A salmon farm in Orkney is planning to build a small development of houses to stop workers leaving their jobs.
Phil Boardman, Scottish Sea Farms manager in Eday, says trained staff have left because “we didn’t have anywhere for them to go home to”.
Now the firm plans to erect four eco-friendly cabins on a site at Mill Bay in the island.
The owners of the land plan to add two more units which will be available for short-term or holiday lets.
Those behind the £750,000 development say it could serve as a model for other islands where communities need workers, and those workers need homes.
The one-bedroom cabins for workers will be constructed off site and shipped in, and are designed to be environmentally friendly.