Two women from Jura have been chosen to manage a new scheme to attract visitors to the islands.
The Scottish Islands Passport scheme is being launched by regional transport agency Hitrans to encourage more people to go to Scotland’s 80 inhabited islands.
Sarah Compton-Bishop and Kirsten Gow have now been selected as project managers to help roll out the innovative scheme, working from their home island.
The duo will work to implement a detailed project plan including the development of both a physical and online App-based versions of a Scottish Island Passport.
Miss Gow said: “We are incredibly lucky to be able to live and work in such an amazing place and the view from the office window will definitely be a huge motivator when looking at ways to encourage people to explore the beautiful landscapes, rich culture and exciting activities on offer across all of our islands, not just the better known.”
During the course of the project, they will spend time visiting other island communities throughout Scotland to discuss and identify the most effective ways on each island of encouraging more visitors to experience the treasures of island life.
The scheme has already obtained funding support from the EU Leader programme and gained the backing of the Scottish Government and Shetland transport group Zetrans.