An adorable otter cub which was found orphaned in Stornoway has been taken into care.
The distressed 10-week-old male cub was found alone and crying out for its mother by a member of the public in the isle of Lewis town.
The male cub has since been handed over into the care of the Scottish SPCA – and has been given the name Lewis after the island where he was found.
The charity are looking after him at their national wildlife centre at Fishcross in Clackmannanshire.
And he has been given company in his new home, with two other cubs of around the same age who were also discovered orphaned recently.
The Scottish SPCA have now released a series of photos of the cute creature enjoying itself in his new accommodation.
Wildlife centre manager Colin Seddon said: “Otters usually remain with their parents until they’re around a year old so Lewis is far too young to be on his own and wouldn’t have been able to survive in the wild.
“Lewis is being cared for along with two female cubs called Dipper and Dalis who arrived in our care a short while ago as they are around the same age.
“They’re being kept together which is ideal as otter cubs depend on interaction with their own kind.
“Lewis, Dipper and Dalis are getting on very well and will stay together and be released in around 12 months’ time once they are all mature enough to fend for themselves in the wild.”
If anyone discovers an injured or distressed wild animal, call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.