An island golf club that has become home to a white-tailed sea eagle nest has been shortlisted for an environmental award.
Craignure Golf Club on Mull partnered-up with the well-known Mull Eagle Watch last year.
The clubhouse provides a base for birdwatchers to view the nest from and serves up homemade refreshments to the nature-lovers, many of whom return at a later date for a round of golf.
Golf club members and guests also help to protect the eagles and report sightings to RSPB Scotland.
There are 21 pairs of breeding sea eagles on Mull, with Mull Eagle Watch providing a way to view one pair without disturbing them at Craignure Golf Club.
The male at Craignure is named Scalla and the female Anna. Both are aged in their mid-20s.
They had a male chick last year which was named Ailleag, meaning gemstone, by staff and pupils at Ulva Ferry Primary School. Mull is sometimes known as The Gem of the Hebrides.
The successful partnership has resulted in Craignure Golf Club being short-listed in the “Outstanding Environmental Project of the Year” category in the UK Golf Environment Awards 2020.
The awards were founded in 1995 to recognise outstanding individuals and golf courses, no matter how big or small, for the time and effort they put into protecting their unique surroundings.
The winner will be revealed at a ceremony in Yorkshire on January 22.
RSPB Scotland Mull Officer, Dave Sexton, said: “We’re very grateful to the golf club for hosting Mull Eagle Watch so successfully and we’re very excited for them to be recognised in this way at the awards.