A Wester Ross smokehouse has ceased production and is to become a holiday letting unit.
The owners of Isle of Ewe smokehouse, Alistair and Paula Gordon have decided to stop smoking fish in the light of multiple business challenges.
The couple have been granted planning permission by Highland Council to extend and alter the Aultbea smokehouse to create a family-size, contemporary style holiday house with spectacular views.
The smokehouse was placed on the market for sale in 2017, but potential deals fell through.
Mrs Gordon said the family’s commitment to the area remained unwavering, and the new business would sit well with other local businesses which offer kayaking, mountain biking, yoga, art and music.
She said: “This is an amazing place and we love it here.
“The NC500 has opened up a lot of possibilities with people looking for experience-led holidays.
“Our staff in the smokehouse were all part-timers so we haven’t had to lay anyone off.
“We expect to be able to offer employment again through the new business.”
The Gordons have sold the intellectual property to the smokehouse and are in the process of selling various bits of equipment such as the kiln and chiller.
“There is so much to do in this area we want to work with other businesses to extend the season through the autumn and winter months,” Mrs Gordon added.