decision lies with the Scottish Government. I urge ministers to do the right thing and reject the overground proposal."
SP Energy Networks (SPEN) plan to erect up to 120 pylons, at heights ranging from 25 metres to 35 metres, on a 20-mile power grid route stretching from Kendoon to Tongland.
Opponents argue the pylons would scar areas of outstanding beauty and parts of the Galloway Forest Park.
However, SPEN point out the work is needed to upgrade ageing power infrastructure, including increasing transmission capacity to service green energy sources such as wind farms.
Mr Jack said: "Our scenic areas, wildlife and natural habitats are amongst the region's greatest assets and are important for both future tourism potential and for those of us who are lucky enough to live in the region.
"We are told the new power line is replacing 80 year old infrastructure, so additional costs associated with laying the new cable underground could be seen as a long-term investment which should show a return stretching far into the future."