Skye castle struck by lightning in storm made safe
Caisteal Maol on the Isle of Skye was damaged earlier this year in a storm.
Work to stabilise a castle struck by lightning on the Isle of Skye has been completed.
Caisteal Maol, also known as Castle Moil, was damaged during a storm in February, when it was struck by lightning, making the site unsafe.
Highland Council, which owns the property, arranged for stabilisation work to be carried out, to protect the damaged castle from further collapse and to preserve the historic monument.
The project was part-funded by Historic Environment Scotland and the council.
Each step of the stabilisation work was photographed to ensure every stone that needed to be removed would be put back in exactly the same place.
A lightning protection system has also been installed, designed to protect the whole of the ruin from any future strikes and damage.
Councillor John Finlayson said: "Caisteal Maol's historic, cultural and tourism significance is important to everyone who lives in Kyleakin.
"All Skye councillors are delighted that a plan was out in place to stabilise the castle and ensure it will be open for the public to visit in the future."