An old wooden shed that had become a favourite location for photographers visiting a Highland glen has been badly damaged by winter weather.
Photographers and tourists from all over the world stopped to take snaps of the timber structure in Glen Etive and the rusty old bicycle that had been leaning against it for decades.
Last year, the bike, thought to have been there for 40 years, disappeared without trace to the dismay of people returning to the glen.
But professional photographer Karl Griffin, 41, who runs Ballachulish-based Glencoe Photography, decided it should be replaced and took it on himself to find a suitable replacement.
After several months of searching, he eventually found a rusty black Raleigh bike that was about 25-30 years old on eBay.
And he propped it up against the shed that was once the engine room servicing power for the glen.
Mr Griffin said he had been “mortified” when the bike went missing as it was always appearing on photography websites and forums and everyone had been really pleased that it was back.
He added that he was very disappointed to hear that the shed had now suffered in the storms.
Boards are missing from the front, the gable end and part of the door is missing and half of the roof has fallen in.
Mr Griffin said: “I’m pretty gutted. I knew it would get worse and worse. I had hoped it would get even more photogenic as it fell down, but it seems this is not the case.
“I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m going up there to take a look at it this week.
“I think rebuilding the shed is a step too far for me, but I may be able to do some minor repairs to make it look authentic.”
He explained that he often started his tours at the bottom of the glen and stopped at the bike at Invercharnan on the way back.
He said: “If I can’t repair the shed, I will have to see if I can move the bike a bit to get it into a better position for photographs.”