A Highlands and Islands MSP has called for answers on how long a historic Western Isles tourist attraction will remain closed.
Donald Cameron has echoed the concerns of residents over the prolonged closure of the ancient Dun Carloway broch on Lewis.
Mr Cameron has raised the issue with Fiona Hyslop, the tourism minister, after it emerged that some coach operators were considering pulling the plug on tours to the Western Isles due to the continued uncertainty over the reopening date of the structure.
The broch has been closed for more than a month, after a walker took a tumble at the famed site and sustained a broken ankle.
Historic Environment Scotland argued that “loose high-level masonry and a potential structural issue” required attention, forcing the closure of the attraction.
However, Mr Cameron has demanded answers of the Scottish Government to determine when it will reopen to the public.
Mr Cameron said: “The broch, which is the direct responsibility of the Scottish Government through its agency Historic Environment Scotland, is a major part of the tourist offering on Lewis.
“Its prolonged closure is causing consternation in the area.
“I am very concerned that these continued problems could drain confidence from the business community and unsettle people who are considering investing in the islands.”
This ancient landmark was believed to have been built in the 1st century AD.