The Isle of Skye’s reputation as a top food destination has been boosted after the oldest inn on the island was bought by celebrity chef Paul Rankin.
The Glasgow-born cook and his partner Charlie Haddock have taken over the 18th century Stein Inn at Waternish.
Mr Rankin, 59, grew up in Ballywater, County Down, in Northern Ireland.
In 1989 Mr Rankin opened Roscoff, the restaurant that was to become the first to win a Michelin Star in Northern Ireland.
People travelled from Dublin simply to experience what was considered to be the best cooking in the province at the time.
Mr Rankin sold the restaurant in 2005.
He has since been a regular chef on the BBC cookery programme Ready Steady Cook and written several cook books.
In 1999 Mr Rankin was the first chef from Northern Ireland to be awarded a Michelin Star and in 2006 he competed in the Northern Ireland heat of the BBC’s Great British Menu, a competition to cook for the Queen on her 80th birthday.
It is believed Mr Rankin and Ms Haddock fell in love with the Stein Inn on a camping trip a few years ago. The inn houses 130 whiskies.
Skye already has a number of renowned restaurants including The Three Chimneys, Loch Bay, Kinloch Lodge and Scorrybreac.