Work has started on a £2.5m project to build a marine engineering workshop and vessel wash-down area at Stornoway Harbour.
New jobs are expected to be created when the facility, being developed by Stornoway Port Authority (SPA), opens.
The project is the final part of a wider £12m investment in the Newton Basin and Goat Island areas of the harbour by the organisation.
Serving commercial and leisure markets, the workshop will house two covered boat repair bays, one of which will be available on a long-term lease and the other on a short-term basis.
It is being built on land reclaimed to create the 75-berth Newton Marina.
SPA awarded the construction contact for the development to Ayrshire-based 3b Construction, with a subcontract package going to Breedon Hebrides.