Ventures to make the Caledonian Canal and Great Glen more visitor friendly are continuing apace.
Work to create a range of glamping or “glamorous camping” pods beside the Caledonian Canal is nearing completion.
And bookings are already being taken for the upmarket huts at Laggan Locks, south of Fort Augustus, for those wishing to get away from it all.
The larch-clad buildings even include a small wood burning stove to make tourists’ stay even cosier.
A cafe area is also being built at the site, although it will not open until next season.
The work is being carried out by Go-Wright Ltd, a company based in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.
A Scottish Canals spokesman said that construction was expected to be finished by the end of the month and that the pods would be open for overnight stays from October.
The Laggan development is one of a series along the Caledonian Canal in recent years.
Scottish Canals has plans to boost tourism facilities along the historic waterway, which links Inverness and Fort William via Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy.
Earlier this year, Scottish Canals chief executive Steve Dunlop told business leaders in Inverness that the canal could be developed to attract more visitors to the north, just as the Forth and Clyde canal with its famous Kelpies sculptures.
And at the start of the year, it was announced that the towpaths of the Caledonian Canal which run between Inverness and Fort William would get a £1million investment.
The works will improve more than 12 miles of towpath along the canal, which forms a key part of the Great Glen Way Walking Route and the National Cycling Network.
The project is part of a larger £3.4million Scotland-wide scheme to improve the towpath network, which already attracts around 22 million visits per year from runners and commuting cyclists to daily dog walkers.