A planning application has been lodged to build a major housing development in Stornoway.
Some 76 affordable homes for families would be constructed at the edge of town.
In addition, a care home plus flats for people requiring extra care flats are included in the scheme.
The “core-and-cluster” care campus would be located off Perceval Road between Goathill farmhouse and Sand Street.
The proposal is a collaboration between Western Isles Council, Hebridean Housing Partnership and the Western Isles Integration Board, the council and health board joint health and social care panel.
A development statement said: “The proposed development will provide a care home for 52 residents, providing modern care facilities for the elderly and people with dementia and other frailties, 50 flats providing housing with extra care where people have their own living accommodation but can be supported in a range of ways to suit their needs, and 76 social houses in a mix determined as meeting local housing need by HHP.”
About £16 million has been committed by the council towards the care home element of the project though the final cost of the wider scheme will be much more.
The new facility would replace the Dun Eisdean and Dun Berisay homes which are occupied to maximum capacity.
Children living in the new housing would be schooled in the nearby school.
The council’s education department said: “Stornoway Primary currently has capacity for additional pupils and the degree of capacity would be sufficient for the likely number of additional pupils that the nature and scope of the proposed development would bring.”
Construction work would take between 18 months to three years depending on the pace of the residential development.
No housing would be built at the far northern end of the low lying site due to the risk of flooding at high tide.