Work is under way to revamp a popular hotel in a Highland town.
The Eagle Hotel in Dornoch will be closed until November 8 to enable the £255,000 refurbishment – a joint investment from publican Eric Devenny and national pub operator Punch.
The bulk of the work will involve sprucing up the hotel’s nine en-suite bedrooms and other parts of the facility will also be refreshed and redecorated.
The award-winning hotel, located in the town’s Castle Street, is a short walk from Dornoch Cathedral and Royal Dornoch Golf Club.
It has built up a reputation for good food and a wide selection of Scottish gins, malts and real ales and scooped the Caithness and Sutherland Pub of the Year in 2015 and the Punch Publican of the Year 2016.
Mr Devenny and his partner Suzanne Duxbury have been running the hotel for 18 months and are excited about the improvements.
Mr Devenny said: “The Eagle Hotel is a beautiful 19th century coaching inn and we aim to offer a warm, homely welcome to our customers. We have a great sense of community in Dornoch and have loyal customers who welcome tourists from all over the world for golfing events and sight -seeing trips.
“Our bedrooms are being completely transformed with a premium feel. Everything is being replaced and the rooms will have a contemporary design with traditional touches to complement the rest of the hotel. The nine en-suite rooms comprise family, twin and double accommodation and include complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. I’m looking forward to welcoming guests to our new-look rooms and hearing their feedback.”